Join Date: Jan 2008
Sportbike: no more riding for me :(
Years Riding: ridin what?
How you found us: I lost a bet, this was my punishment
Ok but Jason, they don't hire when people are needed so the current employees are called during FEDERAL rest. The FRA requires them to have so many hours of down time. The company has installed computer callers to call them for jobs. The system glitches and calls when the conductors and engineers have federally required rest, and there are no humans to talk to, only a "robot caller". So they have cut spending on callers, and they are under staffed so they are saving money on payroll. And are making a crazy amount of money. The people that go in a work, under all weather conditions, and on holidays, weekends, and overtime shouldn't have benefits taken away to make the company even more money. I just don't get how they are asking too much for their families to be covered properly. They aren't asking for a ton of money, just to maintain their benefits. They have had out of pocket increases yearly without complaining. But now they are increasing premiums and decreasing benefits.
I don't ride, I cook!