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Old 08-29-2010, 11:38 AM
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:40 AM
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I have those problems too. I just don't owe my dad any money. lol
Lol Dad was my college loans...fml
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:45 AM
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I'm an Operations Coordinator for CN Rail. I basically run almost 1000 mile of territory. Decide when trains go to work, what work they will do, what the different yards will do, what cars will move, deal with issues as they come up, etc. Also work as a relief linepoint Trainmaster (or Trainmistress as the guys call me) as required. Basically the same thing as an Ops Coordinator, but more focused on a smaller territory and more involved with the crews and the smaller details that the Ops Coordinator doesn't have time for.
And yes, I know Larry Johnson. He's out in Biggar now isn't he? Didn't work with him too closely here as he was CN side and I deal with the former BCR side. Seemed like a good guy though.
And the reason I'm going to Regina is to finish my conductor qualifying. Its funny, I've been pushing to get this training for 2 years as it would make my job in the field so much easier and they kept telling me they couldn't fill my position so I couldn't go. And now its a mad rush to get me qualified. I keep trying to push it off now, not the reason why I wanted to be qualified.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:47 AM
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Just support, the heels werent comfortable
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:49 AM
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I'm an Operations Coordinator for CN Rail. I basically run almost 1000 mile of territory. Decide when trains go to work, what work they will do, what the different yards will do, what cars will move, deal with issues as they come up, etc. Also work as a relief linepoint Trainmaster (or Trainmistress as the guys call me) as required. Basically the same thing as an Ops Coordinator, but more focused on a smaller territory and more involved with the crews and the smaller details that the Ops Coordinator doesn't have time for.
And yes, I know Larry Johnson. He's out in Biggar now isn't he? Didn't work with him too closely here as he was CN side and I deal with the former BCR side. Seemed like a good guy though.
And the reason I'm going to Regina is to finish my conductor qualifying. Its funny, I've been pushing to get this training for 2 years as it would make my job in the field so much easier and they kept telling me they couldn't fill my position so I couldn't go. And now its a mad rush to get me qualified. I keep trying to push it off now, not the reason why I wanted to be qualified.
I worked for GE Transportation contracted to BNSF up in Havre, MT. They had the same things happening there half the time, couldn't find people to fill positions so they could move some one up, then all of a sudden they could and you weren't ready and moved you through. The railroads a funny thing lol
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:56 AM
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I worked for GE Transportation contracted to BNSF up in Havre, MT. They had the same things happening there half the time, couldn't find people to fill positions so they could move some one up, then all of a sudden they could and you weren't ready and moved you through. The railroads a funny thing lol
Haha the railroad is definately a completely different world. I haven't had a whole lot of training considering some of the jobs I've done. One of my old bosses referred to it as "battlefield training." Its more or less, heres a truck, heres a cell phone, good luck!!
They're only finally sending me to finish my conductor training due to a possible upcoming strike, get the management to fill in for the union guys. Which is why I'm trying to push it back now, I don't agree with it. Plus, I don't really want to work as a conductor through the winter in 3+ feet of snow and not be totally comfortable and familiar with the mechanics of the job.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:00 PM
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Haha the railroad is definately a completely different world. I haven't had a whole lot of training considering some of the jobs I've done. One of my old bosses referred to it as "battlefield training." Its more or less, heres a truck, heres a cell phone, good luck!!
They're only finally sending me to finish my conductor training due to a possible upcoming strike, get the management to fill in for the union guys. Which is why I'm trying to push it back now, I don't agree with it. Plus, I don't really want to work as a conductor through the winter in 3+ feet of snow and not be totally comfortable and familiar with the mechanics of the job.
Well, that sounds about like any other railroad. I have nothing against unions, or the guys in the unions, but some of them just don't care, they think the union entitles them to screw off.

We had some creepy mechanics up there, I wouldn't have wanted to be a woman around them either.

And "battlefield training" is pretty much how I figured out how to do half the stuff I did at the railroad, because they didn't have time to show me, or they didn't want to show me, etc. Some of the guys just hated me too.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:17 PM
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:42 PM
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:08 PM
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No prob lots of room food and beer.
Not to mention canadian girls kick ass!
idk man i eat alot of food hahahahaa but don't drink
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:27 PM
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Haha the railroad is definately a completely different world. I haven't had a whole lot of training considering some of the jobs I've done. One of my old bosses referred to it as "battlefield training." Its more or less, heres a truck, heres a cell phone, good luck!!
They're only finally sending me to finish my conductor training due to a possible upcoming strike, get the management to fill in for the union guys. Which is why I'm trying to push it back now, I don't agree with it. Plus, I don't really want to work as a conductor through the winter in 3+ feet of snow and not be totally comfortable and familiar with the mechanics of the job.
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I'm an Operations Coordinator for CN Rail. I basically run almost 1000 mile of territory. Decide when trains go to work, what work they will do, what the different yards will do, what cars will move, deal with issues as they come up, etc. Also work as a relief linepoint Trainmaster (or Trainmistress as the guys call me) as required. Basically the same thing as an Ops Coordinator, but more focused on a smaller territory and more involved with the crews and the smaller details that the Ops Coordinator doesn't have time for.
And yes, I know Larry Johnson. He's out in Biggar now isn't he? Didn't work with him too closely here as he was CN side and I deal with the former BCR side. Seemed like a good guy though.
And the reason I'm going to Regina is to finish my conductor qualifying. Its funny, I've been pushing to get this training for 2 years as it would make my job in the field so much easier and they kept telling me they couldn't fill my position so I couldn't go. And now its a mad rush to get me qualified. I keep trying to push it off now, not the reason why I wanted to be qualified.
That is just the way it is...
People running heavy equipment and initial training is load charts.
I have seen people who have never ran anything try and run equipment with that alone. Just cause you know when the crane should tip doesnt mean you know a thing about running a crane.
lol

And out this way (Midwest and western Canada) there is a shortage of decent workers, and also workers who can fail their drug test, which also contributes to many people being hired straight off the street and into some pretty intense positions. Hence -cngirl, I am not positive but to be 24 and running 1000mils of territory some people would work 25yrs and never have the jam to take that job. I am responsible for simple cleaning up 200miles and i can't keep up. But you become foreman, operator, and secretary overnight.

Lucky you. My supers are not too impressed about running trains either. Wouldnt catch me in one after working on track.
I love the railway and the poeple i meet, as well as places i see. Would never do anything else.
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That is just the way it is...
People running heavy equipment and initial training is load charts.
I have seen people who have never ran anything try and run equipment with that alone. Just cause you know when the crane should tip doesnt mean you know a thing about running a crane.
lol

And out this way (Midwest and western Canada) there is a shortage of decent workers, and also workers who can fail their drug test, which also contributes to many people being hired straight off the street and into some pretty intense positions. Hence -cngirl, I am not positive but to be 24 and running 1000mils of territory some people would work 25yrs and never have the jam to take that job. I am responsible for simple cleaning up 200miles and i can't keep up. But you become foreman, operator, and secretary overnight.

Lucky you. My supers are not too impressed about running trains either. Wouldnt catch me in one after working on track.
I love the railway and the poeple i meet, as well as places i see. Would never do anything else.

The territory isn't bad, the majority of it is more or less dead space between the stations. And with the forestry industry down the drain, we don't have nearly as many yards and trains working as a few years ago. I originally hired on as a clerk and then worked customer service for a while, that background really helps with understanding how to do my current job. I also don't lose it when bad stuff happens, too many people here get wound up when shit goes wrong. Its not like its my fault something derailed or the loco dies, and I definitely can't go out and fix it. It all works itself out eventually. It also helps that I've known most of the running trades employees for years, I'm a third-generation railroader. I leave them alone and let them do their jobs (after all, most of them have been doing it since before I was born) and they don't bullshit me. But if they screw around on me once, that's it, I won't help them out again and they just might be listed to do a little extra work next time.
I know what you mean about the drug testing and the new hires. It seems like if you can piss in a bottle and pass, you're hired. No consideration about the persons qualifications and their physical ability to actually do the job.
And I'm hoping they keep me inside if the strike does happen. I've worked a bit as yardmaster and STO (Supervisor Terminal Operations) and last strike I was in what was called the "War Room" (ridiculous, I know) helping decide what trains and yards were vital to operations. Lol but I'm probably dreaming.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:03 PM
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Heard plenty about warroom, lol.

I never knew anyone on railroad or ever even set foot on it...
Applied online and 2 weeks later I was running a spiker on a mega gang, talk about confusion and info overload...
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The territory isn't bad, the majority of it is more or less dead space between the stations. And with the forestry industry down the drain, we don't have nearly as many yards and trains working as a few years ago. I originally hired on as a clerk and then worked customer service for a while, that background really helps with understanding how to do my current job. I also don't lose it when bad stuff happens, too many people here get wound up when shit goes wrong. Its not like its my fault something derailed or the loco dies, and I definitely can't go out and fix it. It all works itself out eventually. It also helps that I've known most of the running trades employees for years, I'm a third-generation railroader. I leave them alone and let them do their jobs (after all, most of them have been doing it since before I was born) and they don't bullshit me. But if they screw around on me once, that's it, I won't help them out again and they just might be listed to do a little extra work next time.
I know what you mean about the drug testing and the new hires. It seems like if you can piss in a bottle and pass, you're hired. No consideration about the persons qualifications and their physical ability to actually do the job.
And I'm hoping they keep me inside if the strike does happen. I've worked a bit as yardmaster and STO (Supervisor Terminal Operations) and last strike I was in what was called the "War Room" (ridiculous, I know) helping decide what trains and yards were vital to operations. Lol but I'm probably dreaming.
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Heard plenty about warroom, lol.

I never knew anyone on railroad or ever even set foot on it...
Applied online and 2 weeks later I was running a spiker on a mega gang, talk about confusion and info overload...
Lol sounds like our railroads, they really do hire some toolsheds, but you really can make a career out of it, and you meet some interesting cool people and see some awesome territory along the way.
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