Got offered a job as a freight train conductor. Could be fun and might be worth looking into if you’re interested.
We don't have Norfolk Southern here in PHX, we have CSX. Sucks. Getting really burnt out working with bad ass kids for low pay/appreciation.
I have never seen more U-turns, in the middle of 4+ lane highways no less, than since I’ve moved here.All y'all have clearly never driven in Utah, where people slow down coming up to green lights, so they can run the red when it changes, while doing 20 under the speed limit.
I thought about making the jump about 18 months ago, but just decided it wasn't the way to go after talking to some railroad guys. They're not like the airlines, they'll furlough the day they're overstaffed. Basically the general feeling I got was, until your 10 years + years in, you're likely to get furloughed now and then.Norfolk Southern is hiring. Saw an ad on linked in, applied, interviewed via the interwebz, and received an offer all over the span of like 10 days.
Flew with a dude that did that for like 9 years out in WI.
you’ll see the random CSX, KS southern, even FerroMex train on the tracks here, but yeah the tracks here are primarily UP.Dunno, maybe. I just went and looked up railroad jobs in PHX. CSX came up with a Trainmaster position for all locations.
Curious what duty days/duty periods, pay etc is like?
Interviewer: Will you sacrifice your personal wellbeing, health, hobbies you enjoy, and family for this job?
I used to work for CSX. We don’t go west of St. Louis. You’ll see the CSX locomotives all over the country though, as we Interchange with UP and BNSF. It’s quicker to let the locos go through. It’s why you’ll see a UP or BNSF loco in the east as well.Dunno, maybe. I just went and looked up railroad jobs in PHX. CSX came up with a Trainmaster position for all locations.
Amazing how many guys still act surprised when the job turns out just like the interviewer told them it would. They make it clear it’s going to suck and isn’t for everyone. However, if you put up with it, it can be a six figure job on a high school diploma.