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Date: 01/07/19 20:09
Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: Lackawanna484

Seems like some of EHH's decisions have been walked back (some yards, some humps, etc), while others (monster trains, underpowering them, ) seem to be enduring.

So, is Jim Foote doing the EHH dance, or is he making his own changes?



Date: 01/07/19 20:53
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: n

foot is doing his own thing. its definitely a different csx. havent had any managers fired since hh died, exept for jermaine swaford. so managers arent under the gun like they were. things are going back to the csx way of life.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/19 20:54 by n.



Date: 01/07/19 21:05
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: engineerinvirginia

n Wrote:
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> foot is doing his own thing. its definitely a
> different csx. havent had any managers fired since
> hh died, exept for jermaine swaford. so managers
> arent under the gun like they were. things are
> going back to the csx way of life.

well sort of....we can't hire even though we are short handed....well partly because 90% of applicants are meth heads and opiate users...and people who retire are taking their jobs with them. And the trains are still monster trains, and cars are not supposed to sit in a yard unless they are in the shop track.....they only hang around long enough to get switched and blocked properly and when tidied up the train they go on will be going on duty to get them out. 



Date: 01/07/19 21:08
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: Trainhand

What did swafford do to get fired?  I worked under him 10-15 years ago when he was trainmaster in Augusta and I found him to be fair and honest. It wouldn't surprise me if that is why he got canned..
 



Date: 01/08/19 07:56
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: mttrainman1

Still plenty of terminations going on. The threat of being fired and the fear imminent termination is def alive and well. It may have more to do with the location you are in.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/19 07:59 by mttrainman1.



Date: 01/08/19 08:06
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: towazy

This (PSR) is being rolled out on the NS also,although under a different name,”Clean Sheet”  Some managers,even high level ones,have “left for other opportunities” or been reassigned/demoted. Haven’t seen a lot talked about in the online forums or railman,or even the business press fir that matter.

 



Date: 01/08/19 09:15
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: Jimbo

towazy Wrote:
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> This (PSR) is being rolled out on the NS
> also,although under a different name,”Clean
> Sheet”  Some managers,even high level ones,have
> “left for other opportunities” or been
> reassigned/demoted. Haven’t seen a lot talked
> about in the online forums or railman,or even the
> business press fir that matter.

Yes, have also heard about some high level NS execs leaving.



Date: 01/08/19 10:59
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: mully

engineerinvirginia Wrote:
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> n Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > foot is doing his own thing. its definitely a
> > different csx. havent had any managers fired
> since
> > hh died, exept for jermaine swaford. so
> managers
> > arent under the gun like they were. things are
> > going back to the csx way of life.
>
> well sort of....we can't hire even though we are
> short handed....well partly because 90% of
> applicants are meth heads and opiate users...and
> people who retire are taking their jobs with them.
> And the trains are still monster trains, and cars
> are not supposed to sit in a yard unless they are
> in the shop track.....they only hang around long
> enough to get switched and blocked properly and
> when tidied up the train they go on will be going
> on duty to get them out. 

Add the fact That a lot of people don’t want a job they just want a hand out. No pride in working anymore. Used to be hard as heck to get on with the RR


Gary

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Date: 01/08/19 14:21
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: Jimbo

Jimbo Wrote:
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> towazy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This (PSR) is being rolled out on the NS
> > also,although under a different name,”Clean
> > Sheet”  Some managers,even high level
> ones,have
> > “left for other opportunities” or been
> > reassigned/demoted. Haven’t seen a lot talked
> > about in the online forums or railman,or even
> the
> > business press fir that matter.
>
> Yes, have also heard about some high level NS
> execs leaving.

Updated to note Terry Evans from NS has landed at R J Corman Railroad Group on their Board of Directors, per Railway Age.  Also former CP Vice President Vern Graham was appointed to the board,

https://www.railwayage.com/freight/former-norfolk-southern-cp-execs-join-r-j-corman-board/?RAchannel=freight



Date: 01/08/19 14:27
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      The states are jumping on the band wagon to be dope dealers too, so why should employers expect prospective emloyees to be 'clean' ?



Date: 01/08/19 15:09
Re: Has Jim Foote turned out to be Hunter Harrison Jr?
Author: ns1000

dcfbalcoS1 Wrote:
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>       The states are jumping on the band wagon
> to be dope dealers too,

Don't remind me...

so why should employers
> expect prospective emloyees to be 'clean' ?

Because it's the right thing to do...

The company I work for can't get new hires for the same reason(s).

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