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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone work for the railroad?

    Currently applying for a conductor position and hoping to get some opinions on the job.Thx


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    knew several years ago that did out of slc and pocatello idaho. they worked for 6 months then laid off/unemployment for 6 months. great bennies due to the unions, but the work was not full time.

    again, years ago..

    gl....
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    I just got done. I aced the test and did really well on the board interview. We'll see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by newty View Post
    I just got done. I aced the test and did really well on the board interview. We'll see.
    awesome- hope you get the job. the guys here will park the train blocking the busiest road in our town so they hop out and get McDonald's
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    I have a cousin that works for BNSF and loves it. Been there about 14 years now. Paid well to!!
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    Newty,

    I've been workin' on the railroad,
    All the live long day.
    I've been workin' on the railroad,
    Just to pass the time away.
    Don't you hear the whistle blowing?
    Rise up so early in the morn.
    Don't you hear the captain shouting
    "Dinah, blow your horn?"

    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o-o-o-o.
    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
    Strumming on the old banjo.
    Drew
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    Beat me to it Drew!

    I had a friend who worked for the railroad. Loved it and the pay was good but the crew he was with was very on and off with work and after only a couple years he left. Hopefully it's a bit more steady!
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    A friend at work has a husband who works for the railroad and when he retires the spouse gets 1/2 of a retirement also. Sounds like one of the better paying jobs and benefits.
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    My Dad did it for a while. My grandfather did it for a long time and retired. His wife (grandma) lived to be 89 and collected RR retirement for a long time.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfeman131 View Post
    Newty,

    I've been workin' on the railroad,
    All the live long day.
    I've been workin' on the railroad,
    Just to pass the time away.
    Don't you hear the whistle blowing?
    Rise up so early in the morn.
    Don't you hear the captain shouting
    "Dinah, blow your horn?"

    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o-o-o-o.
    Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
    Strumming on the old banjo.
    Yeeeeaa... thanks for that Drew.


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