Union Pacific is hiring!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by KCS, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. KCS

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  2. MilesWestern

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    WOW! That's quite alot of responsibility! That looks like a neat job though! I espically like about how it calls for "High ethical standards!" :D


    DEANO's movin' to Louisana! sign1

    Whoo HOO!





    Just kidding, I know he's a long time owner of a painting company, and HE doesn't want to move, I know that! ;)
  3. Switchman73

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    that sounds more like pushing pencils, than railroading
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    The Northfolk Southern and CSX is always hiring here in East Tennessee. I know alot of people that has worked for both railroads and don't last. I wonder why?

    Andy
  5. KCS

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    Yea, I wouldn't mind everything except watching over 70 people and office work. I'm more of the "hand's on" type of guy. I bet that position makes at least $100k a year or better.
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    The job sucks. Long hours, lots of travel, and no time at home. You will eat, sleep, breathe, and dream railroad for the rest of your life -- or at least until you get enough senority to find a regular job. The money is great and the benefits are great but if you need to have a life then it's probably not for you.

    Advice to any railfan contemplating a railroad career: Working for the railroad is the best way to make sure you no longer like it.
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    Brian,While I agree with your assessments of the job I love the work..Good pay,benefits,cab rides,caboose rides (back then) and the joy joy feeling that comes with working in all four seasons-well maybe not winter..I do not know of any place where the wind will cut you into like a yard on a bitter cold night
  8. UP SD40-2

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    DOH!!!:eek: Miles, I DON'T OWN A PAINT COMPANYsign1 , but THANKS for the promotion!!!:thumb::D i was a paint & bodyman(full time painter, did bodywork, when we were slow)from 1982-2000:thumb: , for the last six years i have been a "working foreman" at a company that makes tanker trailers for semi's:thumb: . I AM the ONLY painter, and air-brakes specialist there, hence, thats what i do;) . i have 6 guys under me in my department(axle room). but i would rather be in the position you thought i was in:thumb::D. **AS far as the UP job goes, if i wasn't a single parent(my son lives with me full time), i would try for the UP job:D. though after living in Florida from 1983-2000 and dealing with all the hurricane...stuff:rolleyes:, i SWORE once i moved back home to WI, i would NEVER go farther south then Chicago...EVER AGAIN!;) :D -Deano