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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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getting on with a train company?

For the life of me I can't get a phone call from BNSF. I continue to get the rejection emails. Anyone got any tips to get on with them? If not bnsf, any tips period on how to get into the industry? Ill try a smaller company to get my foot in the door but over the past 5 mos I've hit a brick wall with BNSF.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 12:14 AM
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PM FreightTrain. I think he works for UP, but he might have some tips.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2010, 02:59 PM
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what exactly do you want to do for the railroad? 13 yrs experience for 2 different railroads here and I think I'm getting out of the industry.

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I just heard they were stable, paid well and had great benefits (ie-retirement)

What has your experience been personally?
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I didn't get a single response until I put my cousin's name down on the application as a reference. He's a BN track supervisor with almost 30 years on the job. It still didn't get me hired but I did have an interview, along with 500+ other people for the same 20 positions.

Make sure you check that you are willing to relocate and put down a personal reference that works for them. Otherwise you are wasting your time.

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I just heard they were stable, paid well and had great benefits (ie-retirement)

What has your experience been personally?
IF you get on with an operator thats been established (UP, BNSF) for a while I would say its stable and the pay is decent. Just starting out you won't make a fortune unless you work a ton of overtime. I've been in signals both for a light rail (DART) and also for a class I commuter and on that one they worked us to death to the point we were being forced to violate law which pretty much sums up why I am getting out. 12 hrs a day 7 days a week gets old after awhile (being on call 24/7), but when it started getting to 16-18 hrs a day it began affecting my sanity. This was on a startup system but I quickly learned how a lot of railroads treat their employees. STAY AWAY FROM SHORT LINES.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 02:44 PM
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rejection emils should tel ya something lol try ftworth rail road
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