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Retired after 37 years

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Condensed working halves, 80-96+ hrs per working half which is 8 days straight, 6-8 days home, twice a month. Essentially work half the year, this is for a System position which travels throughout the Midwest.

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Us against managment mentality and hard on your personal life of you don't have any seniority.

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Long group meeting before interviews where a manager comes in hard and loud to scare people off. Scare tactics and horror stories, a lot of people walk out. About 5 percent of what the manager says is true over the course of someones carreer.

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You get 8 hours stright time for the holiday and time and a half for all hours worked during the holiday minimum of 3 hours. Thats how it works for maintance of way and signal.

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Every other week

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Layoffs (there are many), increase in pay.

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Yes but it is very little considering you may be away from home for more than a full day. 10 to 16 dollars per day, depending on trade craft.

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Went on internet and filled out application.

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Up to $60,000 a year

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