Pros: Freedom to make choices out on the road, pay, benifits, etc.
Cons: No home time.
Like it says if you like to be on call 24/7 this is the job for you. When you get a call you have 3 hours to get to work, once there you find out where your train is at get all paperwork done job brief with your engineer/conductor as to the work to be preformed. Ask the foot board yard master if you have a pick up or set out of current cars on the incoming train. If so pick up or set out to tracks that the foot board tells you to then get a track warrant and blast off. This is a great job if there is alot of freight, however your job is never secure. Management cuts jobs left and right, they like to run the boards thin which is great if you have the seniorty to hold that position because you make great money but your home time is non exsistent. When frieght is busy you tie up at your terminal and then get 10 hours of undisturbed rest then your game to be called at 10.01 hours of rest. As I said if its busy don't plan on seeing your kids much, however the pay is well worth it!!!