Union Pacific Employee Rules for 1872

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Russ Bellinis, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I went to a rail symposium for work to learn about our refrigeration units used in rail service, the Star Trak sattelite monitoring system, and railroad blue flag safety law. During the symposium on blue flag law, one of the guys from the U.P. passed out a copy of the U.P. Employee Rules for the year 1872.
    It is sure a lot different from the blue flag law book we were given! I thought others might enjoy reading it if you haven't seen this before.

    1. Employees each day must fill lamps, clean chimneys and trim wicks.

    2. Each worker will bring in a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day's business.

    3. Men employees will be given an evening off each week for courting purposes.

    4. After 13 hours of labor, the employee should spend the remaining time reading the Bible.

    5. Each employee should lay aside from each payday a goodly sum of his earnings, for his benefit during his declining years, so he will not become a burden on society.

    6. Any employee who has performed his labour faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of 5 cents per day in his pay, providing profits from business permit it.

    7. Any employee who smokes Spanish cigars, uses liquor in any form, or frequents pool and public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop, will give good reason to suspect his worth, intentions, integrity, and honesty.
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    GOOD ONE! Thanks for sharing that!

    Effective immeadiately, I am holding all the LPBs at P-K responsible to follow these guidlines!
  3. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Damn, submarined by #7. Guilty of 3 out of 4 on that one!

  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Oh how glad I am that I am shaving myself! :D :D :D
    But where the heck do I get a scuttle of coal from? :confused:


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