Union Pacific is hiring!

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

  1. KCS

    KCS Member

  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    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

    Switchman73 New Member

    that sounds more like pushing pencils, than railroading
  4. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    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?

  5. KCS

    KCS Member

    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.
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    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.
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    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

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    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

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