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Slow traffic.

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by nvOne, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. nvOne

    nvOne Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2002 Messages: 355 Likes Received: 0
    i am all over it. trust me.
    and i think i know what the deal is as well.
    thank ye kindly for your insight.
  2. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Shut up and get busy. It might not last.
    All kinds of temporary fluctuations exist in RR traffic, from seasonal tendencies, to a derailment or bridge washout on a line a ways from your area that diverts traffic to you, to a union work stoppage (or "to rule" slowdown) that clogs up yards and sidings.
  3. rob deer

    rob deer Guest

  4. parcheesey

    parcheesey New Jack

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  5. nvOne

    nvOne Member

    Joined: Jan 23, 2002 Messages: 355 Likes Received: 0
    haha. no. neither of those. but both good guesses. 5 second rule. hehe. if it stops for 5 seconds you better hit it.
  6. TrainPersonx

    TrainPersonx New Jack

    Joined: Feb 12, 2004 Messages: 24 Likes Received: 0
    I don't know if this has anything 2 do with what your talking about, but my 2 reefer spot's have been dead the last week. I'm hoping this doesnt become a regular occurrence:mad:

    FR8HOUND Dirty Dozen Crew

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    ^^^^^^^^^^ AS ACCURATE AS IT GETS..:cool:
  8. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Just to clarify on "to rule"...
    Unions have various tactics to get what they want/need from their employers. The strike is obviously the more extreme choice, but of course it may be illegal, they sacrifice paychecks, and might get replaced anyway. Less drastic, but often effective, is working "to rule". In the railroad industry there are a million (or at least several thousand) safety rules documented in book form. If people actually want to get a job done in a reasonable amount of time on the railroad the reality is that they're going to have to cut some corners, because there's so many rules that if you observed every one of them all the time, work would slow down to a crawl and business would suffer. Which creates an opportunity: a situation where you obey every rule in the book, still earn a paycheck, slow the work down to a point where it hurts your employer's bottom line, and yet can't get fired or penalized, because you're working "to rule", and if your boss tries to rush you you can pull out the rule book and give him the name and number of the safety rule(s) you are currently complying with. It's painfully obvious to employers when the union starts working "to rule" but there's not much they can do about it except negotiate on the union's issues.