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Old 02-26-2008, 10:19 PM
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Anyone here work for Union Pacific RR?

Ok, I know its been a long time since I've been an active poster on here, but been real busy. School, work, homework, sleep, school, work, blah blah blah, you guys get the idea.

Been thinking about what I want to do after college, and was talking to a friend of mine, and he got me to thinking about the railroad. Apparently, about 40% of the 53,000 employees of Union Pacific RailRoad are going to be retiring in the next five to ten years. All the baby boomers that have been there are all about due to retire. I've been looking into it, and they have a lot of good opportunities, but I was wondering if anyone had any personal experience in working for them. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:28 PM
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I don't have any experience with a railroad, but I've considered it. Go to www.railroad.net and look for the "employment" forum. There's good money in it, but it's a hard life.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:43 AM
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I had a guy I knew down south who worked for em and he liked it really good pay and benefits. when he was young he worked hard to advance but still didn't have to kill himself doing it. He's been a forman for most of the time he's been with them and loved it.
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Yeah, there was a specific job of an assistant signal maintenance person open here, and it seemed like it could work out pretty well. 21 an hour starting pay, and the work is making sure signal crossings work, so its not that physically laborous, just a lot of electrical, which I think would be the way to go seems how everything is getting so automated these days.
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I used to work for BNSF as a Signalman, loved it for the two years I was there, but I had to give Boeing another chance to build on my now 20yrs, of course if I did'nt have the option I'de still be railroading. And if you start young enough the retirement is awsome, at least for BNSF. for example if your making 5 grand a month waiting to retire, than you'll be collecting 5 grand a month for retirement. Does that make sense?
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Sounds good. Where'd you work for BNSF, because UPRR kinda is the big gun over here, and BNSF is over in Montana and the Dakotas.
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My shop was in auburn, but I hired out of seattle, and bnsf is the big guys here in seattle, infact UP pays for the right to use bnsf tracks in most places here in the NW.
You can apply on line, or I think go to the seattle office I soppose and apply.
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alright, thanks for the info, ill check into them as well
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