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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationRail · 7 months ago

If railroad freight engineers are always on the clock what is the satisfaction of their job?

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  • 7 months ago
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    A roof over their head and food in their family's bellies.

    There's also job satisfaction in doing a difficult job that 99.5% of the population can't do.

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  • 6 months ago

    Some train conductors make over $100,000 a year

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  • 7 months ago

    Extra Board engineers are "on call" 24/7/365 except for vacation time and approved "layoff" status.

    Some RR managers are salaried employees and could be considered "...always on the clock..."

    Some qualified loco. engineers are living out their childhood fantasies , which is a kind of "satisfaction" few of us can claim. For others , the good wages allow them to pursue expensive hobbies or business activities. I once knew a fellow engineer who owned 7 "Subway" franchises. Others flipped houses and got wealthy speculating in Real Estate.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    The pay check is the satisfaction point for them, they have a good paying steady job.

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  • 7 months ago

    Same as in 90% of other full time jobs.

    Pays a living wage.

    Depending on their routes many have extra days off per month to make up for their early years.

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  • Ian K
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Retirement.

    Get in early, save a ton of money because you have no time to spend it, retire after 30 years.

    Source(s): Friend is about to retire, got in at 19 years old.
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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    They don't work 24 hours a day so they are not always on the clock. Its probably pretty interesting to be operating a tremendous powerful machine like a freight train and you get to see the country while you are at it. I could dig it.

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  • Pete L
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    It's just a job which pays a living, there''s no job satisfaction. Same as in 99% of other jobs.

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