CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

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CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:31 am

Fresh off the grapevine, CSX has notified dispatchers that by the end of the year, all desks will be relocated to the central office in Jacksonville.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:43 pm

In or out, can't they make up their minds? They moved many of the desks out of J-Ville to get the dispatchers closer to their territories so they could be more familar with the crews and such. I had heard also that the dispersal was due to having the system down due to a couple fo hurricanes in the early 2000's. They wanted to decentralize these desks so they could keep at least the nothern tier of states moving. Now they are moving them all back down south. let's see how long this lasts.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby Typhoon » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:17 pm

trnwatcher wrote:In or out, can't they make up their minds? They moved many of the desks out of J-Ville to get the dispatchers closer to their territories so they could be more familar with the crews and such. I had heard also that the dispersal was due to having the system down due to a couple fo hurricanes in the early 2000's. They wanted to decentralize these desks so they could keep at least the nothern tier of states moving. Now they are moving them all back down south. let's see how long this lasts.


While that is the story foamers like to think, it is not true. The Jacksonville breakup was a union busting move, nothing more. There is no need to have a dispatcher closer to their railroad, it doesn't make a difference. At the end of the day it is more expensive to have 9 dispacthing offices over 2.

As an aside, the OP is wrong.

1. The company has not given notice yet.

2. Not all of the desks will be moving to Jax.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby Typhoon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:25 am

The company has now given notice, and still not all desks will be moving to Jacksonville.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:39 pm

This is fine until someone drops off a bag of explosives in their lobby, again. All your eggs in one basket. Never a good thing to do.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:37 pm

M.D.Bentley wrote:This is fine until someone drops off a bag of explosives in their lobby, again. All your eggs in one basket. Never a good thing to do.

What about BNSF and UP? Both have almost entirely centralized dispatch centers, and seem to do just fine.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:28 pm

Typhoon wrote:The company has now given notice, and still not all desks will be moving to Jacksonville.


Are you moving, Typhoon?
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby Fred » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:59 pm

For what its worth, when Sanborn left the CSX to come to Conrail the VP of Operations on Conrail (Hasselman) wanted to centralize all the dispatcher desk. Sanborn instructed Hassleman to go spend an entire weekend in Jacksonville observing and talking to the dispatchers and if upon his return he still wanted to centralize then it would be done. As a result of that visit, Conrail stayed with regionalized offices.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby Typhoon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:18 pm

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:
Typhoon wrote:The company has now given notice, and still not all desks will be moving to Jacksonville.


Are you moving, Typhoon?

Maybe. Depends on the seniority ahead of me.
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Re: CSX to Consolidate Dispatching in Jacksonville

Unread postby hoborich » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:01 am

Maybe. Depends on the seniority ahead of me.


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