Guest_JUAN R, AGUILLEN_*
Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:13 PM
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:20 PM
Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:25 PM
I have removed your personal information (phone & address) as posting that in the clear on the internet could cause you problems. I will leave your topic up for all to see and to offer advice, but you'll have to keep checking back here to read any potential advice. I will also point out, as did one of the earlier posters, that this forum is not run by Amtrak. We have no power to intervene on your behalf with Amtrak.
At best, we can give you some suggestions about what to do, but nothing more.
Take care and take trains!
Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:11 AM
Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:10 AM
Employers do silly things like this all the time, it is not a problem unique to Amtrak. Sadly beyond union intervention there is nothing you or anybody can do about it. (Especially people on a train enthusiast forum)
Try going higher up in your union or labor desk, or if you are really intent on fighting this battle, the local media or your local politicians. Sometimes shedding light on what could be considered an unfair labor practice will get results. On the other hand it may be a nasty fight that threatens your ability to seek gainful employment elsewhere. Remember, black listing is still done.
You must do this as soon as possible if you have not already done so, the best of luck to you.
Edited by ALC_Rail_Writer, 22 October 2010 - 11:14 AM.
Amtrak Routes Travelled: Capitol Limited (x12s), Northeast Regional (x10), Pennsylvanian (x10), Empire Builder (x6), Cascades (x4), Empire Service (2), Acela Express (3), New Haven Shuttle (2), Vermonter (1), Lake Shore Limited (x3), Lincoln Service (3), Coast Starlight (x2), California Zephyr(1), Capitol Corridor(1), Southwest Chief (1), Missouri River Runner (1), Downeaster (2), Crescent (2)
Amtrak Rail Miles: 34,568
Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:14 PM
I am also inclined to wonder if something is not quite right here. He says Viet Vet and 56 years old. If that is true, it is just barely. If he is 56 now, he would ahve been 18 in 1972. By that time US troop withdrawal was well under way and combat was essentially over for US troops. (Yes you cold join at 17, but you would not be sent into a designated combat zone, which Vietnam was, until you were 18.)
If he was hired without a drivers license into a job that required one, then it would be interesting to see what is on the employment forms. If he was simply told it did not matter or they ignored the issue, he probably does not havve a leg to stand on. Wa it Mark Twain that said that a verbal contract is not worth the paper it is written on?
Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:46 PM
Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:29 AM
My question is ? why did you not get your drivers licence in the 3 years that they gave you a break ????
My thought exactly!
My Wife does not drive, and yet she obtained an Illinois State ID when we moved here 13 years ago. She would never have been able to travel, get a passport, access bank accounts/services or numerous other things without it. I wonder how the OP was able to do anything else without some sort of ID?
Guest_good employees not wanted_*
Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:41 AM
Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:42 PM
"If you cannot use or access our online application system, contact us at 202-906-2739 for assistance, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm ET."
They may be able to direct you or assist you. As mentioned before, this forum is not part of Amtrak. It is a discussion board about Amtrak.
One other thing, if they made it clear to you when you were hired that you needed a Driver's License as a condition of hiring, then you should have gotten one. It seems from what info you have given, that you not having a Driver's License is the issue.
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