What? I worked for the railroad to earn a DECENT LIVING. With todays bid systems which the younger employees wanted they'll be less cut throat bumping. I didn't mind the bid system the last year or so before retirement the only problem I saw was it should of been a minimum of two weeks instead of weekly. In fact when I started railroading in Walbridge the yard bid system was every 3 months. Seems by your comment that people are "bought and paid for" it's time to find another job.