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    Train dispatcher bnsf

    It looks like BNSF is looking for train dispatchers that have former military ATC experience. The pay and benefits are great, and trains rhymes with planes so it can't be all bad. Here's the link....hurry it closes soon.

    https://careers.bnsf.com/sap(bD1lbiZ...I2Njk1Mg%3d%3d

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    Current controller here, been waiting for the FAA longer than I wanted, exploring new options. Have some questions from CURRENT train dispatchers. How many hours a week do you work on average? What kind of benefits are offered? Pension, healthcare? How's the work environment? Might use the GI bill to pay for the course in Ft. Worth if it sounds worthwhile. My wife is a controller too so we may both jump into it.

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    if you interview and get hired you get paid about 64k a year to take the classes. then you're paid about 80k a year after you complete training and work x amount of solo shifts.

    no pension. unless you get into management. good luck bud.
    join the union or else!!!

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    Quote Originally Posted by ATC_MacGyver View Post
    if you interview and get hired you get paid about 64k a year to take the classes. then you're paid about 80k a year after you complete training and work x amount of solo shifts.

    no pension. unless you get into management. good luck bud.

    No pension for floor working dispatchers?!?! Guess I made the right decision after all, thought I was missing out. Guess not..

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    Pretty sure BNSF falls under the RRA for retirement.

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    Quote Originally Posted by noid View Post
    Pretty sure BNSF falls under the RRA for retirement.
    that's instead of social security.

    bnsf has a pension. just not for union employees which bnsf dispatchers are.
    join the union or else!!!

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    I guess my biggest question is how many hours weekly you work? I've heard that it could be way more than 40 hours a week. Is that true? I'm specifically referring to BNSF in Fort Worth.

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    Railroads like to work the hell out of their employess. You will most likely work no less than 40 hours, and expect to have to work more. Also Dont be surprised if they lay you off for no reason after training. And yes Im talking about BNSF in FT.Worth. If you really are looking into working for them Im about 99% sure they are the highest paying which is a plus. Got my info from a BNSF dispatcher.

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    The extra board will become your friend for a few years. Don't expect set days off for a while.

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    Re: Train dispatcher bnsf

    That's what I'm hearing and it's looking less and less like something I'm gonna embark on. I'll continue with the contract world while I wait for FAA/DoD. Thanks for the info everyone.

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