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What is the job satisfaction/quality at RailAmerica and Watco? Are they good to work for? Also, would you recommend a career with them?


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I work for Watco's Timber Rock Railroad. June 12 I will be employed with them for 10 years. Previous to that I worked for a railroad switching contractor beginning in May of 1998. The pay is close to what other shortlines in the region pay. Depending on whether you work for one of their shortlines or regionals you do pay into railroad retirement. I'm happy and plan to stay.

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