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  1. AmGrunt

    Miami Here they come......

    :lol: :lol:
  2. AmGrunt

    Silver Meteor Schedule Shenanigans

    Got that right! ;)
  3. AmGrunt

    Discussion on why Food Service is Unprofitable

    Well, take from it what you want. However, having a front row seat, we see and live this drama up close and personal...daily.
  4. AmGrunt

    Discussion on why Food Service is Unprofitable

    Very well said, AlanB. The best-that they can thrive to achieve is to account for, and use wisely, every dollar spent. However, accountability and taking responsibility are the 2 most fleeting terms in the company's management vocabulary. And recycling uneducated managers won't make it any...
  5. AmGrunt

    Discussion on why Food Service is Unprofitable

    If you only knew... he sad part about it is that, there is not one person on the labor side signing these bogus contracts, or making these bone head decisions, yet the perception is that labor is what's causing all of these losses! Another example: the crew hotel in Miami was costing Amtrak...
  6. AmGrunt

    Discussion on why Food Service is Unprofitable

    Base on experience, Amtrak incur unnecessary (food) costs based on the contracts that they sign. For instance, the Sara Lee coffeemakers which were supposed to be installed in every Viewliner and single-level diner, has yet to be completed-during the first contract before it was renewed. For...
  7. AmGrunt

    Discussion on why Food Service is Unprofitable

    I don't think that it matters either way since the meals are complimentary, which mean that it's free. To me it mean that they're deliberately taking a loss on the meal revenue in order to lure customers to the sleepers. An incentive if you will. Yet, they'll blame all losses on labor...
  8. AmGrunt

    #98 in the woods for 20 hours

    It's worth it to go a day early and spend a night in the city where your cruise originates.
  9. AmGrunt

    #98 in the woods for 20 hours

    Mine is 27 hrs. late on the Desert Wind(36)/Zephyr(6) into Chicago. We hit a boulder out in the Mohave, tore up one of the traction motors on the lead unit and punctured a hole in the fuel tank of the trailing unit. We all ended up spending the night in the Union Plaza and picked up the next...
  10. AmGrunt

    Discussion on why Food Service is Unprofitable

    LOL! God bless you, and I wish nothing but the best for you but: 1) I seriously doubt that there'll be an Amtrak in '09 and, 2) this company doesn't hire by whatever alphabet you have behind you name or what you know. However, we can always hope that there will be a passenger service in '09...
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