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Unread 02-11-2018, 12:03   #1
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Default Irish Rail seeking director of train operations

https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/680...-undertaking-/

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Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) - Irish Rail is Ireland’s national railway company, responsible for operations and infrastructure management. Its mission is to provide transport services that continually meet customers’ requirements and help drive Ireland’s economic growth and development. In 2017, a staff body of 3,800 employees, with an enviable safety record, delivered 45.5m city, intercity and commuter passenger journeys across 1,700 km of railway; moved 100m tons of freight; and managed Rosslare Europort. Last year the business generated revenues of €265m and increasing modal shift has seen average annual growth of 6% in passenger numbers since 2015.
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Unread 04-11-2018, 12:39   #2
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Wow - 100 million tons of freight !!!

One hopes that the Director of Train operations can sort out the self inflicted mess that now afflicts virtually all services on the "Connolly" side of the operation.

The new timetable has exceeded all expectations in terms of its disruptive and destructive impact all to provide a 10 minute off peak DART service for which there is little or no demand in any event.

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Unread 04-11-2018, 23:10   #3
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What are the current lot doing who are tasked with the job besides failing to grasp or deal with the problems. Another level of managers/directors means more book passing!

CEO could stand in Connolly for a half hour in the morning and evening to see for himself what a mess it is. Perhaps its time driver training resumed and 2 more could be hired for the same price as this new person.
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The CEO's position is really easy

My unit costs are declining
Record passenger numbers

Passengers are just a obstruction towards cutting costs further.
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Is Director of Train Operations a new post within IE Senior Management? The Guardian job description goes well beyond what most sensible people would think of a "train operations", such as industrial relations. The ad also speaks of core IE values of "team work and customer centricity" (sic), the latter being surely a new level of bulls**t managerialspeak.

Basically this is just a deputy CEO position, from the job description, except calling it that would leave IE open to the charge of having too many managers, so better invent a totally new and misleading title .
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Its a real job and a seat a the table.

There is a director of infrastructure so a director of train operations isn't unreasonable

In the old days it would be GM Intercity and GM Suburban
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