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  1. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I’m glad you agree😉 where are you posting, A or B?
  2. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Rookies can’t choose to be in the yard, that’s a super senior job, or medical restriction gets you there. XL couldland you a yard job sometimes, XX could as well, but your more inclined to the road so you can learn more. You post yards and then become YX(not sure if they are using this term anymore), but basically you are learning the yard with, preferably seasoned train operator. Doesn’t always happen though. I’ve seen guys still on probation that have gotten a yard job for the day and they are working with YX. It’s mind numbing to be honest. After 3 months( when I was YX 5 years ago, we were the second class to be YX), you go back to school car and finish with that. Then you road post. After all is said and done and all finals and practicals are passed, you are thrown to the wolves. It’s such an awesome feeling😉😂😂😂
  3. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    No, they will give you everything you need in school car.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    No offense, but you have no clue what this job is about until you’ve worked the job. Just cause you have family down here doesn’t mean they know what they are doing. I’ve met plenty of TD’s and TSS’s that think they know what’s what and then they get a hard check and have no clue. You get a wrong lineup and think you know you are going to one place and they’ve changed it all together, which they can do and you will be writing. Not asking questions have gotten many people platform and termination. Just a suggestion, don’t run with that I know what the job entails and what’s expected of us into school car or even on the road. New jacks like that get the cold shoulder and folks would rather walk away then hear, oh I know that cause my this or that. Don’t take this as an insult by any means. This is just a heads up. Working on 6 years here and this job changes everyday. Not my job itself, but the whole damn thing. Get used to asking questions, cause we all didn’t know shit when we were thrown to the wolves. School car doesn’t end, we are always learning and the only way we learn is to ask questions. Good luck, brother. I hope to see you down the road soon.
  5. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Nope, people are retiring on a regular basis and in bunches. As for the list and such being finished when they told folks it would be, welcome to Transit. Things get done when they get done down here. They are constantly calling for OT and they started a new class of TSS’s, so that’s more room. It’s just the transit way. Stay patient and by all means get in when and however you can. It’ll come along, slowly and surely. Oct will be a big retiring boom, people want to get there 5weeks vacation and leave off that. It’s moving along and you’ll be down here before you know it.
  6. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Yeah, not for nothing I’d go down there. Sounds like somebody dropped the ball. No quotas from what I experienced. Been a Motor for five, almost 6 years now.
  7. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Those being promoted could have come from the OC as well. From what I’ve heard, they are pretty much going down the line as if the list was established. Word is they agreed with the union to establish the list mid month, meaning July.
  8. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I know the bulletin and the revised bulletin, I also know that T/O’s have Been denied bringing steel toe boots/shoes. It’s composite toe or nothing. Are you a T/O? And the previous company didn’t offer steel toe to us. I haven’t been here long, but I’ve been through two companies, to include the store front and not one of the Boots/shoes we were offered were Steele toe. I’ve been a T/O for only 5 years and change.
  9. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    ASTM- F2413, 175/C75, EH, impact and compression. That’s the protective toe requirements. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t think a Steele toe is not EH compliant!
  10. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    That was rescinded like three months ago! Dr’s lines are completely needed starting in Oct 2018! And if you think steel toe boots/shoes are allowed have fun with that. There is a certain spec followed here. Not sure if you work for transit or what, but by no means are steel toe allowed to be worn as a T/O.
  11. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Transit will issue you footwear, that’s their policy. Only way to purchase your own footwear is to have a dr sign a form and give a reason for the other footwear. You will still have to abide by transits rules when it pertains to footwear and they will be signed off by transit as well. They have certain specs. You will show up to the first few days with whatever you have and before the week is over(generally), you will be getting the transit footwear. My suggestion, get the Dr’s lines as soon as you can. Only problem with that is, good luck getting to 130 Livingston when you are in school car. Best bet is to have the form and boots/shoes, with the original box and receipt on the days you have scheduled for 130 Livingston. Other then that, you really won’t have time during school car days. They close at 4pm I believe and it’ll be difficult to make it there by then and have them approved. PS, don’t go to the medical and say you need a certain boot/shoe. You will be placed on medical hold. Wait until you’ve gotten your transit pair and work it out from there. Good luck
  12. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Being a T/O, we aren’t allowed to wear steel toe boots. If you ordered them from the transit website, I have no idea how they let you. If you bought them personally, then good luck. They aren’t allowed to be worn by T/O’s
  13. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    $34 and change. Not sure of the exact number. Road pay is $36.25
  14. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Yeah, I’m a motor for 5 years now. I happen to come in at the perfect time. Believe me when I tell you, you ain’t picking with one year in title. I’m willing to bet you won’t be picking two years in title either. As far as picking a decent shift...yeah that won’t happen until at least 3 years. Good luck and welcome. Just expect the worst and enjoy what ever comes.
  15. Gherigfan1

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    When you are newly hired, you will be considered yard. You won’t be yard until you pick, you will be considered yard until your 231 road days. After that you are considered revenue/road and your pay is increased to road pay. Yard means yard pay, that’s what you get to start and after school car, plus 231 road days after that you will no longer be yard/ yard pay.

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