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  1. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    You will have weekends off during training, observations and all that are M-F. On the first day they give you a calendar and you know exactly when you'll be observing, taking over, and released to the road. (You won't know where and what hours for observation and takeover til closer to that time) You'll probably be sent to the road on AM tour on a Friday, have Saturday off and then start on whatever tour/RDO set you pick in class on Sunday.
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    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    One observation day is before you start AFC training...I think it's week 3. Then you do the AFC stuff and then you go do your two booth takeover days.
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    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    You can change at open enrollment just like any other job. The high option is the only one that really differs in coverage and people usually pick that for the dental if they have a kid with braces, you have additional deductions for that. Don't have it so I don't remember how much extra it is. The other coverage really is the same, one has copays, one doesn't. The one without copays has fewer doctors I think.
  4. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    No kidding, my point was it's decent coverage, not bare bones.
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    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Pretty damn relieved.
  6. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    You're not getting a crappy health insurance exchange catastrophic plan. Of course it covers surgery. You'll find out the particulars when you get hired.
  7. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Pension pay out is based on how much you made...they take your top 3 earning years and average them or something...this is why you have old timers packing in the OT to pad their pension. Nobody can calculate how much you're taking home in 25 years after promotions/who knows what pay rates will be like then. You certainly will be better off than relying on social security.
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    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    You aren't given your pass until you show up on the first day.
  9. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Yes you pay for the pension, and the percentage of deduction varies based on your earnings because Tier 6 is messed up. It's a variable contribution rate of 3-6% of your pay based upon how much you make. Like I said, you can't decline medical unless you have proof of coverage elsewhere. Transit provides short term and life insurance for NOTHING and you can buy above that if you want (which clearly you don't.) but you are not forced to.
  10. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Once again, you've applied for a job that people want PURELY FOR THE BENEFITS. Not contributing to your pension is not an option. Declining medical is also not an option unless you have proof of alternate coverage. Oh, and that $121 pretax monthly? Lol you get a pass...that's yet another thing you won't be paying for here.
  11. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Transit doesn't since they contribute to your pension...but either way...
  12. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    As a new hire with no crazy deductions and a straight 80hr check with no OT, your take home will be about $1300 a check, and that's after all the deductions.
  13. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    You don't need a 401k, medical, or dental? You REALLY think that tier 6 pension is going to pay all of your bills when you retire? People want this job purely for the benefits alone, quite frankly that's a stupid position to take. We get paid every other week. Your medical is "free" with 2% being deducted for retirement healthcare. Dental and vision is lumped into the $30 the union takes every paycheck. Nobody is forcing you to contribute to a 401k but it's stupid not to, and you don't need to buy any additional life insurance or disability above what they offer for FREE. Of all the jobs I had, the benefit contributions are less overall for WAY BETTER than what I ever had.
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    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Do your job, come to work, be on time, don't generate customer complaints (there is a difference between ranty angry customers and pissing them off to the point they complain to twitter or 511 - the latter is the problematic one) and make sure transit gets the money they're supposed to at the end of the day.
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    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Yes, behave yourself for a year.

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