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  1. DueceDrives

    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Same basic concept as always and nothing changes according to the reading guide. The only difference you may experience is the pressure the Supt Instuctor may apply on certain things due to recent incidents that occured which the safety department learn based on these type of scenarios and wants to make sure new students are not doing. Example: Operators who started before the vision zero was implemented may have had a different learning experience compared to now.
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Yeah you will be picking for vacation time sometime during October or November. Every depot function different when they process picks and etc. Most likely you’ll probably be eligible for 2 - 5 vacation days. During my probation stage I was only eligible for 4 days. After probation you will be eligible for 2 weeks of vacation days. Like LeoSimmy stated all the good months such as Summer or Thanksgiving month will be gone due to seniors. Save all your AVA’s and OTO’s, because they come in handy if you need to request a certain day off during probation. As long its an AVA or OTO you use during probation to request off You wont get extended. But if you call out sick, each day you miss you will have to make those days before you’re cleared from probation. Best advice during probation is to avoid calling out unless you’re seriously ill and doctor stated you are unable to be in service. The depot General Supt of Transportation has ZERO tolerance for poor attendance during probationary. When I first started a few operators out of ENY was drilling into my head how the GS let go 10 probies due to attendance and reporting to work late.
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Pre trip is easy. There isn’t that many lights, usually everything is by groups of selection. For example “Both Head lights and clearance lights are working and not broken” you get the idea? The scanning mirrors and forward planning is skills that you will have to develop. Its very important to scan your mirrors and know whats going on around the bus or whats going to happen ahead before you approach the situation. Not being distracted is another skill that will have to develop especially in most case you will have passengers coming to you asking questions while the bus is in motion. Some Supt Instructors purposely keep talking and talking or yelling while you’re In the seat operating the bus just to prepared you to what you will face everyday when you’re in that seat in passenger service.
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    See!!!! I told you to just wait... lol
  7. DueceDrives

    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Don’t give up.. I’m sure theres ways in replying that letter if its really what you think it is. Only time will tell so lets see whats next.
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Could it be something you stated on the paperwork? Or perhaps drug test went south?
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Wow?....... Don’t judge what Ms.Rivera states and just wait.
  10. DueceDrives

    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    Yeah..... To be honest once you qualify you can go ahead do what you have to do with your old employer. I already had my resignation letter prepared and ready to be summitted. I took 2 weeks off using my vacation time during the 7-10 training. I still have memories 🤨
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    A few days later. Day 11 You have to go to orientation with the union department located downtown Brooklyn. If I can remember on day 12 you will be back at Zerega for final paper works , watch videos on sexual harassments and pick depots that you will be working at for the rest of the year.
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    MaBSTOA #4105 Hiring Process

    I would advise not to quit your current employer as of yet. Its best to give in your two weeks notice after you qualified the 7-10 day training. If you have vacation time, sick time or leave of absence, use them instead. I want everyone who is trying to get onboard with this job to know that its not as simple as it may sound. Only the best of the best will make it. So always keep your options open and if this is your dream career, to be ready for the challenges.
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    B/O 4600 Hiring Process

    Thats good... Seems like things has changed compared to the past. There use to be an examiner who they called “The Terminator” use to give MTA bus operators a hard time passing the road test.
  14. DueceDrives

    Select Bus Service Planning

    That B41 is going to be really interesting....
  15. DueceDrives

    Select Bus Service Planning

    So now we know the sbs82 suppose to start next month. What might be the next route in brooklyn to become sbs after the 82 or will they go to another borough first before returning back to Brooklyb establishment?......


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