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  1. Wow. Okay, i think i fully understand the criteria and how things work now. Thanks for all your help. I guess all i have to do is wait for conductor to start filing.
  2. Well, like i said before in my previous posts, im kind of new to this whole civil service stuff, so im taking everything you guys say into consideration. The only reason why i said i would like to take both is because someone mentioned to me before that it would take a year or so to start going through the list for train operator. So by the time they start calling people for that position, i should have my year of experience and 120 supposed credits by than. @Subwayguy
  3. In my honest opinion, I don't know why the MTA would even consider going back to just promotionals. Where did that rumor come from anyways?
  4. Perhaps I am. I just want to know as much as I can before the time comes. When it comes to working (especially at a job i'm most interested in), I want to know about it ahead of time. Puts things in perspective for me, if that makes any sense. Thanks for the insight Fcoral05
  5. Well i could take both of them. Theres nothing wrong with at least trying. I could work on conductor, and if i get called for Train Operator, ill definitely shoot for that. Only time will tell i guess
  6. For becoming a Train Operator sooner than i thought i mean
  7. No. Im only 19. I would've assumed that they would cut me some slack, because who at 14 and up is going to get a serious job? MY firends mom is a station agent and she said i should be fine with college. I just don't know. I'll definately take conductor, but as i said before, my passion is to go for Train Operator..i guess im at a loss than huh?
  8. Thank you so much! Im hearing a lot of great responses so far. That's very unfortunate for your cousin. Im actually in college. I will have 30 credits by December 23. I also have a summer temp job, with another permanent part time on the way. I have some community service as well. Do you think this much would suffice? Ill be doing the conductor exam as well, but Train Operator is at the forefront.
  9. Hmm, well my temp job currently is full time 9-5 at 13.00/hr. Its only for the summer. Ive been recommended for another job as a transporter for patients. That job more or less will be part time while i continue onto my fall semester and that will be permenant. I do have unpaid experience work, such as community service while i was in high school. Does that also count? Do they by any chance combine the different hours and jobs together, or do they just look at one job individually? Based on what ive been told (from others who've taken the test as well), i heard that as long as i meet the age requirements,and score high on the civil service test, i should be fine. The interview will also be important, based on experience as well. But once again, i'm still unsure. School was always a priority. I will indeed take the conductors test.
  10. Thank you for the info @tricknologist. I'm not as worried about the exam as I was before. However I am still a little concerned about the requirements. By what I mentioned before as my experience, would in your opinion, that be sufficient enough by the end of the filing date? Assuming I get a real high score and get called quick, will I be able to continue training, testing etc?
  11. Hi all, My name is Abel and this is my first time taking an open competitive exam. I actually have a Train Operator passbook (had it since i was 16). I know, i really have a passion for this career. Anyways, i have glanced at it many times and found some really resourceful things on what to expect when entering the field, including the reading comprehension. Over the years i've scored from about 82-100%. I think my last practice exam was back to a 92%. It had some very bizarre questions regarding quarts, pints, and measurements that porters use and i honestly don't do that well when it comes to conversions. Here are some questions i have: 1) Should i expect to find math problems, (such as the one i mentioned) on the test? Or any math questions at all? 2) How long would it take to receive my score? What comes afterwards? Is the hiring process a long wait? 3) I have done community service for about a Year (2013-2014), my current job is a seasonal temp at 1199, and as of now, as a reward for my hard work and dedication, my supervisor recommended me for another job as a transport for patients. I am also going to college full time. Will this be good enough experience for the TA to even consider me for Train Operator? Will my rank be good enough to even be eligible? I do not mean to Bombard any of you with questions. I have looked at some links with detailed descriptions regarding my questions and concerns, but if anyone here could answer them in the simplest way possible, I would appreciate that. Something to take a quick glance at least. I just simply do not have the time on my plate to look at long descriptions, but i am very serious about what I want, and will do anything I can to be successful. Thank You and god bless to anyone who can help me. Regards, Abel 0 Quote MultiQuote Report
  12. Hi all, My name is Abel and this is my first time taking an open competitive exam. I actually have a Train Operator passbook (had it since i was 16). I know, i really have a passion for this career. Anyways, i have glanced at it many times and found some really resourceful things on what to expect when entering the field, including the reading comprehension. Over the years i've scored from about 82-100%. I think my last practice exam was back to a 92%. It had some very bizarre questions regarding quarts, pints, and measurements that porters use and i honestly don't do that well when it comes to conversions. Here are some questions i have: 1) Should i expect to find math problems, (such as the one i mentioned) on the test? Or any math questions at all? 2) How long would it take to receive my score? What comes afterwards? Is the hiring process a long wait? 3) I have done community service for about a Year (2013-2014), my current job is a seasonal temp at 1199, and as of now, as a reward for my hard work and dedication, my supervisor recommended me for another job as a transport for patients. I am also going to college full time. Will this be good enough experience for the TA to even consider me for Train Operator? Will my rank be good enough to even be eligible? I do not mean to Bombard any of you with questions. I have looked at some links with detailed descriptions regarding my questions and concerns, but if anyone here could answer them in the simplest way possible, I would appreciate that. Something to take a quick glance at least. I just simply do not have the time on my plate to look at long descriptions, but i am very serious about what I want, and will do anything I can to be successful. Thank You and god bless to anyone who can help me. Regards, Abel
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