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  1. Car inspector

    still don't make sense, you pass the practical and you get hired the same day? was this an open house thing?
  2. you have to pay the ticket even if you was not guilty, this happened to me, I actually paid it when I was at 180 Livingston on my phone and showed proof right there on the spot, they don't like anything pending !
  3. I did the practical 11/22/17.i have to go back on the 29th possibly for drug testing etc.the guy said to walk with a snack since it may take all day.

    1. tprashad0719


      that was so quick, did you take the written portion for this exam, or what it just practical?

    2. Scar1105


      It was just the practical,I'm going tomorrow maybe for drug test etc.

  4. Car inspector

    wait, so when did you do the practical test?
  5. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    Hey wingz, is it for signal maintainer? I went middle of Oct
  6. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    I called HR and they told me they cancelled the signal maintainer class till further notice, good and bad for me, I really wanted to start asap but the good thing is that I can spend the holidays with the family as for flagging, If I can remember..flagging the the most critical thing you can do especially for those working on the tracks, the purpose of flagging is to warn uncoming trains that there are workers on the track, in the past or maybe today they been so much accidents and deaths due to incorrect flagging, so you have to set your work area by placing lamps ahead of the track to let the train operator know to slow down ahead due to workers on the track, as a flagger you can set up TRIPS so incase the train is not stopping it will put the train in emergency etc, you will tell the train as a flagger when to proceed when safe to do so etc
  7. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    I do understand some of the fear that is going around, it would be easy for someone who is living with there parents to take the chance and then there is people who pay rent or morgages that don't want to chance it, its a chance your taking but don't make yourself regret it with the should of, could of crap, just do what you have to do BTW I pay mortgage with kids, I am about to leave a job I been on for 12 + years with pension and benefits
  8. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    from talking to people who work inside transit for 10 years plus this is what I can share, when you go in as a person with experience and education BUT DIDNT take the test, you will have to take the test in order to become permanent , if you don't pass the test I believe you can take the test as much times as you can, BUT keep in mind for those who pass the test will have more seniority over you and basically you will be at the bottom of the barrel , MTA tells you these things so they can cover them selves so incase there is a layoff the TEMPS aka Provisional will be layed off first.....DONT fear , just do your job and keep low from the radar , as stated people been on this job for 10 years plus and never passed the test, there still TEMP aka Provisionals as for passing the test, you will get a list#. For example..i took the Signal Maintainer practical in April and got a letter before the list was even established which was in Oct. 2017, not even 1 year passed, even though I passed the practical my paper states TEMP on it because the list hasn't been established as yet and then when it does I will have to wait for them to reach my list# so on and all this will be basically 2+ years for me to become permanent and DONT forget probation is another 1 year
  9. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    it sucks, because regardless you can have someone off the list that will have more sonority over you because you decided to stay provisional?
  10. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    believe it or not, they just cant pass the test
  11. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    Me personally never heard Mta laying off people ,once your permanent you should be good especially after probation
  12. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    Signal helper and signal maintainer are both permanent, a buddy of mines who is currently a signal maintainer told me they put TEMP because the list wasn' established as yet and incase there is a layoff they put TEMP to cover there asses..but so far I never heard Mta laying off people
  13. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    I never took a safety proficiency assessment as yet, I took the Practical for Signal Maintainer in april 2017 and received a letter to come in which was OCT 2017, so basically the way you got in was with a resume ? never took a written or practical as yet? or they want with your education and experience only?
  14. Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    wait, did you guys ever took a test?


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