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  1. Looks like they have 150 vacancies open. I’m very low 1300’s so it’s going to be a while! I am curious to know how many people they will go through to fill these spots up
  2. Utano never mentioned layoffs, just that there may be some sacrifices. He only said this to make members aware of the dire situation. No layoffs. Terminations, resignations, and retirements with T/W will continue as it has been since 2018 with no new hires. Next year, headcount will start to hit the 1800-1700's if my prediction is right, and hiring will restart as it did with 3600. You just don't know how many guys are leaving or are planning on leaving. It takes a long time but patience. With COVID, this exam will just be extended so I wouldn't sweat it.
  3. The president on the local 100 website said members would be receiving letters about the current financial conditions of the MTA so I kind of figured everyone member would be getting them. Doubt there would be layoffs anyway. Thanks for the update!!!
  4. The financial ruin the MTA is experiencing right now definitely doesn’t help us with this list. I’m sure the headcount for Track Worker is way under 2,000 now as it was at 2,046 by the end of fiscal 2019 which was a little over a year ago and will only keep getting worse, especially with the union president mailing members about possible layoffs. Does this include MOW (Maintenance of Way), I’m not too entirely sure. This will encourage more people to retire though, who are eligible.
  5. A Track Worker already answered your question on page 14, post #326
  6. Definitely will process together. Just patiently waiting for something to happen. We’ll help each other through all of this and hopefully we’ll be on those tracks soon enough!!! When we get on we’ll get some good seniors I hope too. Wanna throw some new jack jokes? All good. Food is on me. Just teach me everything you know about the rails lol
  7. I would say anyone with a list number of about 1000 or below. You can also view those top scorers on the chiefleaders website. I would say anyone having a 106% through a 91% have a fairly well chance, if, things tend to repeat themselves. Anyone with these percentages will just have to play the waiting game.
  8. Amtrak is a good job. It's always good to weigh in your options. I honestly wouldn't mind being a Cleaner (Stations), or a garbage picker as a Track Worker. As long as I get to quit my current job lol
  9. They’ll get to us brotha. You still holding out for Surface or you giving it another shot? This is my last TA exam. It’s this or nothing for me!
  10. When the list expires, you are no longer eligible for that title and you are expired. I know from my knowledge, with the old C/R list they were offering Station Cleaner positions, but that wasn’t the case with 3600 Track Worker. As opposed to C/R and Cleaner (Stations), the lowest MOW title is Railroad Track Cleaner, but that is now scarce. Unfortunate, but there are other ways to get OTJ. If all goes well, the TA will most likely reach 3000 list numbers again, if all goes well. The title isn’t being phased out and there will never be a shortage of track maintenance, and surely SAP is still in place because that is part of the new 20-24 capital plan. I see them just extending this list in the future regardless, so people with those numbers should have a fighting chance. There is of course a small percentage the TA will just not hire as many as they once have, but that is all according to how many guys are promoting and/or retiring, and how badly they want the system to continue it’s own demise. I’ll remain optimistic.
  11. On list 3600, 889 eligibles were appointed and the last eligible appointed was 384x. You’ll see this reflected on the next main seniority pick. From what I’m seeing it looks like a little over 56 eligibles were put in the last classes which you don’t see on the 2018 main pick sheets
  12. I mean I don't mind my current job.. I work only 3 straight days full-time, and I have 4 straight days off, steady. OT is usually open. Con to that is I have more time to think about this job lol I'll try to read every now and then but it'll just drive us all crazy. Everyone deserves a second chance of course. There are a lot of guys underground that have felonies. I myself have had a license for 4 years and I have never had to go to court in my life, not even for a ticket, except for jury duty, but the job ain't guaranteed for any of us until we get sworn in..
  13. Welcome to the forum!! Good list number.. let us know how your process goes man. It'll be good to know some information before the rest of us gets a call. The more information, the better.
  14. I hear MaBSTOA has a great pension system. Just be careful with that 7-10 day training. Failing that could become an issue with Track. I would definitely wait it out. Just my opinion brother.. plus we got PDM and T/O, so many opportunities. @dman1455

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