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  1. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    The exam should open up again after 2020. Be on the lookout for it. Also stay up-to-date in these forums. Also be on the lookout for other exams.
  2. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    You do 25 years, and are at least 55 years old, you get 50% of your average top 5 salaries.
  3. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Yes, after new contracts. I envision top pay being around $34.50 before any of us make it to top pay.
  4. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    It's after 5 years. I have to ask: why you leaving your job? Hotel seems pretty secured no?
  5. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    22.14/hr starting pay, 31.63 after 5 years.
  6. Well as for which job itself is better, it really depends on your preference. It's true, bus operators are always complaining that the job is stressful, and that working for DOS is better. But it's also true that people in transit are always complaining about their jobs as well, and how bus operators have it better. The point I'm trying to make is that most of these people are always complaining about everything. Heck, even station agents who sit down all day and do nothing are always complaining about their jobs and are always in a bad mood. Don't listen to people who complain too much. Every job has pros and cons. You don't have to take the stress of the job home with you. The cons of being a bus operator is pretty much the traffic and dealing with people (which I really don't think is that serious, you can overcome it and get used to it). Any bus operators feel free to correct me though, I am NOT a bus operator, I'm just talking from what my B/O friends tell me. I'm a train conductor, and I think overall working for transit is really not that hard. You want a good job that has no stress at all? Good luck with that. Now for the second part of your question: the benefits here are great. As for health insurance, you will have a really good health insurance, dental, and vision for $0 per paycheck. If you ever get married and have kids, your kids will be covered as well. Working on the weekends is not considered overtime, you get differential pay for working nights and weekends. Yes, you will work a lot of overtime if you want to (even if you don't want to at the beginning), but just some personal advice: don't live a lifestyle dependent on overtime. Feel free to ask me anymore questions.
  7. Bmpo7

    holding doors

    Absolutely false. People hold the doors even on 2 minute headways.
  8. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    That's exactly all it is, a rumor. Just like they said before the last class was August. People will always make rumors up (for whatever reason). There was only 24 people because there was a limited amount of schoolcar TSS. There were still classes going on from August for both CR and TO going on when the September classes started (and they are hiring A LOT of T/O so schoolcar TSS are busy with that). There is no official hiring freeze, and classes are opened up and handled on a month-by-month basis.
  9. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    I'm not seasoned, just finished schoolcar. But here are some tips given to me: 1-) On time is late. Be at work at least 20 minutes before your report time. Avoid long drives (if you must drive at all). If you're in the city, stick to public transportation, this way if you're late because of delays, you are covered. If you are from out the city and commuting is hard, drive to the closest Metro North, LIRR, or subway terminal. Again, avoid being in a car too much. 2-) Communication. Constant communication between you, the dispatchers, RCC, and your partner. Always communicate (ALWAYS). You will always be covered as long as you communicate. 3-) Know your rules and bulletins. You have A LOT of free time on a lot of days, don't just sit around at the crew rooms doing nothing. Constantly read bulletins and review the rules. 4-) Operate AS PER SCHOOLCAR. You will have 100 people telling you 100 different ways to do things (even road TSS). Ignore them all. Operate as per schoolcar, and make sure to always carry around bulletins that pertain to your job duties to cover your ass if someone tries to give you any issues. 5-) Get your 7-8 hours of sleep daily. 6-) Know any General Orders and supplements that pertain to your line/tour (I personally do this at home). If I can think of anything else I will come back and post it. Any questions you might have, feel free to ask.
  10. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    For new/future C/Rs: if you have this issue, be sure to let schoolcar know once you get back to school after posting. Let them know the line, and they will make sure you post again with another trainer. Don't rat anybody out though, just say you don't feel like you learned the line well enough. They will be sure to reassign you again.
  11. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    How many C/R in this week's class?
  12. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    There are people in the 800s currently in schoolcar.
  13. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    I don't think that's correct. I think B/O makes a little more than C/R. About $2.xx more per hour at max pay. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please. I'm on my phone and can't check.
  14. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Thanks! Good to know!
  15. Bmpo7

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    How you liking it so far?


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