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  1. As long as you are qualified, TA will keep you as long as you want to keep working. There are some people who take jobs here for the extra income, second pension, health insurance for themselves or their spouse, or from what I see, to get out of the house so they can shirk the honey-do list.
  2. Dave2836

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Top pay for Conductor is $31.635. As far as transfering, that is a decision based on what kind of responsibility and stress you are willing to handle. One deals with Transit's money and property, while the other deals with passenger safety. They are both important to the overall function of the system and everyone has a unique experience with either job.
  3. Just taking an educated guess. Correct me if I'm wrong. Open or pending cases, tickets and failure to resolve them. Inconsistent documentation such as misspelled names that are never resolved. Missing periods or inconsistent work and residential history. Failed or "refusal" to take a drug test. Invalid qualifications or credentials (foreign documents that are not translated into English), expired or suspended license. You hold or held an office or public/private position that conflicts with all the agency code of ethics. Or my favorite, though not official: you appear on the Specially Designated Nationals list. (Known terrorist) Then on to failing the medical ASSESSMENT. That being said, everyone knows that this position's NOE states that passing an OPA is part of the qualifications. Now whether or not they organize the OPS is another story.
  4. Whatever DCAS knows, Transit WILL KNOW. They are willing to give you an opportunity to operate a $20mil consist carrying over 2000 passengers for 8 hours. If you were a parent, would you hire a babysitter that lied on their resume?
  5. Read carefully the instructions on how to complete the 21 page packet. Everything is important, and omitting ANYTHING is the same as lying on the packet. The moment you went to the test site and did your three fingerprints and SSN on that test date notification paper, presume they already know everything about you.
  6. NYCERS Tier 6 Transit Operating Force is still 25/55
  7. What you share with Transit is your decision regarding medical issues, but most of these physicians at the MAC been around long enough to eyeball problems that might arise. Pre-employment is in my experience always the drug and alcohol test and qualifying prelimary paperwork.
  8. They measure your neck and bmi, ask a series of questions, then make an assessment. Go see your doctor and get tested before THEIR doctor tests you. Get all forms needed to say you are fully capable of doing the job.
  9. As long as it is not offensive and does not reflect negatively on the MTA, you are ok.
  10. Dave2836

    Exam 7609: Transit Electrical Helper

    From my understanding, it depends on hiring needs. The NOE mentions that the TEH eligibles can also be used to fulfill the vacancies in the signals department. Met a few Signal Maintainers who mentioned they had came out of the TEH list 2 years ago. From the way they talked about it, it seems like they didn't have a choice.
  11. Dave2836

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Take the promotion first. Until you are sworn in and started school car, you are not getting paid by the MTA
  12. The farepayment entry process is a dual component implementation. The passenger applies their fare, then enters the system via turnstile, high entry exit turn style, or service gate. As of right now, the system is a combination of digital and analog circuit allowing access. The digital circuit comprises of how the passenger applies their faremedia to the entry access, the analog circuit comprises of how the passenger enters the system. The superior solution would be to prevent the digital circuit from reading and deducting a fare from the faremedia until the analog circuit has been completed. It sounds simple on paper, however there are two major pitfalls to consider. 1. The technology used is currently outdated and how much would it cost, if it can even be done, to apply this new function to technology about to be tossed wayside? 2. How can they accomodate emergency or employee access which often times needs immediate multiple persons to enter through a limited ingress/egress site? We can foresee the change of the digital technology, however are they ready to remove and install a new analog circuit that will ultimately change the accessibility behaviour of nearly 6 million daily riders?
  13. Dave2836

    Another great service day...

    The Station Agent's job is tied to the booth, station property, and the AFC equipment. Regarding customer service, the scope of their involvement is to listen and then respond. Unless safety of the passenger(s), other coworkers, or themselves is at risk, they may not lay hands on another individual. The public's perception of the job is extremely skewed, and despite what you may have seen or heard, every time the Station Agent goes out to assist a passenger, they risk their livelihood and their safety to do so. Agents have been killed doing heroic things like helping a person only to find out it was a set up.
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    Another great service day...

    https://youtu.be/Blejdd6szg0 You can see him gripping the knife. This happens often enough that people are desensitized. Do not engage unless it is a matter of life and death.
  15. Dave2836

    Track Worker Exam # 8600

    https://hcm.mymta.info/psc/HCPRD/SELFSERVICE/HXMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&TargetFrameName=None Job 89326 Track Equipment Maintainer Try this position. It may be provisional and you must pass a civil service test to be permanent, but it's another way to get in.


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