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  1. The "tutoring" is offered when you fail the quizzes, usually two hours after class is over and you get 2+1 OT. Keep in mind though, the quizzes are kept inn your file and should stuff go wrong in the real world, the failing quizzes may be used against you. Just food for thought in case anyone had the inkling to fail every quiz for a measily $100.
  2. The signal definitions can all be broken down into two parts once identified. 1. Where can they be found? 2. What do you do? Repeaters 1. Mimics the aspect of associated signal usually around a curve 2. In full view of the Train operator, usually on the off side 3. Has no stop arm 4. Has a signal plate bearing the letters "REP" Likewise GT35 sign 1. Indicates the beginning of time control territory usually found around curves and certain other areas (downgrades, etc.) 2. Enforces a predetermined speed inidicating he allowable speed in miles per hour or by a GT sign.
  3. B division queens corridor on the Fox.
  4. The simulator prepares you for the real world application... Atleast the quizzes do. The "train operation simulator" always frustrates. Keep studying the books they give you, and believe when they tell you the Signals test is the easiest test you will take. The hard stuff is on the road when you have to recall what you studied, apply in real life because not all the signals make sense. Example: you see a 15mile per hour speed limit sign and then a Green R Resume speed sign together at one location. Which do you adhere to? Max power or the 15 miles?
  5. That was a super dangerous move by the Superintendent. He should have introduced himself, showed ID, and wore his vest prior to entering your cab. Non-uniformed employees MUST wear their vest on the road while on duty performing work.
  6. Chapter 1 all 38 rules. Particularly rule 30. All of Chapter 2. This is your life from now on. Read this chapter every day. Focus on 2.40m and 2.40n (this is part of your signals test) Chapter 3. This is your signals test. Know your fouling point, stop sign, shop door clearance. Chapter 9 Pay close attention to 9.02b.
  7. If you want to get a head start, grab a subway map and start learning the terminals. Read the weekday and weekend schedule planned work diversions off the website or the Customer Information Board. Soon you can put a few of the puzzle pieces together.
  8. That is your choice to make, however being on two lists is better than being on one. I can only percieve the Station Agent requirements becoming more demanding as technology and the riding public evolve.
  9. 2 weeks fully paid maternity/paternity leave.
  10. You can choose one, defer the other position until you pass probation and become a permanent employee, then reinstate your name to the list of the other position and when you get called, take a leave of absence to try it out. Make your final decision at that point.
  11. Memorandum of Understanding. It is the vernacular for Labor Contract.
  12. https://www.cs.ny.gov/pio/summaryofcslaw/summofcsl-permappt.cfm#failure You have 10 business days to respond to pre-employment letter. After 10 business days with no response from you, it seems like there is no obligation on the agency's behalf to process your pre-employment. But go anyways, NYCT does what it does and it's provisional now, so the rules of the list is in a gray area based on need. Don't worry about their attitudes. You have an obligation to pursue the opportunity. Negativity runs deep down here. Getting caught up in negativity doesn't end well. Train Operator by contract is a two tier pay. Yard rate and Road rate. The contract MOU as of 2005 as won by arbitration is 231 days of road service entitles the Train Operator to top pay. There is no contradictory MOU, nor past practice to refute the written policy regarding Train Operator pay.
  13. I try for a slightly bigger size so i can put 1 or 2 orthotics in them. I go for the Dr. Scholls Work gel and Dr. Scholls heavy duty pain relief with the original insert simultaneously. Feels like walking on clouds.
  14. https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks#Challenge-of an Identity History Summary It will take a while to get a response, but might as well try for it.
  15. 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.

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