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njbk

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  1. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Nothing you do at the simulator matters at all until the actual signal exam. You could get literally everything wrong before then and it won’t matter.
  2. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I wouldn’t worry about that. Most likely they will give you the day off, worst case they may make you defer until the next class.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I don’t think they can legally prevent you from attending a court ordered appearance. Def call 180.
  4. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    The one who moved messed up for sure. Most don’t think the operator on the other end should have been punished but what can you do.
  5. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    100% yes. A good strategy I have been doing is going to my switching assignments a half hour or so before my sign on time so I can ride along with another person making the move. Most of the switching moves are simple but having the confidence of knowing what you're doing makes a huge difference.
  6. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Yard posting is basically “pre yx.” You are assigned all around the division to each yard at least once. Posting is 3 weeks, one week of midnights one week of pm and one week of am. After posting is finished you are YX for 2 months. The first week or so is yard familiarization, where you will go to each yard and spend the day with a TSS once again going over the specifics of each yard and common moves. After this you are on your own. The crew office will assign you as needed. You are on your own and can be asked to do anything any other TO can as long as it doesn’t involve moving the train with passengers on it. You can also ask for overtime and call the crew office to work RDOs if you want. If you make any serious mistakes during YX (split a switch, hit a home signal, etc.) you are held responsible and will probably lose the job. 2 people were fired last month for splitting a switch while YX. After YX is the second signal exam, then 2 weeks of road ops. Then road posting.
  7. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I heard from a few people that they dropped the drivers license requirement. I know of at least one person in my induction who doesn’t have a license and was hired.
  8. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Just enjoy your life until you start. You’ll have plenty of time for studying and learn everything you need to know in schoolcar.
  9. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Have you had issues at any other city/transit/transportation jobs?
  10. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    There is any easy solution to your problem: call 180 Livingston and find out what’s up.
  11. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    It’s in this ballpark. That website will not show you the mandatory deductions from your check like pension, post-retirement health insurance, and union dues.
  12. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Are you getting to do a good amount of moves? Learning a lot? I start soon and am pretty excited about it.
  13. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    As long as you disclose everything, you will be fine.
  14. njbk

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Union and HR people told my induction class the exact opposite.

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