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BxJay120

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  1. The reason for it being a temporary offer is because you are from the 2015/16 test which has not been certified yet. You don’t have a list number or score. The last 400 people or so on the seniority list are temp provisionals . They are being hired due to need but until you have a list number you will be considered temporary. The responsibilities are the same. The exception is that some classes coming in are being put straight into a Wayfinder position which is mostly outside the booth providing customer service at different stations . You are trained for everything inside the booth but your job will be 5 days outside the booth. There’s no way of knowing whether this will be what you will be until you are in training. The pay is slightly higher and runs on a conductors pay scale which is about .30 higher but I’ve done the math and it’s really the same. The days off are better since they offer weekends with some shifts (or at least they did, those might be all filled up by now) which you won’t see for a while. To be honest I did work outside the booth and though some people like it I did not. For the most part the temp provisional thing just means you will remain that way until they certify the list through DCAS. They have been hiring from your test since 11/2016 so you won’t be the only one. I could go on and on about seniority but I shouldn’t since it’s a public forum. Hope that helps . - Jay
  2. Thank you ! I got the letter to report on July 28. I went in on the 31st for the drug test. On August 16 they sent me an email telling me to come in the next day for processing and when I went I was sworn in . Started August 28th. And I just finished training. Be very vigilant of your emails because that is how I was contacted. It was very late too . Like they emailed me at 5:15pm to report the next day at 8 or 9am and therefore gave me no way to give notice and I had to quit my job the day after . Well I gave them a weeks notice but I took a vacation week so that I could be ready to take this on. Also sending an email like that makes it real easy to miss it . There is currently a class a week or two in and my trainer told us he had a class coming up after he took his vacation so it should probably start in mid oct or early November . They don't give you time to give notice so don't be surprised if you get pulled real quick. Good luck !!
  3. GO ASAP!!! This happened to me in July. I got my letter for Station Agent pre employment on a Friday afternoon when I had to report on Thursday morning for pre employment. I got up on Monday morning nervous as hell and got there at the time I was supposed to report that past Thursday. When I got to the front desk to get a ticket I was a nervous wreck thinking they were going to send me away. The gentleman was very nice, smirked and said "Don't worry, we will be seeing you today" he even joked with me and said "You look like you worried about this all weekend long !" Long story short today is my last day of Station Agent induction and I am on my own Sunday. Go asap! It's preemployment so it's a drug test only but they will see you . Get there early ! You should be out of there fast ! Take the letter and let them know you got it late. If you ask me this happens all the time and they know it ! Good luck !
  4. No but I'm at 130 livingston on lunch ... only got a few minutes left
  5. Well I got my answer ... I would have to decline Station Agent and start the entire process over .. new drug test and have a medical done and if I make it then I'm in. Can't risk it or afford to be out of work until this is sorted through . So I'm going to orientation. I mean it's not like I can't ever go up to conductor and who knows ... if the list gets extended till 2019 then I'll be past my year probabtion... can reinstate and be called again and if things don't go well I can come back to Station Agent ... right now I'd lose it because the list officially closed last week. I wish I would have known they would call me this fast.. I would have waited . When I reinstated to Station Agent there were only 20 left on the list ... this list still has more than half .. I guess only time will tell. Good luck with Conductor !
  6. So you got your letter too ? I'm almost there now
  7. The pay is like 30 cents less than conductor ... 21.37 if I remember correctly. Yeah I'm kind of shocked because I didn't think it was going to happen this fast. I am going to get there to 180 early like before 7 and see if I can be real early on the line to talk to someone and if I see that it's getting late get to 130 and tell them at orientation. I mean I heard this happens but I mean I have to do the medical and I'm hoping they will let me .. I just hope it's not an end all be all ... that I have to make a choice and take a chance... I really would rather conductor but I can't be jobless in the end ... I'm so nervous
  8. Thank you. I am not necessarily asking the pro and cons on which position to take. I want the conductor position. My issue is what to do with the fact that I have to be in two places at once on Monday.. i have to report for pre employment but can't simply not show up my first day for Station Agent . What I am asking is does anyone know what is the best thing for me to do. Who should I advise regarding the fact that I need to go to hr for pre employment and medical for conductor when I have to report to orientation and training for Station Agent ..
  9. I have an issue and wanted to ask to see if anyone out there had any answers for me . This seems like the best forum to post it in though I also posed the same in the forum for the actual exam ... here goes and please any answer would be greatly appreciated ... I apologize if this isn't the right place for this post ... I got my preemployment letter for conductor to report Monday to 180 livingston. the issue is is that I actually got sworn in about a week ago for Station Agent to start on Monday. I received the letter this afternoon for pre enploymwnt for conductor. I took my drug test for Station Agent on July 31. I don't really know what to do here . I mean I have to report to 130 Livingston Monday for orientation for Station Agent at 8am. But I also was called to report for conductor at 730 at 180 livingston. Am I going to have to drug test again ? Is it considered a promotion ? Will they let me go straight to the the medical since technically I am already an employee ? I didn't have to do a medical for Station Agent but I do for conductor therefore I know that I have to clear the medical before it is official. Do I go to orientation and show them the letter ? Do I go to 180 at the crack to tell them I have to report to 130 for orientation? Am I going to have to abandon Station Agent to be able to complete pre employment for conductor ? I mean I left my job to start with Transit and I can't be jobless to see if this pans out . Does anyone have any idea what would be the best thing for me to do here ? I know that regardless I am going to be there super early to either go to 130 or to 180 and tell them what's going on but I don't want to mess up one opportunity for another and stay without a job in the end . Someone please help and thank you
  10. So just an update for anyone out there waiting. I got my preemployment letter to report Monday to 180 livingston. I have an issue and am curious if anyone out there can give me some advice on what to do. I actually got sworn in about a week ago for Station Agent to start on Monday. I received the letter this afternoon for pre enploymwnt for conductor. I took my drug test for Station Agent on July 31. I don't really know what to do here . I mean I have to report to 130 Livingston Monday for orientation for Station Agent at 8am. But I also was called to report for conductor at 730 at 180 livingston. Am I going to have to drug test again ? Is it considered a promotion ? I didn't have to do a medical for Station Agent but I do for conductor therefore I know that I have to clear the medical before it is official. Do I go to orientation and show them the letter ? Do I got to 180 at the crack to tell them I have to report to 130 for orientation? Am I going to have to abandon Station Agent to be able to complete pre employment for conductor ? I mean I left my job to start with Transit and I can't be jobless to see if this pans out . Does anyone have any idea what would be the best thing for me to do here ? I know that regardless I am going to be there super early to either go to 130 or to 180 and tell them what's going on but I don't want to mess up one opportunity for another and stay without a job in the end . Someone please help and thank you ! Did you get your preemployment letter ? I think we reinstated around the same time so we should be going into the same class ...
  11. I didn't think so either . I happened to come across something online ... I think it was an article in the chief and I was shocked and immediately put myself back on the list . September huh? I hope they send my info over . Dcas still says I'm not certified but then again I've heard that dcas info isn't always current. I haven't talked to anyone ... just get the info from the automated system. I would really love to get in. I just went two weeks ago to Brooklyn for pre employment for Station Agent.. yet again another list that is active still since way back. But that one closes on the 22nd of this month. Still waiting .. this is nerve racking !
  12. A lot of people will definitely be eliminated because they don't have a drivers licence. During my test when people were asked to put in their drivers licence number at least 4 people stated they didn't have one . It showed that it was a requirement by December of 2016. I guess people felt they would able to get one later ? That isn't how it works though. I'm sure that maybe about a third of people may not meet the requirements such as having a licence to begin with or having a valid or clean licence . I work for the DMV and you would be surprised how bad people's driving records are especially when so many agencies can suspend your license for things like child support or failure to pay NYS taxes or even an out of state ticket that you don't take care of .
  13. Has anyone else been called in for pre employment . I had a real low number (24*) and just reinstated myself just in time for this list. They called me for pre employment so I'm just waiting to hear back after the drug test. What happened with me unfortunately is that i got my letter the day after I was supposed to report and I ended up going the day after that. They saw me and said it was no problem but I'm thinking I was probably the last one in and therefore if the class got full I don't know where that leaves me . List closes in 1 week so I don't know if I'm just out of luck if I don't get called or if there is another class . I mean I got called right so that should mean I'm in ? Who knows ? I'm still waiting to get this phone call to tell me what to do next but I'm worried about the whole list situation and whether that's just it if I don't hear anything back. Some people have said you don't hear anything others said a letter comes in if you get disqualified and a call comes in if you move to the next step. I've read so much on hear that I don't know what's right or not. This is so nerve racking !!
  14. God willing I hope that that is the case! I keep checking my mailbox to see if anything comes in

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