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Bluto1899

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  1. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I didn’t think the failure rate was so high for Phase 2. Probably has more to do with the people who can’t handle the lifestyle. Poor time management will get you kicked out in a hurry. I manage people in my current job, and it is amazing how many people are incapable of being on time for anything. I would imagine if somebody was constantly late, they’d be booted pretty quickly.
  2. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I agree. Personally, I think the method of testing for the definitions, the verbatim memorization of close to 100 multi sentence definitions and indications is ridiculous, and isn’t necessarily a true indication of how good someone will be at the job. They’re missing out on a lot of good people who got a word or two wrong here and there, or referred to a “locomotive” as an “engine”.
  3. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Be patient. It took them about a month to reach out after the January open house to send invites for the S&D overview, which wasn’t until the middle of March.
  4. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    That means you’re moving on.
  5. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Just read everything carefully. It’s not hard, but can be tricky. Also, you probably won’t finish each part. I only finished 1 of 3 parts and still passed.
  6. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I wore a suit to mine. If you get past the cognitive test and make it to an interview, it shows the interviewer that you cared enough about the job to dress up. I was shocked at how many people showed up in T Shirts and jeans.
  7. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Honestly, call in sick. Do not ask to reschedule. It looks bad.
  8. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    The Locomotive Engineer Trainee was posted again today. I’m assuming that means there was a pretty high failure rate.
  9. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Agreed. I’m pretty sure I crashed and burned.
  10. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    It was on Saturday
  11. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    A guy I spoke to after the test was afraid he failed because he wrote advanced approach instead of advance approach, do they would probably consider it wrong for the speed limit sign too.
  12. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I know that I had marked dashes on several definitions that they said would be wrong without them. For example, for “Marker” the emphasized it should be “Red-Orange-Amber” or it was wrong. Because of that, if the signal name has a dash in the book, I used a dash. I made my flash cards up that way. That said, I can’t say how they will grade it.
  13. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I put the dashes in too. That said, while I’m confident I got 100% on the signals, I’m fairly certain I crashed and burned on the definitions portion. It was actually the indications that did me in. I was so concerned with the signals and definitions, and almost forgot about the indications, and I paid for it.
  14. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I’m as ready as I’m gonna be. I just hope we get a few softballs tossed our way on the definition portion.
  15. Bluto1899

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Same here. I feel like I turned a corner this week with the aspects. I changed how I was studying them and it just clicked. The indications and definitions are a different story. I’m getting there, but not as quickly as I’d like to. 2 1/2 weeks to go.

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