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  1. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    Honestly not sure what the employment process looks like for a block operator. Rule G does apply to them, though.
  2. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    I honestly haven't met anyone that felt like they aced the interview. First part of the interview is they're going to have you read Rule G out loud to them, and then they're going to take away the paper and ask you questions about the rule to see how much you remember. Rule G is the rule that talks about drugs and alcohol usage. After that they'll ask you a bunch of scenario-based questions. For example: "You are collecting on a train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma and the Ranger game just let out at MSG. You see a rowdy group of passengers in your car, how do you handle them?" Or: "You are collecting tickets after Jamaica and a passenger tells you that she saw a man leave a large suitcase in the vestibule and get off the train at Jamaica. What would you do next?" It's all stuff that you haven't been trained on yet, they are just trying to see what your initial reaction would be without them training you on it. If you get it "wrong", they're going to keep rephrasing the question in order to nudge you in the right direction. I've never seen anyone post on here that they passed S&D's but didn't get hired because of the interview.
  3. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    My gut tells me that this hiring freeze will magically go away as soon as the MTA board votes on the next fare hike. There's a lot of belt tightening right now because the MTA is "broke"...until they get the fare hike they want, and then it'll go back to business as usual.
  4. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    Yeah, there is parking in the yard. Almost every east-end terminal has some sort of employee parking. The big exceptions are West Hempstead and Babylon Station (there's plenty of parking in Babylon Yard, but very little employee parking at the station. If you're a ticket collector reporting to Babylon Station, arrive early and be prepared that you may need to pay for parking in a private lot). West Hempstead does have a small public parking lot which employees park in if they can nab a spot, but there's also a shopping center across the street that I've heard employees use. Jamaica Station does have some employee parking, but it's very limited and hard to get. Generally it's only reliable if you're reporting late at night or on a weekend. Jamaica Storage Yard (on the other side of the Van Wyck from Jamaica Station) does have a little bit of parking, and the adjacent Morris Park Yard (walkable to the Storage Yard) has plenty of parking. Atlantic Terminal used to have parking in the nearby VD Yard but they got rid of it, so now you're stuck finding street parking if you have to drive there. Penn Station obviously has no parking available but the nearby West Side Yard actually does. It's not a ton of spots, but they're there. Plus they have some sort of arrangement with a newly opened parking garage in Hudson Yards (the development being built over WSY), I don't know exactly how it works but there's something like 25 or 30 spots that we can use in there.
  5. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    You'd never want to try to report to Speonk by train. The schedules aren't frequent enough to a place like that. In many cases, it would actually be impossible to take the train there with only 3 hours notice. In most cases it's possible to report to somewhere in electric territory by train, but unless the schedules line up perfectly, you're not going to want to. Don't forget that in addition to getting there on time, you have to make sure there's a train to get you home as well. Living in NJ, you're going to want jobs that start out of Penn and WSY, or maybe Jamaica or Atlantic Terminal. But just be prepared that when you're new, you can definitely get sent anywhere, and you're going to want to drive there.
  6. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    There are a number of people who live in NJ and work for LIRR, both conductors and engineers. There is even an Engineer that lives in Delaware and makes it work. But it'll be tougher when you're new, especially on days when you're hanging. Can you make it from your house to Port Jefferson or Speonk with 3 hours notice? Do you live near a NJ Transit station so you can easily get to Penn and West Side Yard?
  7. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    For me it was the following day, but this was back in 2016, and class started 11 days after receiving the offer letter. If the next class isn't scheduled yet, there is probably less urgency for them to send it to you.
  8. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    As if your job will ever see a shadow
  9. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    Not really, no. The only one that ever gets referenced by rule number is 14L (- - o -) which is a horn sequence used very frequently. 14L has a very long indication, they'll tell you in class which parts you need to know verbatim and which parts you just need to "know".
  10. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    It's crazy. I'd like to work a relief day now and then...they need to slow it down lol
  11. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    New class of 24 A/C's is officially on the roster, start date of 1/9/2019. Congrats guys, welcome.
  12. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    No, I meant when there are just no deadheads scheduled at all. I've had to report to Speonk and the only train to get me there was like 5 hours beforehand...and they only gave me 4 hours notice. If I didn't have a car, I'd be screwed.
  13. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    My guess is that LIRR has no access to those records, they treat NYCT as just another external employer. But the reality is that if you have attendance issues, this might not be the job for you. They are really, really strict about attendance. They don't care if your car got a flat tire, they don't care that your subway was late, they don't care if there's a foot of snow on the ground, and they don't care that there are no LIRR trains scheduled to get you to your report location on time...if you don't show up, or you show up late, you will lose your job (while on probation, anyway).
  14. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    Yes, once you are an employee you can access the parking lot inside Holban Yard (across the street from Hillside). But parking there is really hard to come by, and being a new employee on probation, you can't afford to potentially not get a spot and be late for class. Take the train if at all possible.
  15. Two2Go

    LIRR Assistant Conductor Trainee

    I would include the 2 jobs on the background check. Also, I would see if there's a way to upload an updated resume onto the MTA's employment website so that your application has all the jobs you worked. If not, you may want to e-mail Linda and send her a copy of your newest resume. This was almost 3 years ago now, but during my Open House she was very clear that the jobs listed on your application, resume and background check must all match exactly.

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