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  1. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    The backpack straps can be stowed away and the shoulder strap detached. The bag can be held briefcase style with the side grab handle making it easier when walking the yards or the tracks. You’re supposed to carry your bags by hand and not on your back or even on one shoulder for fear of the straps getting caught on passing equipment and dragging you. If it’s in your hand you can easily let go. Same with the safety vest. They have hook and loop fasteners on the shoulders and waist and meant to easily rip apart if it’s caught in something. Also the safety vest has reflectors shaped like a giant X on the back. So if you’re wearing your backpack on top of your vest it will be covered and train operators will not be tell if you are facing towards or away when approaching. In the beginning of school car, I just used an regular backpack and duffel bag (one for equipment and one for books, lunch). I didn’t want to walk around with like 30lbs on my back or in my hands. Most days you will start in the classroom first so you can drop off the bags before walking the tracks. Only a few times I found it inconvenient to carry the backpack by the grab handle when walking the tracks. Once you start yard posting the only book they tell you to carry is the rule book. The others are optional. I will eventually need to get a decent size bag to carry my equipment, food/snacks, water bottle and other necessities for the road.
  2. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Just a piece of advice in regards to the Kaka bag... especially if you get it in black. Not only will you have one but people in your class may have one, other people in your induction class may get one and countless others in transit have them. Make it so you can readily identify it when you place it down somewhere. Guys in my class (first week that they purchased it) mistakenly picked up the wrong bag thinking it was theirs. Luckily it happened amongst our own class and we were in road ops so it was on our own train but imagine it grabbing the wrong bag thinking it was yours when you’re in crew room, a CRC or elsewhere.
  3. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    They recommend waiting at least 48 hours after your induction date before trying to order. If you still have issues you can let them know in orientation.
  4. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought the medical email was that you just just passed the piss test not background. From what I heard and read is that NYCT (along with some other city agencies) hires you first then they do the background check. So you can be working for a few years and be let go because they found something during their background check on you.
  5. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    As LIRRMedford mentioned you have to be able to climb up/down a train. Along with that there are a number of other things that you will have to do. Just to mention some: - climbing up/down a train not from an end but in between two cars - crossing the tracks and over the third rail - walking on elevated structures - operating hand thrown switches - taking down and putting up barrier springs while straddling between two cars - clearing up on the tracks while a train (or two) are passing by you
  6. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Thanks for catching that!
  7. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    The “free” dental and vision provided by the union is Healthplex and GVS. If you want to pay an additional premium then dental and vision is covered by Emblem. You can go to http://www.twulocal100.org/ for more info on the union provided benefits.
  8. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I’m still in school car so yard posting is part of the curriculum. I’m not on a pick job. After YX comes the YX exam and the second signal. Then comes road ops and then road posting.
  9. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Agreed. You’ll get the rule book after you take your oath so you can get a head start from there but all the other books you’ll get from school car. Cause if you start reading material from other resources they may not be 100% accurate or up to date. Even the signal guide that is issued to you in school car there are some discrepancies but the rule book is “absolute”.
  10. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Depends on the tour you’re working, the workload that day in the yard and the TO that you’re partnered up with. Some days you can get a good amount of moves, some days you may one do one or two. I know this has been said before but just take as many notes as you can and ask questions. If you’re not familiar or unsure do not hesitate to ask the dispatcher or another TO.
  11. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I just got to say that this is an opportune time to get in. I’m yard posting right now and a lot of TOs that I have been posting with have 25-30+ years and will be retiring soon. A lot of them are good guys but of course there are some “bad apples” in the bunch.
  12. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Declining the PE offer doesn’t affect your status with DCAS because the offer was issued before the official list was established. That was one of the questions I asked when I went in for PE. And from the answer I was given if you do decline the PE offer, after the DCAS list is established they will canvass from the top of the list.
  13. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Now that the list is established there is a definitive answer lol. Just over 11K.
  14. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I’m curious to know if they will start administering the OPA test to future candidates now that they list has been established.
  15. apokeguy

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    As long as the Dickies pants follow the guidelines: ”In addition, when the initial allotment or replacement uniform components are not readily available, employees must wear garments that are indistinguishable from the NYCT-issued uniform garments (examples of garments not permitted to be worn include but are not limited to cargo pants, carpenter pants, pants with cell phone or multi use pockets, tactical pants and paramedic/police pants).”  Dont invest in any polos. You might get away with wearing it during the first week of orientation but once you start schoolcar stick with the button down collared shirts.

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