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  1. Thanks Transit, I hope your post clears up what Random #'s means as well as what the Boss test is. No studying, common sense and honesty.
  2. If it's true as they have in the letter, they are picking in random order when vacancies occur so #1 or #15000 is luck of the draw. Good luck! Then again they did pull in another million$$ :mad:
  3. Hey Sim, Acela, Loco or anyone familiar with Day 10 test. On day 9 they got me on a red at Madison Ave which wasn't even yellow wheni turned then stopped in intersection for pedestrians. When the super looked up, he saw red and I was done. Do u know what I can expect on the day 10 road test at zerega? I heard there is a pivot turn but what else can u tell me.. I will be stopping at all don't walk flashing boxes for sure. My turns were fine as well. Thanks to all
  4. Hey Acela, when you went to Zerega, did you have all the medical and 401k or whatever choices already already picked or you did it there?

    Thanks and good luck qualifying, from your posts you won't have a problem.

  5. Boxer, hope u don't mind the PM. You had written to keep on their ass till July. I was wondering what made you say that, if we aren't called by he summer, you figure that's it for now?


    Thanks, btw, I'm Fred

  6. You're right Tim, there is a lot of good help on here which is why I've been here since before the 8006 test. I'm waiting for the medical, hopefully soon. Thanks to everyone who's posted about training and good luck. Be safe.
  7. Hey Chris,

    How u doing? Hope all is well with you.


  8. I am afraid so, but at least the 5025 list is going to expire in a few months. There are gaps between hiring periods,the one going on now is about to end I think. The Daily News article back in September said they were planning on hiring 125 new B/O's.


    In October they were sending out pre employment notices, the people who have posted on here are in the #4,000's. One lady on the forum(sjmdt) is #4,826, the list goes up to #4,886.


    But don't forgot those who got passed up for whatever reason

    they can be put back on the list until it expires on Oct 31st.

  9. P.S. Great Jet game. If they beat Mr. Brady they are good enough for the ring.

  10. Hey Fred, I don't think he is a B/O. He is very knowledgeable. Wow, it looks like they are finishing the 5025 list. I knew they were a little past #4,000 but not almost towards the end.


    Once the people with lower list numbers start getting called

    to 180 Livingston St to start the process then it's just a matter

    of time. The only thing certain is the uncertain. Take care.

  11. Hey Fred,


    Yes, I believe it is 10 years to be partially vested. At what % I don't know. This info might be buried in one of the threads.

    The current contract expires in Jan/2012, so negotiations will

    begin this summer. This is something for us to pay attention to.


    The 5025 list should end by the end of summer. At the very least we might get called down to 180 Livingston St for the drug test. Up to #119 on the 8006 list is on outstanding certification, which means that the MTA Human Resources people have their info.

  12. Hey Tim

    Did you have truck driving experience before

    the fedex job? I've seen ads for driving for them

    but it says at least 6 months experience of a like sized

    vehicle. I never applied since I didn't have the experience.

    Hope you don't mind I asked.


    P.S. What list are you on? I'm on the 8006 and hoping

    the hiring picks up again, maybe there are more retirees.



  13. By having a CDL B, you can drive where they ask for a CDL C. B supercedes C, only difference would be the endorsements but you have them already(P)passenger. I agree that you are better off with unemployment for now unless you find a job close to where you live.


    Academy's bus terminals are all in New Jersey, and that is where you would have to drive to every day. The only upside that it would be is getting solid driving experience, as a coach bus is similar to that of a transit bus.

  14. Hey Fred, Sorry to hear about your temp job. I think Sealteam would know something about Academy bus, if I remember correctly he told me once that they first hire you as a sub and you wait until a shift becomes available, like when a driver calls in sick, think of it as being on an extra list. Pay was very low. It's hard to get a decent paying CDL job with no experience. Para transit is another option, they are always hiring, you know those mini buses that transport the elderly and disabled.


    Hang in there, lets hope when hiring resumes in December that they start calling from our list shortly thereafter.

  15. Roy was a Bus Driver out of Yukon, on the s89 I'm pretty sure, passed suddenly a week or 2 ago.

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