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  1. Hello!  If my no# was passed and i didnt recieve an email or letter what do ido. Mrs watson last told me there backed up and  i would recieve a letter. What does that mean and who can i call to finf out.thanks in advance.#146*

  2. Well if you guys are on observation day you’re almost done with class. All that’s left is two booth take over days, and your final exam.
  3. If it hasn’t happened yet your classes may get postponed. TA doesn’t want more than 10 people in a given small space at any given time. I’m not sure how many people are in your class but I’m sure it’s at least 10 people plus the instructor(s). Right now at 130 Livingston it’s a virtual ghost town as all nonessential employees have been instructed to stay home and work remotely.
  4. Yeah there won’t be any hiring of any sorts for some time. All nonessential TA workers have been given two weeks off to work from home remotely.
  5. You’ll have to contact the uniform company. I’m very surprised that let you choose shorts. Usually only items which are available for your title are allowed to be selected. Unless they’ve changed it allow agents to wear shorts. I haven’t been in a booth in 5 years, and honestly never seen an agent wearing shorts.
  6. And also Station Agents aren’t issued shorts, so you aren’t allowed to wear your them. The only titles issued shorts are bus operators. And besides you wouldn’t want to wear shorts in those booths anyway. There’s many hazards you can encounter while in a booth. So you would t want your legs exposed.
  7. You can wear boots or shoes while on duty. Either black or brown in color. Station Agent's aren’t issued safety boots at all. So you have to provide your own approved type of footwear.
  8. All days are 8 hours. You’ll be working from 0700-1500(8am to 3pm) on most days. Also learn military time(24 hours clock) if you’re not familiar with it, because transit only operates and fills out paperwork in a 24 hour clock format.
  9. Yeah everyone he said honestly I couldn’t remember exactly what we did the first two days being as that was 15 years ago for me. But first two days will be very boring I can tell you. I can mostly remember the format of the training course. First two weeks they train you the rules and procedures of TA, as well as the paperwork. But nowadays their isn’t much paperwork any longer for station agents. When I started there was much more paperwork to deal with, and different types of fare media to deal with as well. The third week you’ll do AFC training(learning how to encode metrocards, and learn how to use the computer system in the booth). The last week of class is reviewing everything you’ve learned in class. Then you’ll do a one day booth observation where you’ll work with a veteran station agent and observe how a day working in the booth is, but you won’t make any transactions or be responsible for any funds in the booth. The next two days you’ll do a booth takeover where you’ll be once again working in the booth with a veteran station agent, but you’ll be doing all the transactions and be responsible for all the money in the booth. So for those three days you won’t report to the school. You’ll be reporting on duty at the selected subway stations. The following day will be another review day, and review of your paperwork you retained from your days in the booth. And the next day will be finals day. It sounds like a lot, but you’ll get through it. Good luck and if you have any further questions while I’m class feel free to inbox me.
  10. A typical size of a station agent class is 10-20 people. But in the odd instance can be less than 10 people.
  11. Just inbox me with any questions you may have.
  12. To answer all questions, This isn't A new title. This job is the security agents you see checking receipts, and handing out summons to people who beat the fare on the select buses. It's just before it was a pseudo promotion for property protection agents who applied to work in the fare enforcement task force. So it was never open to the public to apply for. Now they have given the job a title, and opened it up to the public to take an exam for. And only police officers monitor for fare beating on subway stations. The MTA doesn't have anyone assigned for that task. The agents you see in the subway stations, are collecting agents, and they're there to collect revenue from vending machines and service booths, and also guard revenue maintainers when they have to service vending machines. And the reason you couldn't find any information on the title, is because it never existed in a official capacity as a title, this is the very first time this job has been offered to the public for an examination.
  13. Congrats, and welcome aboard. You’ll have 4 weeks of class to absorb as much as you can from the official training course, but you won’t truly learn the job until you’re in the field. Maybe one of these days in the near future I’ll have the pleasure of running into you. In your first year while you’re a probie, do your job to the letter and avoid customer complaints as best as you can, and you’ll breeze through your one year of probation. Once again congrats, and good fortune on your new career.
  14. The MYA doesn’t move that fast. Just because they get up to your number, doesn’t mean they’re going to immediately send you an email to report for pre-employment. They have get classes scheduled, and have the budget to hire new agents at the time or the need for new agents at the time as well. Like I previously posted you guys really need to stop rushing the process. Just wait patiently, your time will comen before I got hire in 2005 I just took the exam, got my list number and didn’t think much of being called. That’s how you’ve gotta he taking these civil service exams. It could take anywhere from 1 year to 5 years or longer in some cases to be called for processing.
  15. Do they notify you as immediately as your nuber is called or does it take a few days or weeks for the email or letter. Thanks in advance.

    1. Will-Bx-718


      Well when I came down they'd send a letter to your address on file at the time you took the exam. As of how it takes before they send out the letter to you, from the time your number is reached, I have the slightest idea. Your number may not actually be reached by the time they send you the letter, but may soon be approaching and they just want to screen as many potential candidates as they can to fill up a class. And by the time they go through the process your number will have been reached. But I have idea how HR handles the employments process, so I can't really comment any further.

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