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Conductor 8094 Hiring Process

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hey tdevon, I received my letter yesterday 65xx , so keep yah eye out bro..got to go in aug 19th

 

 

don't mean to sound like a Lisa, anyone here in training as of yet can give me an insight of how it is?

 

I use to be a trainoperator (school car) for 5 months but I had to resign due to my father being ill ..I could of went back as a T/O as we speak but I rather start off as a conductor and transition back to a T/O..while in school car I spoke to a lot of conductors and T/O and conductors 80% of them never wanted to become a T/O and would rather stay a conductor..i had a few conductors in my class that was training to become a T/O and they didn't like the position and just went back to conductor ..so that was the beauty of starting as a conductor first and you can always do Flagging when your a conductor which is another position offered or assistant dispatcher

 

sorry for the pre-K typing ..sucks using a phone !

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I spoke to a conductor today and she told me many of them get neck pain and it's a physical job cause you are on your feet a lot when you get to each station you must stand up and look out to clear the track. It is not an easy job!

Thrashad can any conductor become a flaggar?

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def not an easy job, when you start training you will get some heavy ass boots from MTA , you can get a note from your foot doctor stating you have issues with the boots and you can go out there and get something more suitable for you...don't forget you will be breathing a lot of brake dust from the train and you will have to deal with people...so its not an easy job ..but you have to see half the people who work for MTA..i just don't know how they got thru with Life itself LOL

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extra extra is when your int he mercy of the crew office, they can have you work up to 12 hours I believe and have you be in rockafella center  and all of a sudden tell you go to Bedford but they will pay you for the travel time to get there...extra extra is the only time you will make the most money..i believe that can last up to 1 year and then after that you become Extra and then you can actually pick a job

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Yea I heard about the boots I went to my foot doctor yesterday and had him do the form for me so now I just have to see what other boots they will allow

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Amm0,  trust me bro the best move you did ..lol..that shit was killing me walking in those train yards because your walking on rocks..i took my MTA boots to a shoe specialist to get it altered when I was in school car...

 

 

Lisa, one thing I learned when I was in school car...don't listen to the old schoolers..its funny they would complain about the job and there about to retire of 30 years of service...DONT LISTEN TO NO ONE BUT YOUR TSS

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@Lisa, I know a conductor on the N train that loves the money and enjoys the work. He's been doing it about 15 years. His main complaint is homeless people smelling up the train or urinating near his cab - something that happens occasionally, not an everyday occurrence.

 

@TPrashad, I hope you get called before the list expires. I'm in a similar boat, waiting for the list from the open-competitive conductor exam from a few months ago.

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hey tdevon, I received my letter yesterday 65xx , so keep yah eye out bro..got to go in aug 19th

 

 

don't mean to sound like a Lisa, anyone here in training as of yet can give me an insight of how it is?

 

I use to be a trainoperator (school car) for 5 months but I had to resign due to my father being ill ..I could of went back as a T/O as we speak but I rather start off as a conductor and transition back to a T/O..while in school car I spoke to a lot of conductors and T/O and conductors 80% of them never wanted to become a T/O and would rather stay a conductor..i had a few conductors in my class that was training to become a T/O and they didn't like the position and just went back to conductor ..so that was the beauty of starting as a conductor first and you can always do Flagging when your a conductor which is another position offered or assistant dispatcher

 

sorry for the pre-K typing ..sucks using a phone !

I am looking at my mailbox and email just in case. Hopefully something is in the mail today.

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@matt, I got the letter already just got to go in..180 Livingston st nightmares all over again LOL

 

so your saying even if you get called and the list expires you wont be hired?

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They still have to fill in for September to January classes. It'd been confirmed here. They wouldn't send you a letter if they weren't going to hire you unless you are on medical hold or something else.

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@Lisa, I just took the open competitive test a few months ago. No list established yet.

 

@TPrashad, most likely you'll get into a class. That's the challenge, nothing is guaranteed, but you have a very good chance if the conductor classes are big enough.

 

On another note, that long passage you just wrote really rang home with me. It's tough taking the initial pay cut to be a conductor, and you'll never make as much in base pay (though with enough OT you may make more in a few years than some

T/Os), but it seems much more what I'm good at - public speaking, customer service - than the more mechanical aspects involved in being a T/O.

I'd be open to training for and becoming a T/O but for me it would be better to start from a conductor background.

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after school car for becoming a t/o I don't think I would even consider doing it back after I know whats involved to tell you the truth..only reason I would take this job is the OT involved and Pension plan

 

I am leaving a easy relaxing job with weekends off for this job..but I don't think nothing can compare to schoolcar for T/O that was one of the worse training experience ever and I hope conductor training is not close to it...once I am not cutting or preparing a train for service I am good

 

LOL..remember that Matt ! oh and signal exams smh

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Lisa, just prepare your self..the job isn't just about opening and closing doors, you will deal with people and a lot of troubleshooting involved..remember the conductor is in charge of the train not the T/O..you will learn how to cut a door when stuck which is a common issue, conductors will need to kick people out of the train and deal with a lot  of verbal cussing ..homeless people who don't wanna leave, walk the tracks, flagging trains is part of the job and platform duties to name a few

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@Tprashad, yes, preparing a train for service and cutting and adding train sets was a weakness for me. So many things to remember and just not enough practice time available on the train - at least for me and some others, other people learned well enough.

 

Signal exams is probably key reason why I didn't go back to T/O school car - 3 people I know who did well until then in all aspects of the program washed out because they got 1-2 answers wrong. You think that won't be you but you never know - again, my congrats to everyone who passed,

 

I don't want to seem ungrateful, I own my own mistakes. But if I go back to Transit I want to be somewhere that plays to my strengths and where I don't feel such a struggle just to keep my job.

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Matt me and you both, I don't really care about the pay cut..for me its the pension and OT will help..after conductor I really want to become a car inspector or RCI.

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like an annuity fund? It wouldn't surprise me if the union did. Most unions do. You'll probably find our when you meet with the union during your training.

Exactly. I hope we get one.

 

 

"I would like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee."

 

- Joe DiMaggio

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Lisa, everyone has there own opinions, for me the T/O was stressful because it was just too much responsibilities involved and I didn't find the training quite as good...working for MTA alone can be stressful and dirty..people leave high paying jobs to work for the MTA because of the job security and pension plan offered..its not an easy job..both positions can be stressful..then again any job can be..its the way you look at it I guess

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The conductors that I spoke to complained of neck pain from constantly looking out the windows, as well as knee pain from constantly standing up at each station in order to look out every window in order to clear the door. They did say it's very stressful.

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