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Andrew

I finally got into Schoolcar after 18 months

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After what began on JUNE 19th 2008 with having to go to Transit Adjudication and missing that class to Failing the medical last January and having to go see a Neurologist and a Psychiatrist,have EKGS done,Stress tests,ENG and VNG tests by an Ear Nose and throat specialist,after having a BP reading of 190-110 2 weeks ago having to get BP meds my blood pressure was 150-90 and 140-90.not Great but not as bad as before.,after ALL that crap 13 different trips to 180 Livingston Street,I will be in the JAN 11th class.I made it!!!!

 

Where is 130 Livingston Plaza? is it on Livingston Street?

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After what began on JUNE 19th 2008 with having to go to Transit Adjudication and missing that class to Failing the medical last January and having to go see a Neurologist and a Psychiatrist,have EKGS done,Stress tests,ENG and VNG tests by an Ear Nose and throat specialist,after having a BP reading of 190-110 2 weeks ago having to get BP meds my blood pressure was 150-90 and 140-90.not Great but not as bad as before.,after ALL that crap 13 different trips to 180 Livingston Street,I will be in the JAN 11th class.I made it!!!!

 

Where is 130 Livingston Plaza? is it on Livingston Street?

 

Congratulations. 130 Livingston is right across from the New York Transit Museum.

 

Take the (2)(3)(4)(5) to Borough Hall, use the "municipal building" exit which you can get to from the (4)(5) platform. Then walk towards Boerum place, then walk towards Livingston St. (if you are facing the Fulton St mall when you get to Boerum turn right). You can't miss the place, it's right at the corner.

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After what began on JUNE 19th 2008 with having to go to Transit Adjudication and missing that class to Failing the medical last January and having to go see a Neurologist and a Psychiatrist,have EKGS done,Stress tests,ENG and VNG tests by an Ear Nose and throat specialist,after having a BP reading of 190-110 2 weeks ago having to get BP meds my blood pressure was 150-90 and 140-90.not Great but not as bad as before.,after ALL that crap 13 different trips to 180 Livingston Street,I will be in the JAN 11th class.I made it!!!!

 

Where is 130 Livingston Plaza? is it on Livingston Street?

 

God damn that was alot of issues for a medical you put yes to those questions are they found the issues?

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Congratulations on your new job! Since you're coming from Queens, just take the (A)(C)(G) to Hoyt-Schemerhorn, make a right on Schermerhorn, right on Boerum Pl and you're there! It's on the corner of Boerum Pl and Livingston St. You can also take the (F) to Jay St and it's a very short three block walk.

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After what began on JUNE 19th 2008 with having to go to Transit Adjudication and missing that class to Failing the medical last January and having to go see a Neurologist and a Psychiatrist,have EKGS done,Stress tests,ENG and VNG tests by an Ear Nose and throat specialist,after having a BP reading of 190-110 2 weeks ago having to get BP meds my blood pressure was 150-90 and 140-90.not Great but not as bad as before.,after ALL that crap 13 different trips to 180 Livingston Street,I will be in the JAN 11th class.I made it!!!!

 

Where is 130 Livingston Plaza? is it on Livingston Street?

 

Congrats and yes it's on Livingston St.........

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Congrats man , all that's left now is the medical on the first day of school car and you're in! :):tup:

 

(hah ... just kidding , don't have a heart attack now!)

 

Good luck , any questions along the way feel free to ask. :cool:

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God damn that was alot of issues for a medical you put yes to those questions are they found the issues?

 

I had High Blood pressure and since I have a slight amount of cerebal palsy,the doctor who saw me back in JAN ( I wont give her full name her initals are HD and she is TOUGH!! I dont believe she passes more than a few that see her.ANYONE who has had her for the medical interview knows what I am talking about)Kept insisting I had Vertigo.She sent me to a Neurologist recommened by the TA where HE recommended I get a crainal MRI and test done by an ENT,one of which ironiclly made me dizzy and nauseous.

She also thought I was not mentally stable for the job because she said I was Obsessive/Compulsive,and I was nervous and lacked confidence because I did not give her the eye contact that SHE wanted.I had to see a Psychiatrist recommended by the TA and he passed me with flying colors.

 

I also had to get a stress/echo test and 2 blood tests.

 

I went to 180 Livingston Street a total of 13 different times before I was finally accepted last Friday.

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Congratulations on your new job! Since you're coming from Queens, just take the (A)(C)(G) to Hoyt-Schemerhorn, make a right on Schermerhorn, right on Boerum Pl and you're there! It's on the corner of Boerum Pl and Livingston St. You can also take the (F) to Jay St and it's a very short three block walk.

 

Thanks:)

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Congrats man , all that's left now is the medical on the first day of school car and you're in! :P:tup:

 

(hah ... just kidding , don't have a heart attack now!)

 

Good luck , any questions along the way feel free to ask. :cool:

 

Thank God,I went :eek: for a moment there.

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be prepared for lots of revisits. you will probably end up restricted before probation is up because the first year is very stressfull.

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be prepared for lots of revisits. you will probably end up restricted before probation is up because the first year is very stressfull.

 

What is restricted and how does that work.My Blood Pressure was still high but acceptable enough for the class.

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What is restricted and how does that work.My Blood Pressure was still high but acceptable enough for the class.

 

it means you wont be on a train. you will work the platform untill the mac deems you fit enough to work on a train.

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What he is saying the nightmare with the MAC never go away we visit them every year or have you come for revisits if you have on going issues. However as long as you have everything under control and don't let them stress you out then you be fine.

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keep that blood pressure under control... i can't even count how many mta workers i've met that are restricted because of it.

 

DEFINITELY. You've gotta keep your blood pressure under control, Andrew. Don't slip up.

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Because of BP I have to go to them every 6 month

I have it under control with pills, so its not a big deal

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congrats dude!!......just take it all in stride man.........I think the first month in training for me was the most stressful.......the first 7 I think I slept for about 4 hrs a night if I was lucky......I wanted to pass......you won't be dealing with the public while in school car.......so just absorb it all in and relax.....on the way bring a Walkman and listen to your favorite music.....block everything else out......no distractions and you will be fine!!! good luck!!

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Thanks for the good advice.I am taking 2 pills for the BP and am continuing to lose weight.I guess I will be checked every 6 months then for the BP.

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congrats dude!!......just take it all in stride man.........I think the first month in training for me was the most stressful.......the first 7 I think I slept for about 4 hrs a night if I was lucky......I wanted to pass......you won't be dealing with the public while in school car.......so just absorb it all in and relax.....on the way bring a Walkman and listen to your favorite music.....block everything else out......no distractions and you will be fine!!! good luck!!

 

Wait......did I say walkman??:):confused: I meant I-Pod....lol

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Congrats. Looks like all the hassle paid off. :)

 

Thanks.Hassle is not the word.180 Livingston St became my place of residence.

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