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LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

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My interview was end of last April and I go over the s&d's once a week. I also lost hope but you never know so it's better to be fresh.Ai

April damn, my interview was in September I'm guessing I still got a long wait

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April damn, my interview was in September I'm guessing I still got a long wait

 

Yeah and they just reposted the job again. I applied for shits and giggles...  I am assuming they are way behind on people for the training classes.  At this rate, you might get a call in June, LOL.

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Thats great...I guess I will start to review again :( The signals are cake...just forgot most the definitions.

 

And my interview was also April....8 months to hear back...CRAZY!!!

They'll come back quick. It'll be easier to recall them now than starting from scratch

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They'll come back quick. It'll be easier to recall them now than starting from scratch

 

yeah I can still remember parts of each definition but not the entirety.  The signals are memorized in a week or so originally.  Not worried about those.

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yeah I can still remember parts of each definition but not the entirety.  The signals are memorized in a week or so originally.  Not worried about those.

 

HR said they would email the information but I still havent received it...  Have you BiggBurns?

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HR said they would email the information but I still havent received it... Have you BiggBurns?

They told me the same and haven't received it yet. I'm sure we'll get it by the end of day. If I don't get it by 3, I'll call to follow up

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They told me the same and haven't received it yet. I'm sure we'll get it by the end of day. If I don't get it by 3, I'll call to follow up

 

Got mine... Thanks.

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To anyone who might know the answer, should I focus on the Book of Rules that I received via email for day 1 of Phase 1 or should i refresh my S&D knowledge?  Whats more important?

 

Again, I am a bit rusty on the S&D but Book of Rules seems daunting....

 

Thoughts??????

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To anyone who might know the answer, should I focus on the Book of Rules that I received via email for day 1 of Phase 1 or should i refresh my S&D knowledge? Whats more important?

 

Again, I am a bit rusty on the S&D but Book of Rules seems daunting....

 

Thoughts??????

Last I heard day 1 of phase 1 you are tested on s&d's.

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Quick question,

 

Did you guys attach a cover letter when submitting your resume?

 

I didn't. I think if they like your resume then that should be enough. 

Hey guys, so I got my call today for the panel interview. I was wondering if anyone would be able to share some advice about the tone of the panel interview and maybe share their experiences about it. I am a little anxious for its my first panel interview that I am about to experience. Thank you and I appreciate your help. 

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I didn't. I think if they like your resume then that should be enough. 

Hey guys, so I got my call today for the panel interview. I was wondering if anyone would be able to share some advice about the tone of the panel interview and maybe share their experiences about it. I am a little anxious for its my first panel interview that I am about to experience. Thank you and I appreciate your help. 

 

You will be interviewed by an HR rep and a foreman.  They might ask you how you would handle certain situations such as killing someone, driving train during inclement weather etc.  They will also have you read a paper before you go into the panel interview and they will ask you questions off of it.

Quick question,

 

Did you guys attach a cover letter when submitting your resume?

 

Negative.  Not necessary.

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You will be interviewed by an HR rep and a foreman.  They might ask you how you would handle certain situations such as killing someone, driving train during inclement weather etc.  They will also have you read a paper before you go into the panel interview and they will ask you questions off of it.

 

Negative.  Not necessary.

 

Thanks a lot Diesel. I will keep that in mind when preparing for the panel interview. This pager that you mention, is it the job description that they posted on the website or another type of literature? I was told on the phone by the HR rep that I should go over the job description sheet since they will be asking questions based on it. 

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Thanks a lot Diesel. I will keep that in mind when preparing for the panel interview. This pager that you mention, is it the job description that they posted on the website or another type of literature? I was told on the phone by the HR rep that I should go over the job description sheet since they will be asking questions based on it. 

 

Its DieZel..lol...  I assume you meant "paper"....its basically a sheet long paper about not being able to drink while on the job or while off the job and wearing MTA clothing or something to that effect.  Just read it over a bunch.  I only knew like 1 of the rules on there as I wasnt sure why I was even reading it and then they asked me what I remembered from it...Doubt its a big deal but cant hurt to remember as much as possible for the interview.  

 

I think one of the questions they asked was what do you do if your train gets stuck in between stations..Its all scenario stuff...nothing too crazy

 

Oh yeah and they do ask about the job description...they ask what is the role of the locomotive engineer.

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Its DieZel..lol...  I assume you meant "paper"....its basically a sheet long paper about not being able to drink while on the job or while off the job and wearing MTA clothing or something to that effect.  Just read it over a bunch.  I only knew like 1 of the rules on there as I wasnt sure why I was even reading it and then they asked me what I remembered from it...Doubt its a big deal but cant hurt to remember as much as possible for the interview.  

 

I think one of the questions they asked was what do you do if your train gets stuck in between stations..Its all scenario stuff...nothing too crazy

 

Oh yeah and they do ask about the job description...they ask what is the role of the locomotive engineer.

 

Understood Diezel.. haha. I meant to type that as I noticed its spelling but autocorrect was hounding my every move. Seems straightforward enough as long as I don't make a fool of myself, everything should go well. Its been very well appreciated and thank you for your insight. 

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To anyone who might know the answer, should I focus on the Book of Rules that I received via email for day 1 of Phase 1 or should i refresh my S&D knowledge?  Whats more important?

 

Again, I am a bit rusty on the S&D but Book of Rules seems daunting....

 

Thoughts??????

How's phase 1 going? and how was day 1?

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How's phase 1 going? and how was day 1?

 

Wish I could tell you....I dropped myself from the program :D

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Wish I could tell you....I dropped myself from the program :D

May I ask what influenced your decision? Must have been a carefully thought out decision, unless your circumstances changed in that you no longer wanted to pursue the career.

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In all honesty I don't have enough time to dedicate with a 2 year old and another baby on the way soon. It would decimate my life and my families lives. Maybe if I was 25 and single. Also the fact that if I failed out of Phase 2 I would be left with no job which is scary considering I have a mortgage and family etc. Too risky.

 

The only pro for me is the money but I can't base my career off of that. I currently make decent money but obviously not as much as an engineer. I guess I considered my family life versus money. I don't want to look back in 20 years and miss out on family memories. Holidays with my family etc. It reminds me of that movie Click with Adam Sandler. He fast forwarded through all the great memories with his family and found himself old and regretted it so much. I don't want to go through that lol.

 

Don't let the money potential blind you! You live once and money can't buy happiness. That's the way I see it. I'll stick to my IT work Monday to Friday with almost no commute and enjoy my work/family balance.

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In all honesty I don't have enough time to dedicate with a 2 year old and another baby on the way soon. It would decimate my life and my families lives. Maybe if I was 25 and single. Also the fact that if I failed out of Phase 2 I would be left with no job which is scary considering I have a mortgage and family etc. Too risky.

The only pro for me is the money but I can't base my career off of that. I currently make decent money but obviously not as much as an engineer. I guess I considered my family life versus money. I don't want to look back in 20 years and miss out on family memories. Holidays with my family etc. It reminds me of that movie Click with Adam Sandler. He fast forwarded through all the great memories with his family and found himself old and regretted it so much. I don't want to go through that lol.

Don't let the money potential blind you! You live once and money can't buy happiness. That's the way I see it. I'll stick to my IT work Monday to Friday with almost no commute and enjoy my work/family balance.

That's a noble decision. Honestly you would need a passion for railroading to do this job. The people who do it know what they're sacrificing. I'm only 26, I'm young. I have no family of my own yet but I do understand that if I were to have one I'll miss out on a lot of moments. I second guess my want for the job all the time but because this was something I always wanted to do since I was a boy my love for the job never goes away. So I'm consistently applying hoping I get called. My hope is that if I were to become an engineer that I would have reasonable work hours and that if I give a heads up way in advance to my superiors for special days I'll get that day off.

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That's a noble decision. Honestly you would need a passion for railroading to do this job. The people who do it know what they're sacrificing. I'm only 26, I'm young. I have no family of my own yet but I do understand that if I were to have one I'll miss out on a lot of moments. I second guess my want for the job all the time but because this was something I always wanted to do since I was a boy my love for the job never goes away. So I'm consistently applying hoping I get called. My hope is that if I were to become an engineer that I would have reasonable work hours and that if I give a heads up way in advance to my superiors for special days I'll get that day off.

 

Unfortunately reasonable work hours will never happen until you're in for 20 years...at least from what our instructor told us.  You're on call right after your shift ends and once they call you, you have to be at that location within 3 hours...sucks not knowing when or where you're gonna be from day to day.

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