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How are C/R's and T/O's assigned trains?

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Like.. when you're hired, are you assigned to a certain train for x months or something? How exactly does it work... once I'm in, I can see myself getting bored with the same route after a while.

 

Thanks =)

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If you can pass the exam then get called and pass School Car then you are Put on the Road Extra List in your Div. You will work a diffrant line and location every day. Your tour and days off can change at any time you they not set in stone. Example they may give you PM's with Wed/Thurs off. Fri you may get a 1PM Extra board job at Parsons (E)(J) Lines. Meaning you and stand by for a job to open. They may call you at 3PM to Pick a 4:30PM (M) job out of Met. which you may clear at 1AM at Met. Then Sat a 1:56pm Report at Stillwell Ave on the (F) Line.

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Sounds pretty good to me. Glad to hear it'll be mixed up. =)

 

When you say "divisions", how many are there? Are there different divisions of C/Rs? Sorry for all the newb questions, I'm trying to learn.

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Ohhhhh gotcha. I knew that!

 

I am pretty excited, all set up for the test in December. I know I'll probably be waiting a while, but I'd like to think I'll score well on the exam. I have confidence.

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i cant wait till i take the exam on Dec 6th...

 

if its like that a different route everyday sounds pretty cool, which im up to do... just maybe a little crazy to jump from the J to the M and so on

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A Division=IRT

-B Division=IND/BMT

 

wow so, how long before you can choose a permanent route =|

 

and I cant wait for my C/Rs too :D

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Also, Pelham Bay Dave... when you say you won't know your days off, etc., do you basically find out at the beginning of the week?

 

I mean, you obviously find out at some point not to come in to work.. also, how exactly do you check to see? Is there a big schedule posted somewhere?

 

Glad I'm learning all this before I go in. =)

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They tell you that when you are called. Don't want to go in to that detail.

 

How long for a steady Route ? C/R 1 to 2 Years T/O 3 TO 4 Years.

As a Extra you get diffrent hour and Routes. The Hours and day off changes are the hardest Part. You may start out working Early Morning then changed to late PM Hours or Midnights.

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Actually I had an A Div question...just a follow up to a conversation I had with a C/R not so long ago.

 

He explained East/West in A Div to me which seems pretty similar to what's done in B Div (South/North/Queens). Meant to ask, the (7) and (S)...are those East or West?

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Actually I had an A Div question...just a follow up to a conversation I had with a C/R not so long ago.

 

He explained East/West in A Div to me which seems pretty similar to what's done in B Div (South/North/Queens). Meant to ask, the (7) and (S)...are those East or West?

 

You mean like the IRTs Westen/Eastern Division, similar to the BMTs?

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The (S) is East it belongs to (4) Line Mgt. The (7)<7> is West. The Fanklin Shuttle is South belong to (Q) Line Mgt. The (H) Rock Pk Shuttle is North belong to the (C) Line.

 

ya the (H) retired in 93 lol now its the (S):)

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You want to pick A-Div, subwayGuy? ATS..... :eek:

 

Hah...nah was just wondering. You don't always get to pick your Div assignment when you go into schoolcar from what I've heard...

 

Who knows, depending on how things go, maybe A Div C/R B Div T/O haha, get me a nice big roomy R62/R142 cab with auto announcements, avoid the flashing signals, then move up front and on to B Div just in time to avoid the FIND issues I'd face as a C/R :):D

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Who knows, depending on how things go, maybe A Div C/R B Div T/O haha, get me a nice big roomy R62/R142 cab with auto announcements, avoid the flashing signals, then move up front and on to B Div just in time to avoid the FIND issues I'd face as a C/R :D:D

 

LOL, heh, but by that time you might have full LCD screen-FINDs or something else to deal with. :)

 

That's not good, I thought you could pick A or B. If I got stuck in the A-Div I'd probably try to transfer to the B if/when opportunity becomes available. I guess it's good if you live in the Bronx or uptown, maybe not from southern Bklyn. Can you get IRT reporting locations in Brooklyn or Manhattan [eventually]?

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The Rock Pk Shuttle is still the (H) on the crew assignment sheets. Sometimes you pick your div and sometime you don't. I started in the IRT but now on the BMT/IND and have worked every line as a C/R and T/O exept for the Franklin and GC Shuttles.

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Also, Pelham Bay Dave... when you say you won't know your days off, etc., do you basically find out at the beginning of the week?

 

I mean, you obviously find out at some point not to come in to work.. also, how exactly do you check to see? Is there a big schedule posted somewhere?

 

Glad I'm learning all this before I go in. =)

 

You will call on Fridays, after a certain time. They tell you what tour you will be doing the next week, and what your days off will be. Nothing is set in stone here, but they do try to give rookies off on Weekends when possible. Why? They want to keep the people they invested their money in. Eventually you will kiss the weekends good-bye for a long time. The culture has changed, is what we were told.

 

As for the routes, I already rode with a T/O on the way to schoolcar one morning (I wanted to see the route, and line). They just finished probation, and picked one line already. The hours just suck though, but it can be done. 50% of the workforce of MTA NYCTA is rookies now.......

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The Rock Pk Shuttle is still the (H) on the crew assignment sheets. Sometimes you pick your div and sometime you don't. I started in the IRT but now on the BMT/IND and have worked every line as a C/R and T/O exept for the Franklin and GC Shuttles.

 

Well it would be nice if the TA would then replace the (H) as (S) or, the oppsite...

 

Have done SIRT even tho its a SubDivision...

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We can't work SIRT.

 

Yeah lots of rookies in the field now. Wow T/O picking while on Probation?? That is not the case in B Div you need at least 2 Years to pick a job then again the A Div is now the crash and burn div because T/O are excaping A to B every pick because of ATS.

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Wow T/O picking while on Probation??

 

 

They had finished probation, and was able to pick a job. They mostly stayed on the 7 line while on the Extra Extra list.......

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You can get lucky when your extra and if you noticed that a job you keep getting has no one on the assignment sheets you can write a G2 to the line supt and request the job.

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Sometimes Supervison can request you to stay on a job which happen to me in both titles. The last time it was because a C/R requested me and treated to book off if I didn't work with her.

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Sometimes Supervison can request you to stay on a job which happen to me in both titles. The last time it was because a C/R requested me and treated to book off if I didn't work with her.

 

Why is that??? :P

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