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Track worker

Postby NYCLInighttrain » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:17 am

Hey guys just looking for some insight,I'm new here I just recently passed the track worker exam for metro north went for my ability test passed that and just waiting back on my urinalysis, I live on the eastern end of Long Island my question is how long until I can establish seniority and how would I get to be placed in grand central thx you
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Re: Track worker

Postby dunee88 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:01 am

NYCLInighttrain wrote:Hey guys just looking for some insight,I'm new here I just recently passed the track worker exam for metro north went for my ability test passed that and just waiting back on my urinalysis, I live on the eastern end of Long Island my question is how long until I can establish seniority and how would I get to be placed in grand central thx you


First off congrats. There is no way to tell how long it will take to get to GCT. I'm not sure if there are even track guys there so maybe someone else can clear it up. As far as seniority it all depends. If no one with more seniority wants to go to GCT , it's yours. Could be a few months, could be many years. The good news is if you decide to come down to LIRR, your railroad time counts, but you will again be the low man in seniority.
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Re: Track worker

Postby NYCLInighttrain » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:31 am

Hey thank you dunee88, I have been trying forever to get in the LIRR I have taken 3 test with them but failed 😖, how does transferring work in the rail road, would I have to take a test all over again? I am looking forward to start work with the MTA but the travel is a lot, this may sound stupid but is the MTA good about placing ppl close to home? My recruiter told me he has no control on where I could be placed.
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Re: Track worker

Postby dunee88 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:45 am

Yeh there is no way to control that. You could be in Connecticut, Bronx or all the way up in Harmon. Just do what you need to do to be on time. Absolute must. As far as transferring, yes you will need to test and go through the process all over again which many people have done so don't take your eye off LIRR.
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Re: Track worker

Postby NYCLInighttrain » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:44 pm

Hey dunee88 thank you for the information it's a big decision for me and my family, is their a tone of overtime like they say 😀?and I know the senior guys get to pick first, Yes I know they are big on being on time that's what worries me being so far out on the east end and all, I'm always on time30 min early, in my current job now. Croton Harmon or Poughkeepsie wouldn't be good😫 But I know I would be the low man. I know all about that in my current job now
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Re: Track worker

Postby NYCLInighttrain » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:53 pm

NYCLInighttrain wrote:Hey dunee88 thank you for the information it's a big decision for me and my family, is their a tone of overtime like they say 😀?and I know the senior guys get to pick first, Yes I know they are big on being on time that's what worries me being so far out on the east end and all, I'm always on time30 min early, in my current job now. Croton Harmon or Poughkeepsie wouldn't be good😫 But I know I would be the low man. I know all about that in my current job now

And off hand do you have any idea on how long it takes for the urinalysis to come back I have been waiting anxiously for 3weeks and no I don't do any drugs
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Re: Track worker

Postby dunee88 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:25 pm

Whoa 3 weeks seems long. It usually takes a week for almost all drug tests. A polite call or email won't hurt. Good luck
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