Chromecbr wrote:I was officially hired last week at csx buffalo as freight conductor and I'm anxious to go to Atlanta for schooling ! Does anybody know how long it will take to get a start date at REDI center ?? I really just can't wait to put in my 2 weeks notice at my current workplace .. Thanks !
Here is a timeline, I am also from Albany Division and attending REDI next month.
Applied : Nov 2011
Interviewed : Mar 19, 2012
Offered Position : April 5th - Pending Physical, Strength Test, and Background Check
Physical, Strength Test : April 30th ish.
Clear to Hire : May 24th
Second Physical (only good for 90 days and my start date was to be in Sept) : June 29th
Ready to Hire : July 5th, 2012
REDI : Sep 3rd, 2012
So, patience is a virtue. Advice, don't tell your current employer too soon! They may not like the idea you are getting a way better job with the railroad and treat you accordingly. I gave my two weeks notice a little early, on Aug 1st, giving them a month since my schedule comes out in one month increments. Good Luck!!