Old 03-01-2006, 02:31 AM   #1
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I GOT THE JOB!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!! i dont start my class till july so i'll still get my vacation from my current job and i can cash it in when i quit.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:00 AM   #2
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I GOT THE JOB!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!! i dont start my class till july so i'll still get my vacation from my current job and i can cash it in when i quit.
Congratulations. Have fun and stay safe.
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Thats great news, i hope to be doing the same thing in a few years. Just get your rest while you can.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:13 AM   #5
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I GOT THE JOB!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!! i dont start my class till july so i'll still get my vacation from my current job and i can cash it in when i quit.
CONGRATS!!! I bet you're really happy! Have fun!
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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If they're taking you to Overland Park (Kansas City) you'll have a comprehensive block of classroom study (including some "full size" equipment) followed by some road trips and further classroom. You'll have more rule books, timetables, etc than you know what to do with.

Don't lose the initial enthusiasm as you go forward. Most railroaders like to grump a bit but underneath are dedicated and just want to do a good job and go home. You'll encounter all sorts of people out there from dedicated employees to goof offs. This includes the rank and file and managers. With your understanding of the industry you'll realize the importance of focusing on the job (not overlooking a track warrant, for example) and watching out for others' well-being and for their mistakes that could affect you.

You are joining at time of major employement turnover and wlll climb in seniority rapidly. This can be a lifetime career where you can either move up or move somewhere else more enjoyable. And, unlike many jobs, it won't be sent offshore!
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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Congrats on the new job! You're lucky in that I was given exactly two weeks' notice before I had to be in Los Angeles for training, two weeks to try and salvage my school semester (I ultimately failed) and quit my old job. Five months is kinda a long and anxious wait though ( I had wanted time to take a break, before I was actually offered the job I was planning on taking a personal week, just to sit at home and veg, but they took too long to get back to me).

Five months!! It'll fly like *snaps*

Take it easy, and congrats again!
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CONGRATS!!!!! I hope you enjoy yourself! hopefully I will be joining you in the railroad engineer force in a few years
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I've got one career to finish with first before I make my entry in to the world of railroad employment.
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CONGRATULATIONS Jaypee from Walla Walla, WA!!!!
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:42 AM   #11
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thanks to all. my plan is to start working my up to hogger as soon as i can. i think the fact that i can run a locomotive already can do me some good.
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I just have to get out of high school first. But for now, I have models.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #13
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yah this is one instance where you CAN get a great paying job with out a college education
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You can work your way up, but having a college education would really help accelerate you into higher positions (If that's where you want to go). However, it's HARD to maintain a college schedule while working with a railroad, I'm finding out right now and I'm only station services, not even on board. Once I have my year in I plan to look in to OBS, and the requirements involving school. Hopefully I can fit an Assistant Conductor shift in.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:27 AM   #15
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Congrats, Jaypee! Glad to hear you got the job. Take care and have fun!
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