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  1. Golden handcuffs is the right term indeed. Its a tough decision
  2. I appreciate your input, i’ll look into those as well. My first hope would be CT so I don’t miss TTC much since its the closest match but till then I’ll settle for whatever is closest option other than CT. To be quite honest, I’m not sure if its a good idea to leave TTC and I’m well settled in Toronto and was born and raised here and if i should go on a limb, i can stay in Toronto but I have family and it’s a dream of mine to live in the west close to the rockies and outdoors This might be a bit much for my family, wife and kids wouldn’t be too happy, but I appreciate the input
  3. Got it, I’ll look into these, thanks for the help Thats very helpful information, appreciate the input, thanks.
  4. What do you mean by all “other operators” ? isn’t southland a School Bus company?
  5. I figured the transfer would be a long shot. Thanks for the link, i’ve been checking but nothing posted for a while, was hoping if anyone know anything about when CT hires or next anticipated hiring is
  6. Hi All I’m currently an operator with TTC and will be relocating from Toronto to Calgary area in 6-10 months (due to family) and I’m having a hard time leaving the job I love and seniority I’ve finally built up. however I’ve found some assurance in the hopes that I may be able to replace it all at Calgary Transit I’ve repeatedly looked online for job postings with CT but haven’t seen any posters would anyone happen to know how often CT hires, how many on average per year and perhaps when the next anticipated batch of hiring may take place? Or perhaps if ther
  7. Just like everyone else has said in this forum, do exactly what they teach you, ask questions if you’re not sure and they will teach you everything you need to pass.
  8. Enjoy it buddy, streetcar guys have it super chill, most chilled of of the 4 modes except maybe wheeltrans, that and streetcar are a toss up
  9. Uniforms (depending on size and availability) won’t be issued until the end or near the end of training. Most of the uniform (because of sizes) will come few weeks to months after you start working, until then you wear whatever you have received (likely you will receive a few shirts, sweater, hats and scarves in the beginning) and whatever you haven’t received you can supplement with your own, for example winter coat or pants, these take some time for some people so until you receive them you can wear your own. Black slacks are fine, doesn’t need to be formal dress pants, basically
  10. Congrats. Tip: do exactly what the instrctors tell you and you will pass, they don’t want you to fail and always remember saftey is priority over everything else. During your probation, follow ALL the rules and what you were taught in training regardless of what you see other operators doing, many of them have bad habits bit just ignore them and do as you were taught
  11. Depending on your division and what routes they have, but there are plenty of night buses, usually starting between 7-10pm and finishing between 4-6 am, shouldnt be too difficult to get as most people don’t want them, however some people do specifically sign only night buses by choice some due to preference of driving nights some due to their family schedule etc
  12. I had a social life on Thursday and Fridays, helping people pack their camping gear and plan their weekend ventures just before heading off to bef Friday night for next day’s work..... until last week i found out without any prior notice my ‘social life’ was forcibly changed to Wed/Thur
  13. YIPEEE.... we’ll be in 5th selection in no time. Lol. Been lucky, haven’t done a single night bus since I started, had a few late reliefs but that seems to have passed too now
  14. Yes, black (usually dress shoes cause they will go with your professional attite) but you could wear any black polishable shoes/boots
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