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  1. On 3/21/2019 at 5:21 AM, NoobieRider said:

    Hi all. I'm looking for a bit of advice. 

    I'm currently 26 years old. I applied to the ttc for transit operator last December. I ended up getting a job in January as a sales rep delivering and selling food products. My job currently pays 40-50k depending on routes and seniority. 

     

    Its a pretty good job, not physically brutal and I only work 4 set days. Anyways, I just got invited to an information session for TTC. I've always wanted to work with them but there's a couple of worries. I'd be making more with better benefits at TTC, however I'd have to quit my current job to go to training if I get hired. There's a potential for failing training as I heard up to 40 percent of trainees drop out. I absolutely do not want to end up quitting my current job and having this happen. This job is a good job, but TTC is better however I'd essentially be taking a gamble. 

     

    I know this is very, very early in the process and I haven't even attended the information session but I have to keep these things in mind. How is the training and overall culture at TTC? I currently drive one of those Purolator types of trucks for work with only a class G. It's quite long, around 25 ft

    If youre personable a good driver and have half a brain. You'll pass. The information session is the verrrry start of the process... Still lots of hoops you gotta jump through. I don't think you're close to the worrying stage.. 

  2. 7 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

    no it is not.  Don't listen to rumors.  

     

    when you drive around the curve at  a high speed.  It is possible.  Some drivers like to turn off the traction control to help them to navagate the roads covered with snow 

    I've spoke her a few times, I know she's been involved in at least 2 accidenrs. First one not being her fault. I didn't see her name on sign up, so I'm assuming she's no longer with us

  3. 4 minutes ago, Someguy3071 said:

     

    ttc-bus.jpg

    What's the story behind this? Did he fall asleep? Maybe s/he Really had to use the washroom?

    8 hours ago, Someguy3071 said:

    I heard that operator that smashed a Nova into the fense at Lawrence East Rt station was one of the fast tracked hires. 

    Whoa what? Which fense? How is that even possible? 

    9 minutes ago, Yo_Yo said:

    Speed, weather conditions, inexperienced operator, anything is possible. 

    Did this happen recently? 

  4. On 1/26/2019 at 2:59 PM, Someguy3071 said:

    $19.97

    That's a pretty big pay cut to take to start a Durham and make less money in the long term too. 

    I live east of Durham. Gas, wear and tear, and my time driving to work everyday is more valuable than the amount of money I'm loosing.

    Not to mention Toronto is expensive place to live. Best of luck buying a house in Toronto on ttc salary. Housing market is insane. 

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  5. 10 hours ago, Someguy3071 said:

    If you're doing morning work on spareboard you'll likely have a split. No way to avoid that. Vacation board you can choose what you pick and if it something with a split it's only for one week. No big deal. And specials pay crap unless you're doing overtime. I'd rather have a high paying crew. 

    I'm the exact opposite. I prefer not to work more than 40 hours; I start to wig out if my seat time is over 8 hours. but that's what great about this job. Lots of options to suit different people. 

  6. 2 hours ago, Someguy3071 said:

    I personally think best bet it to go on vacation board. You'll know what you're doing every week but you could be working early mornings one week and late relief or night bus the next. 

    Vacation can be good aswell, but I just dislike the splits. So far Ive never received a splits on spareboard. Matter of fact on spare board at times I Recieved special work, which has me doing 1-5 hours of work then I go home. Can't complain at all on those days. 

  7. There's also alot of talk that new guys get night shifts. At Eglinton, this is not true. You're most likely will get split shifts, take whatever is remaining from vacation board, or be placed on spareboard.

    Best bet is to Always go spareboard! Until you get your senority up.

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  8. 19 hours ago, Romero said:

    Thanks, I was just wondering. I dont know how the system works. I overheard something like that haha. I assume streetcar is a little bit easier

     

    From what I remember from my job shadowing. The guys on streetcar said its more hectic, people cutting you off and j walkers. You can't try to turn and avoid it. You just brake. But I do get more sunlight than subway dudes

    Thanks. I'm down for whatever to be honest. See how it goes

    It's easier to drive/operate. But Defiantly not easier job. More traffic, rude people, no AC, dealing with intoxicated people on weekends. But hey, you will have the best view! 

    On 1/21/2019 at 3:07 PM, Razeeb14 said:

    Bus. Eglinton 

    Put your mind at ease if you're going to Eglinton.. At least 40 new guys there (including myself, 7months) and counting. Most the senior guys are nice and willing to help. many of  Our routes have alot of construction (due to the new rt) going on, but our streets are wide. My only complaint is I wish Eglinton garage was alittle closer to the 401 lol

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  9. On 1/25/2019 at 10:34 AM, Someguy3071 said:

    Unless completely necessary I would stay with TTC. Much better pay in Toronto. 

    Only 3$ difference which is not alot of you ask me. . Although ttc has a 2% increase for the next 3 years.. Bring us up to 36$ by 2020

    On 1/25/2019 at 10:25 AM, NovaBus76 said:

    LOL I forgot how low the training wage was 

    Ttc training is 19, if you pass it jumps to 26 and youre on probation for 10 months. From there when you complete your first year, pay goes up to 28$ then after completing  your second year you will be will make 34+

     

    Ttc is also predicting to hire another 1000 operators in 2019. With that bring said plz.. Leave drt and apply to ttc so drt can start hiring again! Aha

  10. Hey guys.. Looking for some information in regards to DRT but this is the only forum I see online for DRT so I'm hoping someone can assist from here

    I'm currently working with ttc but I'm considering applying at DRT. 

    Do new hires start part time with drt? 

    What's the max pay as an operator? 

    Will drt be hiring in 2019?

    Are the pension and benefits competitive with ttc? 

     

    Any input would be greatly appreciated! 

  11. On 6/19/2018 at 8:08 PM, Anonymouse said:

    Hey folks.

    Interviewed on May 31, admittedly feel like I bombed it. Asked my references if they had heard anything and noone has received a call.

    Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since the interview. Am I right in assuming I didn't make the cut?

    Will they let me know either way?

    In the interview they told you 4 to 6 weeks when your interview is over. They will contact if you pass or fail. Id give it more time. Ttc is bombarded with new hires (including my self). 

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  12. On 6/12/2018 at 10:53 AM, MTTCK said:

    Which division are they placing you?

    Hey I noticed you said on an earlier post that you were starting june 12, now you said that its the 15th. Why did they change it on you? 

    Eglington

    2 hours ago, Busguy87 said:

    Which routes at Mount Dennis are the most challenging? I have been assigned to this division for training.

    Where is eglington devision fit on this list? 

  13. I appreciate all the help for this forum.. Just have a couple more question. 

    First question is easy.... What are clerks to the transit operator. 

    Second... I know every operator has to stay in their position(as an operator) for at least two years. After those two years, If I applied and got the job as a special constable for example .... Does my seniority start over with the new job title or will it transfer of no matter where you work in the ttc?

  14. 4 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

    maybe you rubbed the clerks the wrong way.  I always show up on time and don't book in sick the last minute.  Sometimes the make mistakes, I let it slide.   I never have no problems with the clerks.  If you think the current clerks at Eglinton are bad, I had worse.  

    To any new TTC operators out there, the clerks are your best friends.  Having said that always show courtesy and respect to the clerks.  You don't want to burn the bridge as you never know when you will need to ask a favour from them.  

    I don't drive a lot of 144.  It is a hit and a miss.  From my experience you may have some layover time when you deadhead down to downtown.  I guarantee you will be late during the TIFF.  

    At the beginning you won't get split shifts as you will either work late relief if you are lucky or night bus.  After I graduated, I already had 5 people behind me.  So I never did any night bus crew.  3:30 A.M. was the latest I finished.  Having said that seniority matters.  I don't know if this is still true or not.  Seniority is based on how soon you get the medical done.  I know a guy passed 2 spots in terms of senority when she beat 2 other people to complete the medical.

     

    What is late relief? 

  15. 3 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

    nah mount dennis has the worst.  What do you want to know about Eglinton divison?  I work there.

    Do you have an idea what kind of shift I'll be doing as the new guy? Is it guaranteed split shifts or may I have the option to work nights instead? 

  16. 13 minutes ago, hookahbar said:

    Hello, I've a question regarding the training date. Can we request the training date to me moved to another date (like 2-3 weeks later from the training date).

    I looked through the pages to find a similar request any of the fellow members of this group made to the TTC hiring team but couldn't find anything. I've my documentation next week (May 25, 2018) and I believe, going by the timelines of others, there is a 2 weeks gap between documentation and training date.  Due to some personal reasons, I'm leaving out of the country and will be back in July first week. I'm hoping the HR team gives me an extension of 3 weeks to join training. Any input is appreciated

    Shouldn't be an issue, 

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