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  1. Word is there might be some layoffs so if you're still in the process don't expect anything to come up anytime soon
  2. Congrats, now the real work begins. My advice, keep your mouth shut, only worry about your bus, don't worry about time, and probation will come and go and next step is full rate.
  3. In my opinion day 25 is a whole lot easier, but you'll be tested on an actual route with revenue for like 20 minutes, you'll get all the information ahead of day 25.
  4. Very simple, do your homework EVERY day, LISTEN to your instructor, if not sure of anything ASK! I can't stress that enough, no question is a stupid question. You will be at Hillcrest the first week with air brakes test the first week, after that you will be with your instructor and/or partner at various divisions/garage for in class and bus training. You will get a training schedule the first day outlining all training and test days. Good luck.
  5. In anticipation of the Mcnicoll garage slated to open later this year, training will be on hold until all transfers are retrained in their modes.
  6. Yes, if you postpone it you will be taken out of the queue and the possibility of a different division and mode is high, also a reminder you may be waiting longer for a new training date due to not many classes being instructed.
  7. It can be as early as a few weeks to 6 months, it will test your patience but they will give you at least 2 weeks notice.
  8. After passing day 25 road test you have 3 days divisional training then you're placed on spareboard and on your own, no break.
  9. The agreement they signed in October 2018 runs until 2021, honestly the threat of privatization won't affect operators in the immediate future. The union won't allow that to happen.
  10. Yep, my girlfriend at the time broke up with me within 3 months of working for TTC knowing in advance of my schedule, oh well, my pension is still secure.
  11. They will remind you again and again during training, what to expect schedule wise, it is what you sign up for. Every new operator has gone through it and you will get no sympathy. It will be hard in the beginning to get crew exchanges done but not impossible but be ready to miss holidays, birthdays, date nights, etc. Also, if and when you do get through training you will be placed on spareboard and you can't do exchanges when you're on spareboard. Don't want to sound like a downer but that's reality.
  12. As a newbie you will be placed in accordance to work force levels, so say you are placed in Malvern during training and during Master sign ups other operators transfer to Malvern and fills up you will be bumped out and placed elsewhere, remember with seniority new operators are helpless in where you go. Mcnicoll is going to be a retirement home
  13. New McNicoll division planned for 2020, a bunch of routes reorganized and yes what @Bus_Medic said, based on seniority you re bid on what division to work from, with that being said to new operators you may not stay where you are now or after training
  14. I have a friend that does Wheel-Trans and it's pretty much like a taxicab, you get pick ups and drop off times and location, they will train you in handling of various mobility device and ailments.
  15. @NoUse4AName I drive out of Mt.Dennis and the routes are harder than most divisions, eg.more turns, tight residential streets, and true to the passengers, you will deal with lots BS but it's how you deal with it. More people rely on the TTC in the west end. Survive training, probation and then you can put in a transfer. Good luck!
  16. During training it's ok to mount or touch the curb but get it out of your system before the test because one mount and you fail but rubbing the curb you will lose points.
  17. Speed, weather conditions, inexperienced operator, anything is possible.
  18. Why would they train you on all 3?? I wonder sometimes about these newbies.
  19. According to management it's possible but in a case by case scenario and must involve "compassionate grounds".
  20. Here's a link that was extremely helpful in the recruitment process. https://www.jobtestprep.com/ttc-recruitment-process Good luck!
  21. I'm at Mt.Dennis as well, if you can get through our routes you can drive anywhere. My advice with training is take it one day at a time, you will be overwhelmed, do your homework and if you have a bad day (mounting curbs, etc.)don't be discouraged and most importantly listen to your instructor. Good luck.
  22. Sorry bud if you're too lazy to look then any TTC job is not right for you.
  23. My advice is listen to your instructor, if you're not sure of anything ASK!! Don't be a hero, or think you know everything, take your time and you'll be ok. How the hell did she pass training?? Lol
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