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16 hours ago, leylandvictory2 said:

a lot of the operators are retiring.

.....among other (ahem) reasons...Toronto life magazine laid it all out.

 

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9 hours ago, Karamveer said:

applied : April 28

Information session : may 24

conditional offer : may 24

Medical : June 12

I went for an information session on may 24,2018, I have my conditional offer and the date for medical, I am confused about the reference checks, the form which they have given to fill up does not have any space for who to be contacted for reference, does this mean that the only thing left is medical and police check?

No reference check even though it states it in conditional offer. You fast track people have no idea how easy you have it getting the job so effortlessly. I did information session. Waited six weeks to find out I passed and had an interview. Made two trips into Toronto to complete rides for job shadowing. Spent a couple hours writing out reports. Waited a month for interview. Made another trip to Toronto for interview which was 1 hour. Waited ten days for third party to contact references. Then finally got conditional offer. P.s I'm jealous lol

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16 minutes ago, Zerocool said:

No reference check even though it states it in conditional offer. You fast track people have no idea how easy you have it getting the job so effortlessly. I did information session. Waited six weeks to find out I passed and had an interview. Made two trips into Toronto to complete rides for job shadowing. Spent a couple hours writing out reports. Waited a month for interview. Made another trip to Toronto for interview which was 1 hour. Waited ten days for third party to contact references. Then finally got conditional offer. P.s I'm jealous lol

Hahaha, trust me it seems so easy that i thought it is not possible.

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23 hours ago, Zerocool said:

This is absolutely correct. Retirements were taken into consideration but the O.T thing is what's causing the hiring rush/fast track

Whole point of the no OT was for them to fill maintenance positions not hire more ops. So now hiring ops like crazy and still not filling those maintenance positions.......ūüėē

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20 hours ago, andyman said:

Whole point of the no OT was for them to fill maintenance positions not hire more ops. So now hiring ops like crazy and still not filling those maintenance positions.......ūüėē

There are virtually no 310Ts out there to hire anyway. They’ve been reduced to hiring 310S car guys as apprentices, and upgrade them internally over time. This has been the case for some years now.

Any they do find tend to quit within the first year, when the reality of a foreseeable future of nothing but night and afternoon shifts with mid week off days sets in.

It really puts the commission at an obvious disadvantage compared to the private sector. Wage is starting to fall behind comparable trucking outfits and dealers too.

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11 hours ago, Karamveer said:

Hahaha, trust me it seems so easy that i thought it is not possible.

how long does it take after medical and background check for them to get back to you?

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4 hours ago, Cyrus said:

how long does it take after medical and background check for them to get back to you?

Depending on the results of your medical, and/or police check...remember they are two seperate entities and both take time to process.  TTC must receive both results before proceeding to documentation, so hypothetically it can be as soon as couple of weeks to months.

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My Application History:

Applied April 18, 2018

I had my Information Session, Written Test and Interview on : May 24, 2018

I Got my Conditional offer : May 24, 2018

Now Getting My Medical on: June 12, 2018

I will tell you all the update after that¬†ūüôā

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9 hours ago, Cyrus said:

how long does it take after medical and background check for them to get back to you?

I was wondering the same thing. I completed my medical on May 7th. Police check came in the same week. Now just waiting for documentation. The medicals said it can take 4-6 weeks for them to send the results to ttc. 

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1 hour ago, Ajf said:

I was wondering the same thing. I completed my medical on May 7th. Police check came in the same week. Now just waiting for documentation. The medicals said it can take 4-6 weeks for them to send the results to ttc. 

Keep in mind, TTC has no control in regards to medical results.  Medysis will send your results over when everything is cleared (ie:drug test), and only then TTC can schedule documentation.  If for some reason they need more tests, then TTC will put your application on hold.

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12 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

There are virtually no 310Ts out there to hire anyway. They’ve been reduced to hiring 310S car guys as apprentices, and upgrade them internally over time. This has been the case for some years now.

Any they do find tend to quit within the first year, when the reality of a foreseeable future of nothing but night and afternoon shifts with mid week off days sets in.

It really puts the commission at an obvious disadvantage compared to the private sector. Wage is starting to fall behind comparable trucking outfits and dealers too.

Like me I was MVM so have both. I'll stick with my 2pm finish instead of nights and crappy off days. I unfortunately made the mistake of doing the dealer route....no pension and terrible benefits. Stupid me stayed 15+ years till I smartened up. 

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Good to have those licences as a plan B anyway.

Thankfully, while my apprenticeship was in private fleets outside¬†(glad it was, in hindsight)¬†I hired on with the commission 3 months after getting my ticket. Got most of the brutal shifts out of the way when I was single and in my 20s.¬†14 years in, and I‚Äôm finally looking at a ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ work week, and on track to be free and clear with a full pension at 53...if I can stomach¬†it that long.¬†

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8 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

Good to have those licences as a plan B anyway.

Thankfully, while my apprenticeship was in private fleets outside¬†(glad it was, in hindsight)¬†I hired on with the commission 3 months after getting my ticket. Got most of the brutal shifts out of the way when I was single and in my 20s.¬†14 years in, and I‚Äôm finally looking at a ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ work week, and on track to be free and clear with a full pension at 53...if I can stomach¬†it that long.¬†

Hah, the way my system is rigged, I'm out in my sixties. Hopefully the arthritis isn't too severe to turn the steering wheel by then.

As I always write in this thread, good luck to the prospective hirees and I will also throw this in for good measure, don't F up! This is a good gig,

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19 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

Good to have those licences as a plan B anyway.

Thankfully, while my apprenticeship was in private fleets outside¬†(glad it was, in hindsight)¬†I hired on with the commission 3 months after getting my ticket. Got most of the brutal shifts out of the way when I was single and in my 20s.¬†14 years in, and I‚Äôm finally looking at a ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ work week, and on track to be free and clear with a full pension at 53...if I can stomach¬†it that long.¬†

Nice. I decided to get out because my feet were killing me everyday.....then again I see guys in the garage now who can barely walk. I saw a guy the other day using his tool cart as a walker.. .didn't want to end up like that. ‚ėļ

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On 5/26/2018 at 9:10 PM, Funkyboodah said:

Keep in mind, TTC has no control in regards to medical results.  Medysis will send your results over when everything is cleared (ie:drug test), and only then TTC can schedule documentation.  If for some reason they need more tests, then TTC will put your application on hold.

I thought the medical results were ins very quickly, as the conditional offer said drug test results would be available in 2-4 days, and the rest of the results are recorded the day of your medical

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52 minutes ago, Busguy87 said:

I thought the medical results were ins very quickly, as the conditional offer said drug test results would be available in 2-4 days, and the rest of the results are recorded the day of your medical

Through the assessments at Medysis, they will determine that day from the Dr. onsite what or not you need to see a specialist regarding other health concerns they detect. If no concerns, your file gets a green light, pending the outcome of the drug test. Once the drug test comes back to Medysis and has red flags, TTC will get sent your medical file to schedule documentation. 

 

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Hello Everyone,

I applied for ttc operator on May 24th 2018 online. Currently waiting for next step.

do you guys know approx when will i hear from them ? 

Thank you 

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11 hours ago, Sam.Mak said:

Hello Everyone,

I applied for ttc operator on May 24th 2018 online. Currently waiting for next step.

do you guys know approx when will i hear from them ? 

Thank you 

Reading back through several pages of the thread can help answer this and many of your other questions. Typically a couple of weeks/months.

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2 hours ago, BusFreak93 said:

Reading back through several pages of the thread can help answer this and many of your other questions. Typically a couple of weeks/months.

Thank you very much for your reply . I just wanted to know if process changed recently ‚ėļ

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4 hours ago, Sam.Mak said:

Thank you very much for your reply . I just wanted to know if process changed recently ‚ėļ

Yeah the process has changed. Interviews on the spot at the info session and conditional offers too. Also you don't have to do the job shadow assignment either. 

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Hi everyone.

I am new here. Curious of my process too, so searching internet about the future of being transit operator with TTC.

My application - I applied somewhere in Feb 2017. Got an Information session invitation on April 24. Missed that because of some reason. Emailed HR for re-invitation.

Got second chance on May 23,2018 and I can say lucky chance because of same day face to face interview & got through it. Did my medicals on 28th May. now waiting for Police Clearance Certificate.

I know it's a silly question, Is it easy to drive for 8-10 hours everyday with different kind of moody customers?

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11 hours ago, The Patient said:

Hi everyone.

I am new here. Curious of my process too, so searching internet about the future of being transit operator with TTC.

My application - I applied somewhere in Feb 2017. Got an Information session invitation on April 24. Missed that because of some reason. Emailed HR for re-invitation.

Got second chance on May 23,2018 and I can say lucky chance because of same day face to face interview & got through it. Did my medicals on 28th May. now waiting for Police Clearance Certificate.

I know it's a silly question, Is it easy to drive for 8-10 hours everyday with different kind of moody customers?

You'll have to deal with many challenges both inside and outside the bus. 

Cars may cut you off, some passengers may not be in the cheeriest of moods but the main thing to remember is not everyone is a rotten apple. 

Patience is key, not taking customer frustrations personally is also key. The positive attitude you are able to emit can easily turn any situation around. After all, the main reason we are all getting hired is not for driving, it's for customer service .

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19 minutes ago, Busguy87 said:

Anybody have any experience as to how long after your medical assesment are you usually called if something is wrong?

They will let you know day of before you leave if  you are ok or need more testing.  I had high blood pressure, so Medysis wanted another assessment from my family doctor.  I made an appointment next day and was prescribed some pills to lower it and was reassessed the next week, sent the results to Medysis and about a month later got the call for documentation, again depending on what's wrong, it could take a few weeks to months.

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