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10 hours ago, Transitman83 said:

So I got my call for Documentation today around 9:15 for February 8th. How long does it take for them to send out the email? Still nothing in my inbox or junk folder. Thanks in advance

Congrats! I'm still waiting for a call when was your medical date? 

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Have the questions that test your personality when applying on-line been discussed? I went through the application and haven't heard anything. Okay, I understand that, but it would be nice to know "whoops, you answered the wrong way". Some of the questions seemed odd to me, like "what do your friends think about workers in customer service jobs"? Maybe that makes me a poor psychological choice for TTC operator? :rolleyes:

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Ok so i decided i should write this for all those who are reading this thread and might come across this.

NEVER GIVE UP!

I just got my training call yesterday for Feb 13, Streetcar operator but my journey here started back almost 2 years ago. 

I first applied back in 2015 and never got a reply. I waited diligently for 1 year and applied again in August 2016.

My timeline

August 24, 2016- Applied online

September 28, 2016- Information Session

November 23, 2016- Interview

December 6, 2016- Conditional Offer

December 14, 2016- Medical

January 24, 2017- Documentation

January 27, 2017- Call for Training, Streetcar, February 13, 2017

What did i do differently?

1. Work on your resume!! The first time around it was so poorly organised and lacked showing the skills i had that the ttc was looking for but i never highlighted it. I went to a resume workshop held by the government and got advice on it and improved it. 

2. Keep your nose clean. By this i mean your driving record. That 1 min phone call while driving is not worth getting blacklisted by TTC. 

3. Pay attention. Most of the process with the TTC is following instructions. The steps are not hard or challenging, they just want to see if you can follow instructions. 

4. Be presentable. I showed up to my information session with clean white shirt and dress pants. This is a public facing job and they want to see that you represent the TTC as a well organised and presentable individual. 

5. Be patient! Don't hassle HR with phone calls or questions. I never once called them or emailed them. No news is good news! If you need to ask questions do it here.

 

Finally i would like to thank everybody on this forum, who has helped me with my questions and provided with advice and share their stories of their own journey. 

I will definitely keep posting and answering questions and help those who are still trying.

 

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My Updated Timeline:

Applied Online: September 21, 2016.

Info Session: October 26, 2016.

Interview: December 14, 2016.

Conditional Offer: January 4, 2017.

Medical: January 9, 2017.

TPS Clearance: January 18, 2017.

Patiently awaiting Documentation

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT ;)

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Hey everyone I've been more of a lurker on this board than a poster (p.s. it's been pretty informative), so I decided to post my timeline so far:

Applied Online: June 9, 2016
Information Session Invitation: July 14, 2016
Attended Session: July 27, 2016
Email Invitation For Interview: August 23, 2016
Attended Interview: September 22, 2016
Email Of Conditional Offer: October 18, 2016
Medical Appointment: October 24, 2016
Received Police Clearance: October 31, 2016
Call For Documentation: December 7, 2016
Attended Documentation: December 16, 2016
Call For Training: TBD

Hoping to hear something in February!

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14 hours ago, Ed T. said:

Have the questions that test your personality when applying on-line been discussed? I went through the application and haven't heard anything. Okay, I understand that, but it would be nice to know "whoops, you answered the wrong way". Some of the questions seemed odd to me, like "what do your friends think about workers in customer service jobs"? Maybe that makes me a poor psychological choice for TTC operator? :rolleyes:

Now that you mention it, I haven't seen any discussion about those questions before.  I also was extremely puzzled by some of those questions.

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7 hours ago, Quan said:

Hey everyone I've been more of a lurker on this board than a poster (p.s. it's been pretty informative), so I decided to post my timeline so far:

Applied Online: June 9, 2016

Information Session Invitation: July 14, 2016

Attended Session: July 27, 2016

Email Invitation For Interview: August 23, 2016

Attended Interview: September 22, 2016

Email Of Conditional Offer: October 18, 2016

Medical Appointment: October 24, 2016

Received Police Clearance: October 31, 2016

Call For Documentation: December 7, 2016

Attended Documentation: December 16, 2016

Call For Training: TBD

Hoping to hear something in February!

You were in the same information session as me and we both had medical on the same day, your documentation was faster than mine tho, but we are both still patiently waiting on that training call :)

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On 2017-01-22 at 2:37 PM, TTC_Man said:

Congratulations!! and good luck Peregrine154. When was your interview and I would really appreciate if you could share some insight about it. Mine is coming up next week. Any help would be appreciated.

Hey Ttoperator!!

Did you hear back from them since your interview. It seems as though you would be selected. Do let us know what came of it. Good Luck!!

I received an email tonight saying I was successful at my interview and my offer is on its way! I'm just looking to get my medical done asap. 

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Just had a couple questions regarding the subway/TTC. First What are you tested on is it just air brakes and how to drive the train? Second what are the hours like when you finish your training are you starting at 40 or are you choosing basically the shifts that no one picks up? If that is the case does it take a while for your shifts to increase? 

Thanks in advance !! 

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1 hour ago, Mark97 said:

Just had a couple questions regarding the subway/TTC. First What are you tested on is it just air brakes and how to drive the train? Second what are the hours like when you finish your training are you starting at 40 or are you choosing basically the shifts that no one picks up? If that is the case does it take a while for your shifts to increase? 

Thanks in advance !! 

I could be wrong but from what i've read whether you get physical 40 hours or not, you will still be paid for a minimum of 40 as per collective agreement. You aren't hired part time. As for getting overtime that could be a bit tricky with the subway vs bus i would assume. Perhaps someone from subway could shine some more light. Good luck in your training, let us know how it goes!

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1 minute ago, a1brt said:

I could be wrong but from what i've read whether you get physical 40 hours or not, you will still be paid for a minimum of 40 as per collective agreement. You aren't hired part time. As for getting overtime that could be a bit tricky with the subway vs bus i would assume. Perhaps someone from subway could shine some more light. Good luck in your training, let us know how it goes!

Thank you appreciate the response I never knew that was a possibility you still get paid for 40 hours!! And I will definitely keep you guys posted about training hope your wait is no longer than this week good luck ! 

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Hey everyone, question for people in training or that have passed training:
Is training normally Monday to Friday with set hours (i.e. 7am-5pm), or does the schedule change daily/weekly. Information from all three modes would be appreciated! Thanks

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2 hours ago, Quan said:

Hey everyone, question for people in training or that have passed training:

Is training normally Monday to Friday with set hours (i.e. 7am-5pm), or does the schedule change daily/weekly. Information from all three modes would be appreciated! Thanks

Training takes place between 7-3. Not sure they are still doing the one night driving training class anymore. I believe  it's the instructors discretion.

5 hours ago, a1brt said:

I could be wrong but from what i've read whether you get physical 40 hours or not, you will still be paid for a minimum of 40 as per collective agreement. You aren't hired part time. As for getting overtime that could be a bit tricky with the subway vs bus i would assume. Perhaps someone from subway could shine some more light. Good luck in your training, let us know how it goes!

Usually you make more than 40 hrs unless you have a special or get sent home on report everyday. As a new op your hours and pay will fluctuate daily.

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