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8 hours ago, Funkyboodah said:

I've just recently did my medical and I can tell you they are looking to see if you're fit for duty.  They will be checking your hearing, eyesight, blood pressure, urine test, and fitness test.  The fitness portion will have you push things, lift things, carry a full fare box around the office, climb ladders, etc.  If you take any meds for anything, let them know.  Urine test is looking for obvious drug use.  

urine test also test whether you are diabetic or not.

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Hey!

Just an update to my timeline : 

Applied Oct 19th

Invited to Info Session Nov 30th

Info Session Dec 6th

Invited for Interview Jan 23rd

Interview Feb 27th

 

Not sure how I did in the interview, some of the questions were re-asked to me a few times. Hopefully it all works out! Waiting is the hardest part!

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23 hours ago, R2-DETOUR said:

I haven’t been able to reach all of my references for the past 5 years & I left one of my positions on bad terms over a money dispute so I’d rather not use them as a reference. I have a few questions that I’m hoping someone can answer. Also, even though there’s almost 400 pages on this board I’ve been a little frustrated by how many repeat answers there are & really very few of the answers I was hoping to find are non existent. 

1) How many references do they really ask for? Can I just give them my primary work reference or will they demand even short term part-time references?

2) I can obtain a police check in one day. Can’t I just provide them with a copy of my police check at the interview to speed up the process? What is the process for the vulnerable police check letter that people keep referring to?

3) What are they looking for with the medical testing? What if you have a medical issue that you are taking meds for but is completely under control but would like to keep private. Do you have to disclose it & would certain medical conditions deter them from hiring you?

4) Once hired, do divisions have free parking for employees?

5) Once hired, if you need to take a day off for a funeral or brothers wedding for example, is that possible?

6) I’ve had many jobs in my life & there’s no way that I can remember them all let alone the months that I started & ended each one. How would/did you handle this issue?

I don’t expect anyone one person to answer all these questions but if you have info that may help answer any of the above questions it would be greatly appreciated.

2) You must do the police check that the TTC provides for you. At your conditional offer signing session after you've passed your interview, you'll be provided with a police check form that you have to fill out during the session. You hand it back to the HR staff and about a month later if all goes smoothly, you'll receive a certificate from the TPS in the mail stamped 'CLEAR' indicating that you've passed the background check. You must scan it and send the scanned version of the certificate via email to your placement specialist.

3) Yes divisions have free parking for employees. Some have bigger lots than others.

5) You will have 2 birthday floater days that you can use. You also can book emergency days or sick days depending on the nature of the situation. Those are the only ways you can get time off other than your designated vacation weeks.

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On 08/02/2018 at 5:17 AM, TheAverageGuy said:

Hi Everyone 

 

Here’s my timeline

 

Applied July 27th

Information Session Oct 25th

Interview Jan 19th

Medical Feb 6th

 

after the tests, their medical examiner requested me to do a sleep study, in short, this will be at least another 2 months before its the sleep clinic can report back. Will they keep my application in process? I don’t want TTC to withdraw my conditional offer on the basis of something like it’s taking too long? Im not sure why they want me to do a sleep study, I just got my BZ License about a year ago and had a full medical done, there was no issues there.

Any news or updates on how the sleep clinic request effects your offer of employment/hiring process? 

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16 hours ago, GTA_Driver said:

Any news or updates on how the sleep clinic request effects your offer of employment/hiring process? 

I’m not quite done with this, yet - but basically its not a big deal, as long as its being treated.

the Medisys examiner for TTC suspected I had sleep apnea, they sent me to sleep clinic for testing. They started me on treatment, once I’ve been on the treatment showing good results for 30 days straight, they will (fingers crossed) clear me for work. Another 2 weeks to go.

as far as the recruitment goes, I emailed my recruiter to let him know it would take some time and why, he replied there is no need to share details, I’m guessing till Medisys gives them a pass or fail, they will continue to wait.

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On 2017-05-03 at 1:21 AM, slowtyper said:

Congrats!

 

Does anyone know if the TTC provides any top up for maternity or parental leave?

 

And are there any problems taking the leave while still under probation?

Did you ever find out the answer to this? Were you still eligible for the mat leave top up during the probation period? Do you have to work a certain no. of months after you start before you are eligible?

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Hi everyone. I am going in for documentation next week and would be super excited if it was two years ago when I applied and failed at the interview, but since then(last year) I joined Miway and I am getting top rate($34) this month overthere. I am on the fence because I live at Jane and Lawrence. Mount Dennis is walking distance arrow is biking distance(all side roads) and Wilson is only a 15 minute drive plus I bought a precon condo right across the street. I would go TTC without a doubt if I didn’t have to put my job on the line by going through training and probation because pay and benefits are practically the same(tell me if I am wrong). So it’s about lifestyle and convenience vs absolute job security for the moment. So if I succeed with TTC my life is more convenient but i have to wait two years to make top rate again and worse if I don’t succeed because I lose everything, condo and job. So if anyone can give me an opinion on what they would do or if it’s worth it, the pros and cons of each company and especially how the training is. Do you only fail if you really screw up or if you do a lot of little things wrong? Thanks.

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Yes robocop was very wise lol. But seriously thank you for your input. I asked for a leave of absence but couldn’t get it but they said they wouldn’t hold it against me if I reapplied but I couldn’t go in through the back door. I would have to wait for the job posting to open up again and reapply like everyone else.

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Hey guys just got the email for my conditional offer today! I'll post a timeline for my process, if anyone has questions feel free to PM me.

November 2 2017  - Applied to Operator Job

December 20 2017 - Received email for info session invite

January 9 2018 - Information session

January 26 2018 - Received email for interview invite

March 1 2018 - Interview date

March 5/6 2018 - References contacted

March 9 2018 - Received email for conditional offer

March 16 2018 - Medical booked

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Hello Everyone,

First of all, a Big thank you to the people created this group and Hats off to all those who guide and help others. This is a great forum to get so much of information. My timeline is :

  • Applied – Oct 2017
  • Received Invitation Email – Nov 15 2017
  • Attended Information session – Dec 06, 2018
  • Received Interview email from HR - Jan 22, 2018
  • Attended Interview – Feb 23, 2018
  • Reference Contacted – Feb 27 & Feb 28, 2018
  • Conditional Offer – March 07, 2018
  • Medical – March 09, 2018

I’ve a question and seeking help and guidance from the group. Before applying for the job I made my plans to visit my Mom & Dad  in India. I purchased airline tickets way back in September 2017 for  myself, my wife and kids (my youngest one is 1 year old) and this is the main reason to visit my parents as they haven’t met the youngest one and my parents are too old to travel here and physically, it would be too much of a travel for them as my father had recently gone through a heart surgery.  My tickets are booked for June 06, 2018 and my return is July 01, 2018.

I understand we cannot exactly know when my training day would start but what do you think? Should I talk to the HR and tell them about my trip at this point or wait for them to give my training date and then speak to them? Of course for me, TTC job is priority and I can let my family travel to India alone. But then again, meeting my parents & spending  time with them when the whole family is around is also important for me. Please suggest.

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17 hours ago, Natewer said:

Transit operators vs  Wheel-Trans

pros and cons ?

 

Wheel trans operaters have longer days as they havr 3 or 4 days off per week.

 In winter, they are are expected to shovel snow to clear the path for your customers to get on your bus.  

Even thought wheel trans is equipped with a  gps, you should know the streets in toronto like a xabbie driver.

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Hey Everyone! :)

I passed my entrance test and have an interview coming up on the 21st for an Overhead Lines person Assistant position.

I know a clean abstract is a must for most transit jobs, and the job description mentioned possible training for bucket truck and DZ licencing. I was told to bring an original copy of my drivers licence to my interview, but that was it. No mention of an abstract. Would they order it themselves?

I am asking because my abstract is really less then ideal. Made a few mistakes a few years ago that still haven't quite fallen off the 3 year abstract yet...

I really really want to get my foot in the door at TTC, I know I did great on the entrance test, I just don't want this to be my Achilles heel!

Thanks everyone, any advice or insight is greatly appreciated!

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I still had a couple of points for a speeding ticket I paid in 2002 (caught me where Taunton becomes steeles and drops from 80 to 60)- when I hired on in ‘04. Expect them to request an abstract, but being a maintenance position, it doesn’t have to be absolutely flawless. If there’s nothing criminal - like careless/impaired and say, no more than 3 points, I wouldn’t fret too much.

I’d recommend having that abstract ready to go just in case, warts n’all.

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On 3/14/2018 at 4:36 PM, Bus_Medic said:

I still had a couple of points for a speeding ticket I paid in 2002 (caught me where Taunton becomes steeles and drops from 80 to 60)- when I hired on in ‘04. Expect them to request an abstract, but being a maintenance position, it doesn’t have to be absolutely flawless. If there’s nothing criminal - like careless/impaired and say, no more than 3 points, I wouldn’t fret too much.

I’d recommend having that abstract ready to go just in case, warts n’all.

Hmmm, ok, hopefully this isn't the case, but I did print it off just in case they ask. Looking over it now, there are some old tickets I forgot about, wouldn't qualify for the corporate standard for a good driving record at the moment, at least not for an operator position. Hopefully they never ask for one. Just confirm my licence at the interview and thats it. Seems how they only asked me to bring my licence to the interview, not an abstract! :) 

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2 hours ago, MarkyMark said:

I already have my CZ. Can anyone tell me if they require you to still do the MTO written test for both and also the airbrake practical test?

 I have an upgraded B class with Z.

You won't rewrite the MTO version but you would write the TTC version. 

You aren't exempt but still required to test and pass to the corporate standards.

 

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On 2018-03-09 at 4:13 PM, havox said:

Hey guys just got the email for my conditional offer today! I'll post a timeline for my process, if anyone has questions feel free to PM me.

November 2 2017  - Applied to Operator Job

December 20 2017 - Received email for info session invite

January 9 2018 - Information session

January 26 2018 - Received email for interview invite

March 1 2018 - Interview date

March 5/6 2018 - References contacted

March 9 2018 - Received email for conditional offer

March 16 2018 - Medical booked

Hi havox. Since you have been gone through all these processes recently, call you pls let me know what will they ask and let me know in upcoming info session? Thnx

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