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TRod

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I live in Perth, Western Australia.

I work in a commercial contract and engineering support field for the Navy. Very, very good job.

 

I have aptitude testing for a job as a rail car driver, that's  metro passenger trains in a few weeks.

Yay!

Damn excited.

Drive trains for a job, who wouldn't want to do that?

 

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ooh, do you know which depot you'll drive from?

Edit: Bit preemptive, got a bit excited there!

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I've also just been called by Trenitalia for an aptitude test on the 19th of November!

 

YAY!

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Sorry, been off the air for a few months.

Out of 2600 applicants l made it to the final 100ish and am in the pool of candidates for the next 12 months. Didn't get the first intake in Feb, but I'm in the pool and swimming towards the shallow end so to speak. 

Training is 6 months then 3 months probation doubled up with another driver.

Fingers crossed l get a position.

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On 11/13/2019 at 11:39 PM, Socimi said:

I've also just been called by Trenitalia for an aptitude test on the 19th of November!

 

YAY!

Who is that? Which country? How'd it go?

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5 hours ago, TRod said:

 How'd it go?

 

i think it went well... 

fact is, they'll either call me in six months time or not call me at all.

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Yeah same kind of thing for me. The train network here is expanding so they will have at least 2 more intakes this year after February's one which l didn't get into.

Back to the desk job.

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7 hours ago, Socimi said:

 

i think it went well... 

fact is, they'll either call me in six months time or not call me at all.

Same HR system for our driver intakes. Horrible slow wait for you turn.

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On 11/9/2019 at 7:14 PM, RossDensha said:

ooh, do you know which depot you'll drive from?

Edit: Bit preemptive, got a bit excited there!

You wouldn't happen to be a railcar driver by any chance would you?

More to the point, you're not the Ross that l know are you?

Just wondering.

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I'm not the Ross you know. Not that I know of anyway... 😳

Not a railcar driver either.

 

Just someone who posts without thinking 🙄

 

Shame you didn't get in, but as you say, the network's expanding!

 

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That was a LONG year and a bit.

I'm a railcar driver now.

Now to finish the house reno's, boat and of course do something with that mega bundle of N guage Kato trains and track that l bought a few years ago.

I love it.

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cteno4

Boat? that will just suck all the extra time and money out of your pockets!

 

jeff

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katoftw

Train driving and shift work.  No time for hobbies or boats.  Your life is just work and sleep now.

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cteno4

Yes boats need to be separated off, a boat is not a hobby, a boat becomes your life.

 

jeff

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E231-500
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Congrats on the job TRod.

 

I used to drive for Transperth about 12 years ago. Been through a few train driving jobs since but currently working at Train control for Rio Tinto.

 

I really miss driving trains but with Rio going driverless it was a good opportunity to try train control.

 

And don't let anyone tell you that shift work = no hobbies. I've managed it successfully for the last 18 odd years!!

 

Have fun out there, and maybe one day ill come back and join you!

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