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I'll see if I can find out anything for you. I can't guarantee anything though. But also keep an eye on your online job profile.


Welcome to the team brother! We'll probably see each other in Wilmington here and there. I'm there until the 17th of June for AC class.

Do you know if you got hired for Zone 1 towards New Haven and Boston, or Zone 2 towards Philly and DC? You'll honestly get info a few days before your class. If you have any quesitons feel free to drop me a PM.
Zone 2. I just got the email yesterday saying that everything was good to go for starting on the 6th and to be on the lookout for an email for final information for the 1st day.
 
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Chicago
End of April I accepted a job offer with amtrak
Last week had my hair follicle test done, completed my new hire paperwork and background check.
My background check is finished( it shows on the website)

I have yet to get info on doing a physical and urine test.

Should I be worried?
I also interviewed with amtrak how long did you hear back from them after interview ? Just curious it's been two weeks since mine and I wonder if they went with a different candidate since I haven't heard back yet.
 
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I also interviewed with amtrak how long did you hear back from them after interview ? Just curious it's been two weeks since mine and I wonder if they went with a different candidate since I haven't heard back yet.
Unless you were applying for a special position, they usually hire quantities of people and the wheels move very slowly. If you don't hear after a month, then maybe...
 
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Zone 2. I just got the email yesterday saying that everything was good to go for starting on the 6th and to be on the lookout for an email for final information for the 1st day.
Hello again I pray all is well. Just a quick question it's been three weeks since my interview should I be concerned . I know it's a slow process with many companies as far as hiring. I am not sure with amtrak the time frame is . My app staus is still currently under review obs train attendant. Thanks again for all info this far have a nice day :)
 
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Every time I have applied for a job at Amtrak, I soon received a brief email telling me I wasn't selected for an interview. Now I hear that Amtrak is cutting frequencies on the NEC and elsewhere due to staff shortages. What gives? Why not just hire more people in the first place?

Related: In 2017, I took the exam to become a motorman for the NYC Subway. I scored a 95% (passing grade is 70%) but was disqualified on a minor technicality (not having been with my then employer for one year at the time I registered for the exam). Now they are crying about staff shortages and trying to bring retired people back. This is what mindless bureaucracy gets you.
 
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I served on an oversight board for a transit system in a mid-size city (overseeing rail and bus operations).

It gave me one more thing on a resume that has opened some career doors in related fields.

I also met some people who have been useful in my career.

It wasn’t hugely beneficial but it can be somewhat beneficial. If I wanted to work in the transit or real estate development space, it could have been quite useful. And it gave more transit experience than the Amtrak board members have.
I applied and interviewed with amtrak over a month ago today. Any insight on the hiring process app still says under review just wondering if they went with another candidate.
 

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I applied and interviewed with amtrak over a month ago today. Any insight on the hiring process app still says under review just wondering if they went with another candidate.
Their HR department is severely understaffed… don’t give up and follow up with the people that interviewed you.
 
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