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Mardies Parchman

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Please enlighten me on your hiring experiance with ANY railroad then.. And how at the drop of the dime they magically offered you a job in less then 3 weeks and had you in a new hire class.

I'm personally well aware of the LSA that lives in Montana. How is it any diffrenet then me? I lived in Philadelphia when I hired for Seattle. Their is also an LSA that lives in Montgomery, AL who works the builder.
I was offered a position with amtrak LSA recently took medical and am nervous I have hearing loss in my left ear but perfect hearing in my right would they remind offer for this. I have passed background and deugscreen and the hearing loss has never hindered me in any position I worked. My last position being in a ln airport guest servuce agent with airlines. I have worked hard in the customer service industry and live what I do. Praying the offer works out.
 

Mardies Parchman

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You can't apply for just sleeper attendant. You will be applying for Train Attendant, which means you will be working both Coach and Sleeping Cars ( as well as working as waiter in Dining Car in some Crew Bases) until you have enough time to hold a regular Sleeper position. You will be away from home anywhere from 3 to 6 days, including most weekends and Holidays. The Sleeper attendant is responsible for setting up the car (making sure the rooms have towels, soap, etc. as well as checking to make sure beds are made) You assist passengers with boarding and detraining, including assisting passengers with their luggage. You serve passengers meals in their rooms if requested, you scrub toilets, You set up beds for sleep in evening, and change sheets and remake beds for passengers in morning. This gives you a rough idea. You need to be organized and like working with the public, including under stressful conditions ie train is 8 hours late, A/c quit working, closest working toilet is 3 cars away, etc.

This gives you a rough outline....
Any Input on the life of a new LSA..I am based in chicago new hire second week of in class training...
 
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hi everyone. I'm going to just use this thread instead of starting a new one. I'm starting as a OBS employee in Miami in just under a month from now. I'll be moving to Miami for this position. My question is can you guys give me any advice on things that will be beneficial during my training in Delaware as well as starting my journey on the extra board.

thank you guys in advance. I appreciate it
 

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hi everyone. I'm going to just use this thread instead of starting a new one. I'm starting as a OBS employee in Miami in just under a month from now. I'll be moving to Miami for this position. My question is can you guys give me any advice on things that will be beneficial during my training in Delaware as well as starting my journey on the extra board.

thank you guys in advance. I appreciate it
First, welcome to Amtrak Unlimited. Second, it should be noted that AU is a forum for rail enthusiasts although there are a handfull of Amtrak employees that may be able to answer your questions. A large percentage of AU members are not Amtrak employes and may not be able to answer your questions.
 
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Any Input on the life of a new LSA..I am based in chicago new hire second week of in class training...
I am so glad you finally got hired. You will find a lot of things on the road on your training trips where what you learned in class are quite different than the reality on the train. You will train with some great people and some mediocre people. Just learn and adapt all the things from the good people. and learn how not to conduct yourselves based on what you observe the mediocre people doing. You will notice the difference...Good Luck.
 
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hi everyone. I'm going to just use this thread instead of starting a new one. I'm starting as a OBS employee in Miami in just under a month from now. I'll be moving to Miami for this position. My question is can you guys give me any advice on things that will be beneficial during my training in Delaware as well as starting my journey on the extra board.

thank you guys in advance. I appreciate it
See what i wrote in previous posting, and good luck!
 
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hi everyone. I'm going to just use this thread instead of starting a new one. I'm starting as a OBS employee in Miami in just under a month from now. I'll be moving to Miami for this position. My question is can you guys give me any advice on things that will be beneficial during my training in Delaware as well as starting my journey on the extra board.

thank you guys in advance. I appreciate it
Welcome to AU. I’ll be on the silver service a few times in the next year so maybe I’ll see you out there! I believe there are a couple of closed Amtrak employee groups on Facebook that may be good resources for information too.
 

Mardies Parchman

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Good luck and hope to see you out there eventually! Do you know which services you may work?
Either the diner or cafe car I am based out of the Chicago crew base

I am so glad you finally got hired. You will find a lot of things on the road on your training trips where what you learned in class are quite different than the reality on the train. You will train with some great people and some mediocre people. Just learn and adapt all the things from the good people. and learn how not to conduct yourselves based on what you observe the mediocre people doing. You will notice the difference...Good Luck.
Thanks so much and for the solid advice and will make sound decisions based on knowledge and the realities on hands on exp. Lol
 
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First, welcome to Amtrak Unlimited. Second, it should be noted that AU is a forum for rail enthusiasts although there are a handfull of Amtrak employees that may be able to answer your questions. A large percentage of AU members are not Amtrak employes and may not be able to answer your questions.
Thank you for that information :). Happy holidays

Welcome to AU. I’ll be on the silver service a few times in the next year so maybe I’ll see you out there! I believe there are a couple of closed Amtrak employee groups on Facebook that may be good resources for information too.
Thank you for that. And I look forward to it :). Happy Holidays
 

Kmb

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My application changed from “under review” to “manager review” and under “Job specific information” there is a job offer confirmation section saying congratulations on an offer. But I have yet to be contacted by anyone or even interviewed. Is this normal? Or does this mean something?
Did you ever figure out about that? I’m in the process and my application finally says manager review and then has that same information?
 

Kmb

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I haven’t been contacted from anyone but I noticed my status went to manager review and then had these selections under job specifics.

I’m not sure if I’m supposed to click anything but I don’t want to miss out either. Did anyone ever encounter this and what happens next?
 

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Mardies Parchman

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I leave Sunday for my 3 weeks of obs training with Amtrak. Super excited
Congrats i finished my three weeks and now doing my training trips.

Good luck and hope to see you out there eventually! Do you know which services you may work?
I just started my training trips . But I had a general question how to do you check your time sheets can you check it online?
 
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