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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish? What are the steps along the way?

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They gave me a 60-day probation period in which I could not miss any day, nor be late. I forget what I was being paid during probation, but I was paid for being there. They taught me how to get on and of moving equipment and all the signals that were to be observed. There also rules to follow while working for the railroad. At some point there will be a test on all the rules in the Rulebook. Passing this test the first time around could be the difference in whether your seniority was good enough to stay home or be transferred elsewhere. The instructor during the training will make sure that you know how to work for the railroad; above all:safely

Answered - Yardmaster-Switchman-Brakeman-Conductor (Former Employee) - Amarillo, TX

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About three months to get hired and a lot of screening processes

Answered - Train Conductor (Current Employee) - Springfield, MO

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It toook them about 3 months

Answered - Electrician (Former Employee) - Kansas City, KS

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It took around a month to be hired.

Answered - Manager, Equipment Utilization (Current Employee) - Fort Worth, TX

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