Looking at CN Conductor Position

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Hi all,
I am looking at applying for a CN conductor position in B.C. Been reading about the job on this forum and elsewhere and have a few Questions.

1. I like variety of work (Done several Different jobs, Lumber Yard Manager, Carpenter, Pastor, and now Loader Operator at a Pulp Mill.) I understand this Job has a variety of stuff to it. Paperwork, calling signals, attaching cars, diagnosing & fixing problems with cars. Is this thinking correct?

2. Pay seems to be $800/week for training, Is that take home or before deductions? Then as best as I can figure it is $30/hr after that?

3. I am a little confused as to the on call. I have read that you get 10mins notice also that it is 2hr notice?

4. Is it a lot of night shifts, or dose it vary? I work nights now and do not mind them.

5. Will it be at least full time work, or is it feast and famine? one week lots of hours and the next barely any?

6. Anything else you want to tell me?:)

Thanks in advance.

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