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Whoie

New Member
Hi! I’m a female conductor in Michigan. I want to get a job in California. How does the hiring process work if you apply for a railroad position so far away?

For example...
How would they do the; interview, assessments, and physical??

Thanks for your help!
 

bnsf971

Roadmaster
From the lack of response, I'd say nobody's sure.

When I was to be interviewed by a company in California, the company paid for round-trip airfare (coach, or tourist, whichever it's called now), and two nights at a lower mid-range hotel, so I could be interviewed and take a look at where I was to work. The physical was done by my local doctor before I went, and he transmitted the info to the company. Note this was not a railroad, so your experience may differ greatly.
 

Whoie

New Member
From the lack of response, I'd say nobody's sure.

When I was to be interviewed by a company in California, the company paid for round-trip airfare (coach, or tourist, whichever it's called now), and two nights at a lower mid-range hotel, so I could be interviewed and take a look at where I was to work. The physical was done by my local doctor before I went, and he transmitted the info to the company. Note this was not a railroad, so your experience may differ greatly.


Thank you for your response even though your situation was different. It still gives me an idea of what could happen. I guess the only way to really find out is to apply and see what they say.
 

bnsf971

Roadmaster
Thank you for your response even though your situation was different. It still gives me an idea of what could happen. I guess the only way to really find out is to apply and see what they say.
It's been "a while", I thought I'd check back, and see how it went.
So, how did it go?
 




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