Potential Employee of BNSF. Please help.

dscamaro Apr 1, 2011

  1. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    Way to go! Bit of advice, be prepared to leave or start(whichever) on very short notice.
    I got a certified letter on a Wednesday telling me that I was to be in Kansas City on the coming Sunday. They gave me a confirmation number for my air ticket and that transportation would be provided to my lodging on arrival in KC.

    Charlie
     
  2. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    Don't do it...your life won't be your own. Or so my family of rails used to say. And when you get on board your model railroad lingo may not work so listen and learn. Grin.

    It's more like green with envy.
     
  3. dscamaro

    dscamaro TrainBoard Member

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    Hey all,

    Hi Rick thanks for the info but I dont care if my life is not my own.I dont understand why anyone would not want the chance to have a job that you can potentially make 90,000 to 100,000 a year and you dont need a college degree. Do you know how many 1000's of people would kill for a job like this. I am a truck driver I deliver gas to gas station's and work 60 to 70 hrs a week so I dont have a life anyway LOL. Im married and have no kids. I need to make that big money to pay my bills off. and maybe by a couple of toys like the 2012 camaro ZL1 and an audi R8 and a trip to Australia and Japan. These are all long term goals but very possible by getting a good job like this one.:psmile:
     
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  4. CHARGER

    CHARGER TrainBoard Member

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    What exactly does the Strength test (machine) consist of?
     
  5. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If I could say...

    Other TB members have gotten hired and we do congratulate that. After being hired, that is the last we hear from them. I know they are busy. Wouldn't it be neat if one of these guys would just post all the things they learn in the first year? That would be most interesting to me. I am just too old to do it, but it would be interesting lifestyle even if very arduous. I don't mean talking about secrets, but just some interesting things that happen. Union seniority, living accomodations on the road, work hours, weather, etc., etc.
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    Read my thread on the Railfanning Discussions board.... "Storytime with Charlie"


    Charlie
     
  7. Scottpro1969

    Scottpro1969 New Member

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    This all sounds very encouraging. I'm new to the board and have always thought about working for the railroad.

    I'm currently in the Air Force and my enlistment is up in October. I'll be going to the BNSF recruiting expo in Minneapolis in August (as well as doing a lot of other research). Any advise is welcome.

    Scott
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    Please keep us posted as you go about chasing your dream. It's always interesting to follow and read the many experiences of applicants.

    Boxcab E50
     

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