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    Default Interview w/ the BNSF this morning...

    About a week ago i put in my resume for the BNSF and i got a call back to attend the "cattle call" this morning consisting of an aptitude test and interviews...

    Wish me luck...
    --BNSF Conductor--

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    Dress sharp, and be ready. Dont hesitate to answer the questions.
    Whatever you do, always mention safety is your number one goal.
    Be prepared to answer questions like: "Why should the BNSF hire you" and "What are three reasons why you want to work for the BNSF". Whatever you do, do not mention that you are a railfan or like trains. That is a no no. Im down here chilling at my away from home terminal and the reason I am is because of the advice I just gave you. A old head railroader gave me that advice and it worked.
    I hope you do well and get the job. New hire class was fun.

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    Yea good advice..the only thing i mentioned was i had gotten my rules card from the Austin & Texas Central..and that i took this class to be better prepared to apply for a job w/ the BNSF.

    I don't think i've ever dressed up this much for an interview..it sure isn't like applying for a job @ Sam's Club...lol..but luckily since my dad is a conductor w/ the BNSF..i had a decent heads up on the tests and what to expect. Even nicer was the fact that my interviewers were good friends w/ my dad...so who knows..i'm keepin my fingers crossed..wouldn't be a bad job for an 18/19 yr old
    --BNSF Conductor--

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    Good Luck Kyle :-) (meh, better late than never ;-))

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    Good luck sire...and don't feck up. http://sgair.net/erick/GRIN1.gif
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    Well if thats the case, you might as well say that you're in there. they love to hire employees relatives. I do hope you get it. let us know how you do.

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    Best of luck to you!

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    Default RE: Interview w/ the BNSF this morning...

    >...so who knows..i'm keepin my fingers
    >crossed..wouldn't be a bad job for an 18/19 yr old

    It's a great job for an 18 to 19 year old. You get to travel all over the place and if you have no commitments at home (i.e. wife and kids) then you make a $#!& load of money. Just be warned that you wouln't have much time to spend it while on an extra board. All and all I'd say that if you can do it do it now. Good luck.

    Joe

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    I'm definately keepin my fingers crossed...i should find out w/ in 5-7 business days..hopefully i didn't mess up the aptitude test...lol
    --BNSF Conductor--

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    >I'm definately keepin my fingers crossed...i should find out
    >w/ in 5-7 business days..hopefully i didn't mess up the
    >aptitude test...lol

    I think you have a great chance, especially with relatives with BNSF...sounds like you're really excited about this and it is a good job especially if you're young and unattached. Don't sweat the aptitude test, I've done conductor training for BNSF and I can swear that there are moments with some trainees that I am sure monkeys could think quicker, LOL. I'm sure you'll come out just fine; just keep us posted how it comes out and best of luck.

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