It has been far too long since I have had a chance to sit down and post an update. So much has happened since November 09 that I do not know where to start. Obviously, from the beginning as any sane person would, so let’s take a quick look at BART.
While opinions from riders and patrons vary as to the employees of BART, the company is awesome! I am so taken back by the company and what is offered, such as retirement, benefits, days off (incl. holidays & vacation), good starting pay (with increases) that I wonder why I put with with my previous employer for so damn long. Everyone I have met so far has been wonderful, from train operators to supervisors to managers, everyone wants to see my and my classmates succeed.
Training still has not “officially” started, it begins Wednesday at 1pm, followed by Thanksgiving off and then back to training on Friday. Speaking of days off, I will have weekends off until approximately this time next year due to training, which is mainly 0700-1500. Great hours that should give me time to get home with relatively little traffic and also time to study, since this is very intensive training. Rumor has it there is a 70% failure rate. I know I won’t be the one walking.