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Old 01-10-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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Hey Mprus, don't sweat the sealed record thing. The only jobs that "look behind" a sealed record are Police/Peace officer jobs, and some other gov't security issues. besides, sealed is most probably a dismissal anyway.

 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Good info on the pension, Wreckerman. But I wonder... if you only put in 10 years , ...do you then get only 1/4 pay?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: S. Ozone Park, NY
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Originally Posted by cRaPsHu View Post
Hey Mprus, don't sweat the sealed record thing. The only jobs that "look behind" a sealed record are Police/Peace officer jobs, and some other gov't security issues. besides, sealed is most probably a dismissal anyway.

Thanks, Im trying not to sweat it but cant help it, hearing feedback like that definately helps. And Vantastic, you got some deal at your DMV 3 tests for ten bucks!!! And you say that they arent gonna charge you for the re test on the general knowledge, they hit me up for 5 bucks for the second try. What DMV is so generous I wanna start goin to it.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Haha,I went to the Garden City DMV,it was crowded though,one guy was arguing with one of the clerks about something and from looking at his face I thought he was going to jump over the counter,lol. She told me to get there before 12:00pm next Thursday,so I am going to study for a week,when you took the test the 2nd time it was a different set of questions right?

Some states I heard if you fail any of the written tests twice that you have to wait 30 days before taking it again. Definitely not worth spending the money for a course or something like that,just have to study hard on your own,that is it.

My goal is to get my CDL-B by spring,have a couple of driving schools in mind,just like you MP I want to have my CDL before appointment to make the process go faster. That is probably around 2 yrs away.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: 73rd chamber
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once you pass the med/background etc dont you have a month or two before you start the job during which time you can get the cdl.

van,whats the $$ for the driving schools?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I have nothing against the DSNY CDL training,that is probably the cheapest way to go,I just want to get the CDL on my own. Don't know the cost,if I would have passed the general knowledge test and gotten my permit earlier today I would have walked into Ferrari driving school in Astoria,Queens to sign up.

This is a good website,beware there are a lot of "CDL Mills" out there. CDL Mills


Some guy emailed me this,sounds to me that they get you into a contract,I would be cautious.

"
I found a city sponsored program through a driving
>school in queens (Ferrari driving school) where you are able to get
>your CDL for FREE!-----Requirements are as follows: (1) unemployed or
>employed but making less than $56,000, (2) resume, (3) CDL permit, (4)
>soc.sec card, and (5) birth cert. If interested let me know and I'll
>provide you with all the info. Good luck.
>
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: 73rd chamber
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i hear ya...i knew if your unemployed you can get it for free but i didnt know the 56000 deal.

i called a place up and they wouldnt tell me the price.i had to set up a meeting and they would give me all the details.be careful when dealing with contracts.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: 73rd chamber
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i skimmed the cdl mill site so i may have missed something...how does dsny do training in a week?if you go private its a month or more?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Of course,not going to sign anything without reading and understanding it first. All I know is that Ferrari driving school has been around for a long time.

Somebody mentioned on here that DSNY trains you in 5 days,how many people on the truck at one time I don't know. I read that they have a 85% passing the road test rate,which is very good in my opinion. DSNY also takes you through the road test area beforhand. On the road test I believe they take it with a DSNY cut off truck,no need to worry about overpasses,etc.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: S. Ozone Park, NY
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I went to Garden City DMV also. This is bull**** lol you got mad lucky. Im not gonna pay for a driving school, my list number is low enough Ill be one of the first called and Ill do the DSNY's training I guess.
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