Metro Trains Melbourne drivers

 
  MichyDee Station Master

Location: Coimadai, Victoria, Australia
awkward..
lol so any calls yet?

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  Huck Station Staff

awkward..
lol so any calls yet?
MichyDee
Anyone who has not attended an assessment centre should not be holding their breath waiting for a call.
By pure chance I met someone on the weekend who attended an assessment centre back in March. This person (I won't say whether male or female) was successful at the assessment and the subsequent medical. Their police checks were also all good.
This person told me that the May and July courses were filled not in order of the merit list, but in the order that assessments and medicals were received.
Anyway, back in early May they received an email saying "Apologies for the delay, but here is an update. May & July filled already, we will be in contact in late May or early June to discuss placement in a course in August or later".
They have had no contact since then and it is now early July.
If this is typical of the way that Metro treat their staff, I am having some reservations as to whether I want to be employed by them.
For people that work there now, is this typical behaviour?
I exchanged contact details with the person involved as they promised to update me on any progress.
With their permission I will update this website when any further info comes to hand.
  mrbump Junior Train Controller

Location: Hotel California
awkward..
lol so any calls yet?
MichyDee
The wait continues...
  MichyDee Station Master

Location: Coimadai, Victoria, Australia
Seems to be typical.
To quote a mate who works for them: "If he thinks that's bad, he might as well turn around now and never look back."
happylittleman
He would be correct, I also work for them and things do take a lot of time (not always but the important stuff does - for good reason) - there are a lot of people to screen, and each session takes a few hours, so getting through the list is going to take a long time.

But to be fair we were warned that it could take 6 - 12 months to get a call/email Smile
  Huck Station Staff

He would be correct, I also work for them and things do take a lot of time (not always but the important stuff does - for good reason) - there are a lot of people to screen, and each session takes a few hours, so getting through the list is going to take a long time.

But to be fair we were warned that it could take 6 - 12 months to get a call/email Smile
MichyDee
Michy, maybe you missed the point.
This person has already been through all of the screening and medicals etc. Metro committed to getting back to them regarding a place in the August course by late May/ early June yet they have had no contact from Metro since that time.
It just seems incredibly haphazard and unprofessional.
  MichyDee Station Master

Location: Coimadai, Victoria, Australia
Perhaps they should make a phone call then, waiting isn't going to get you anywhere, and there has been at least one Assessment Centre since March that I know of - medicals etc...
  bender Beginner

Incredibly haphazard and unprofessional.
Huck
I think you may be on to something.
  Huck Station Staff

Perhaps they should make a phone call then, waiting isn't going to get you anywhere, and there has been at least one Assessment Centre since March that I know of - medicals etc...
MichyDee
Michy, I spoke to this person over the weekend and they told me that there was still no progress.
I asked whether they had made any contact themselves and they said that they had made a number of phone calls which went to voicemail every time. They left messages each time and have never had a call returned, and in addition to this they have also sent emails which have not been replied to.
The more I hear, the worse it gets.
The actions (or inaction) of HR seems to point to serious issues with the courses as I can't imagine that an organisation could be so unprofessional and lacking in common courtesy deliberately.
  MichyDee Station Master

Location: Coimadai, Victoria, Australia
Michy, I spoke to this person over the weekend and they told me that there was still no progress.
I asked whether they had made any contact themselves and they said that they had made a number of phone calls which went to voicemail every time. They left messages each time and have never had a call returned, and in addition to this they have also sent emails which have not been replied to.
The more I hear, the worse it gets.
The actions (or inaction) of HR seems to point to serious issues with the courses as I can't imagine that an organisation could be so unprofessional and lacking in common courtesy deliberately.
Huck
Wow that is shocking.

I hope this isn't giving them second thoughts, how horrible.