DO NOT LEAVE THE LIRR for MTA subways..its a world of difference for the worse
I did 30 yrs in the subway. I loved the job, but The MTA treats its employees like S--- !
There is no way I would leave LIRR for MTA.
You will be on the extra list for a good 5 yrs. at present.
I tried many years ago to get on the LI after 6 years with MTA and once your tainted by the city they want nothing to do with you.
A well qualified supervisor(instructor) tried also and they turned him down.
Far more money in the LIRR. go into engine service when u can.
MTA motorman, $27. hr, LI Engineer, $36hr might be more by now.
Potential to make over 100K yr without cracking a sweat.
You studied hard to be a AC why the hell bail now? Go for Engineer..
Your RR pension does not carry over to NYC. so thats time u wasted.
Talk to all your co-workers and some long time motormen in the city before u make a rash choice that you'll be sorry for after its too late.
If you do leave the LIRR for the city, call me so I can bat you over the head!