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    Trainee Driver - Starting a YouTube Channel

    A lot of things on the channel can be used against you. You can easily bring the company's name into disrepute without knowing as you are still learning the job 1614558037 you can create wrong perceptions about the company attitude towards safety, training quality etc
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    Of course, being desperate for a toilet is a huge distraction especially at times when you need extreme concentration. It can lead to a major incident/accident. Managing bowel movements is a major Non-Technical Skill for a train driver. Holding back crap take away most of your focus from the...
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    There were other trains with passengers on other tracks 1613843715 I did not let it go, I was trying to hold it until it burst out.
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    In the middle of the multitrack, no bush. I was trying to hold it.
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    Yes it did...nightmare
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    The train was taken out of service to be cleaned, I had to ride on that train to the train maintenance depot for the train to be deep cleaned in the cabs and for me to clean myself with hose pipes at the depot with a new uniform provided. It was a mess. Don't get caught up in that.
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    there were no toilets and there was a massive disruption causing me to wait at a red signal for 45 minutes, resulting in me in sh!tting myself
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    Mistakes you made as a trainee

    Not going to the toilet before a long trip, I ended up ****ting myself on the driver's seat after being stuck at a red signal for 45 minutes
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    You will be required to work some BH, Sunday, etc when on call but compensated with time off no extra pay on the
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    I didn't miss anything, yes CDM must be a very experienced qualified train driver and will be required to maintain his train driving competence. Do you know that managers including CDM do not get paid EXTRA for working Sunday, bank holidays, rest days, etc? If the CDM pay is £69 000 then a train...
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    obviously, as the job the title says CDM [COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER], how can you manage and develop the competence you don't have? They will be the management, of course, no overtime, Sunday/bank holiday working no Aslef membership... so train drivers end up earning more after Sunday and...
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    one example https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-wyatt-7b66569b/?originalSubdomain=uk
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    Different terminology and the same meaning... CDM is what you are calling DM and LOM is what we call Driver Line Manager... remember as drivers Thameslink and Great Northern have different terms and conditions with Southern and Gatwick Express
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    YOU HAVE JUST REPEATED WHAT I SAID .... London Overground has 1 manager who does both LOM and CDM roles ...2 in 1, Northern up north same, etc. I am GTR Southern and Gatwick Express division. Driver Line Manager is what you are calling LOM. 1611942074 I think they want to keep their train...
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    GTR Competency Development Manager (Drivers.)

    GTR unlike other companies like Arriva London has 2 managers for the train driver... Line Manager who is mainly administrative and Competence Development Manager [CDM] who deals mainly with managing driver's driving competence. At Arriva London, the Driver Manager role is a combination of both...

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