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Strike during interviews in NYC?

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by grunermann, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. grunermann

    grunermann Senior Member
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    Hey gang,

    I'm in NYC right now visiting with my parents. I am supposed to be staying on 110th st and have an interview at SUNY downstate on the 20th. I am sooo worried about this subway strike. Does anyone want to get a hotel room closer in midtown/downtown or have a space available or any suggestions? I am at a loss for what to do.
     
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  3. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Senior Member
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    Don't worry about it. They threaten it every time there's a contract negotiation. It never happens.
     
  4. BklynWill

    BklynWill EM Attending
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    you might want to make an appt with a local car service just in case.
     
  5. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Funky chicken
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    If you go to http://mta.nyc.ny.us, they outline a contingency plan, mostly Metro North trains & a few buses in Brooklyn (which should help you for Downstate).

    Since you're also down by Columbia's campus, go to www.columbia.edu - they've set up a series of shuttle buses to help people commute to and from Morningside.
     
  6. kassie

    kassie Senior Member
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    I can't believe there was actually a strike on the day of your interview - how did it go?
     
  7. cyanocobalamin

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    How I wish this were always true.
     
  8. DeLaughterDO

    DeLaughterDO Ghost in the Machine
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    I don't think public transportation workers should be allowed to strike. Physicians are not allowed to - how is public transport any less important?
     
  9. grunermann

    grunermann Senior Member
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    If only the interview happened. They cancelled it (I emailed many days in advance about a contingency plan; this is what they came up with). They had the nerve to call at 10:30 this morning and said I could still come interview if I wanted. Maintaining decorum and propriety was rather difficult at that point but I managed. I figured that any place where the PD wouldn't even call and say, 'sorry' was no place me.
     
  10. 3dtp

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    They aren't. Neither are teachers. They do.
     
  11. rugtrousers

    rugtrousers Senior Member
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    I actually had an interview in Manhattan today - everyone showed up. I had to walk 35 blocks from Grand Central to get there. Yikes.
     
  12. orientedtoself

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    That's a good hike in a suit. I'm assuming all of the cabs are tied up?
     
  13. rugtrousers

    rugtrousers Senior Member
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    The cabs were hard to get. They can refuse you if you're not going where they had planned to go, they can stop to pick up as many as 3 more passengers, and it's a minimum $10 for a ride ($5 extra for each "zone" crossed). The walk downtown was fine, but I took a cab to get back (it was cold and dark).
     

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