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    Anybody see Obama's news conference? He submitted as evidence that the economy is so bad that 1000 people lined up for 35 firefighter jobs. I also saw a senator quoting the same fact.

    I've tested for departments that had numbers like that when the economy was good!

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    Can someone find a picture of one for me please?

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    But ya see, Politicians - of both parties - are inherently morons themselves, and count on the lack of knowledge of the general public to make their point anyway.


    As for Massachusetts, even in "good" economic times there are 30,000 people routinely signing up for statewide civil service exams that result in only about 1,000 jobs throughout the state over the 2 year course of the list.
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    1200 people signed up for 120 jobs at a new Khols store near me. They pay $7-$12 an hour.

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    What is he now?The Job Broker in Chief?
    He needs to be chained to that desk in DC until he does some real work for a change.

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    How many 1000's still take the FDNY test?


    Sign of the economy? We're doomed if those are his true thoughts.
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    Reality in govt is right at the end of the yellow brick road.

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    We normally have at least 1500 to 2000 people putting in applications for a job, which in most cases will only be between 40 and 80 over a two year period.

    The HR folks screen those applications for age of the individual, criminal record if so stated and a current driverís license, which a copy must be submitting with the application.

    This cuts out maybe 100 to 200 slugs right off the bat. On the written exam day maybe only 1500 or so will actually show up. Of that they will invite the top 200 for the physical agility testing and maybe the top 100 will be certified, after looking into their past employment, criminal record, driving record and other things that would cut them.

    Like the Marine Corps, the City are looking for a few good people to hire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    We normally have at least 1500 to 2000 people putting in applications for a job, which in most cases will only be between 40 and 80 over a two year period.

    The HR folks screen those applications for age of the individual, criminal record if so stated and a current driverís license, which a copy must be submitting with the application.

    This cuts out maybe 100 to 200 slugs right off the bat. On the written exam day maybe only 1500 or so will actually show up. Of that they will invite the top 200 for the physical agility testing and maybe the top 100 will be certified, after looking into their past employment, criminal record, driving record and other things that would cut them.

    Like the Marine Corps, the City are looking for a few good people to hire!
    When I tested for one of two positions at Brushy Mtn. State Pen {yeah, they need CNA's too } a while back, only approx. 300 of the 500 signed up for the CS exam showed up for it. Of that 300, only 17 of us passed the written exam and out of that, only 11 passed the physical and only 6 of us passed the psyche test. When it came down to the final cut, I was "3rd place" and was told flat out it was because of my age. The day after that, I listened to a short speech from the governor saying that "there's plenty of jobs to be had, you just have to make yourself available and that will keep the economy going". Talk about lack of reality in gov't.

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