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    Quote Originally Posted by KTF View Post
    My gov jobs changed a bit, now it says application received 5 times and minquals 5 times then eligible- passed test, will be contacted for pat. Everyone elses do that? Just curious. Thanks
    Yeah but mine says application recieved and miniquals 7 times. I must be 40% more qualified/awesome/bad***
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckOps84 View Post
    Yeah but mine says application recieved and miniquals 7 times. I must be 40% more qualified/awesome/bad***
    haha exactly. Hopefully we get calls for the next pat at the end of the year and get into that class!

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    Now mine says it 14 times haha, winning! so weird

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    dang mine only says minquals once I'm way behind

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    Mine has it 16 times! I did take the PAT a few weeks ago but no interview!

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    17 hired, start at the end of the month.
    If you didn't make the first group a second class is planned for around Feb.
    Stay positive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipper123 View Post
    17 hired, start at the end of the month.
    If you didn't make the first group a second class is planned for around Feb.
    Stay positive!
    Wow. That must have been the fastest hiring process in recent memory!

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    Congrats to the 17!
    If you didn't hit the lotto this time, this is still a good sign.
    They're hiring!

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    I know someone who was recently hired there - very excited for them.

    Really regretting not taking TFD's test...we are looking down the barrel at layoffs now.

    Tacoma is projected to be a hot housing market for a few years. VERY good for tax revenues (and job safety):

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/09/real...very/index.htm

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    Yeah, the process was crazy fast this time.
    Another class of 20 or so in the spring?
    That means there will be 50-60 new hires in the last year or so.
    And probably a 3rd class off this list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipper123 View Post
    17 hired, start at the end of the month.
    If you didn't make the first group a second class is planned for around Feb.
    Stay positive!
    Thanks for the news, Flipper! Congrats to the 17...a very exciting couple of months for them.

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    Congratulations to the upcoming recruit class. The Training staff is awesome, and it truly is the best job on the planet. Good Luck.

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    Any word on next round PAT's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwavant View Post
    Any word on next round PAT's?
    I was told this fall for pats so Oct/Nov, Dec for interviews, academy in Feb. But don't quote me on that. Just what I was told

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    Tacoma just sent me info for the next pat! Here we go again! I'm rank 12 BTW

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    I also received the email. Ranked 14th. Supposed to be going back to Kuwait and wonder if I should do the practice test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piphill View Post
    I also received the email. Ranked 14th. Supposed to be going back to Kuwait and wonder if I should do the practice test?
    You go to any of the previous ones? How long you there for, Oct should be the actual pat

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    Here we go again ladies and gents. How many hundreds of people will be competing for the next 15-20 spots or so? Esentially, how many people have been assigned bands that even have a shot of making it..? Good luck to everyone, see ya at the PAT. Tacoma is a great city to work for I hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTF View Post
    Tacoma just sent me info for the next pat! Here we go again! I'm rank 12 BTW
    For the actual PAT or just about the practice? I got notice of the practice, but no invite to an actual test (yet?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Axe View Post
    For the actual PAT or just about the practice? I got notice of the practice, but no invite to an actual test (yet?)
    Just the practice for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTF View Post
    Tacoma just sent me info for the next pat! Here we go again! I'm rank 12 BTW
    Congrats, KTF!

    I will see you there, just got the email myself today!

    I am rank 20.

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    So I talked with a couple of buddies who went to the last PAT and they also got an invitation to the practice PAT. I as well got an invite... Rank 25

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    Class of 15-20 in February, so I hear...
    Nice way to start the year.

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    Default Pre hire packet

    Dropped off the packet at headquarters today and hope to get the invite to the PAT this go around. Good luck to all!

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    Does anyone know if not attending the practice session is frowned upon and hurts one's chances of not getting hired? I know HR would say that would not happen but unofficially it seems it is encouraged for applicants to show their faces for the practice.

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