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    @NCalif
    I haven't heard how/if they are ranked, but there is a retake for the physical slated for the 14th and 16th, so that has the possibility of changing the rankings anyway. I remember the email saying we would all receive total scores (not sure if that includes ranking) after 16 July, but even that does not include our Oral board scores (for obvious reasons) so if it was ranked it would be useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    @NCalif
    I haven't heard how/if they are ranked, but there is a retake for the physical slated for the 14th and 16th, so that has the possibility of changing the rankings anyway. I remember the email saying we would all receive total scores (not sure if that includes ranking) after 16 July, but even that does not include our Oral board scores (for obvious reasons) so if it was ranked it would be useless.
    I agree. Pretty sure the rankings are determined after all 3 phases are complete.

    I think it's totally random unless of course you are scheduled for the 2nd @ 9 time slot... then you are guaranteed a place in their next academy. [BS alarm sounding in background]
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    If anyone is interested in getting together to practice interviews, send me a PM. (I'll be out of town 7/18-7/27, so probably after that)

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    Bumped up the old score by 8 points today by getting 100% on the PAT re-take. Pretty happy right now. (3:24, 1:58)

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    Yeah buddy! Congrats Tacoma!
    Good luck to everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Tacoma View Post
    Bumped up the old score by 8 points today by getting 100% on the PAT re-take. Pretty happy right now. (3:24, 1:58)
    Nice job brother. Good luck on your oral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    I agree. Pretty sure the rankings are determined after all 3 phases are complete.

    I think it's totally random unless of course you are scheduled for the 2nd @ 9 time slot... then you are guaranteed a place in their next academy. [BS alarm sounding in background]


    I disagree. I passed the first 2 phases and still wasn't invited to sit for orals. I find it unfair that people are able to pay for a second shot to better their score for only the pat. I would love for a chance to pay for a retake of the written. Oh well, good luck to everyone who continued on.
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    Hey all,
    Just saw this today:

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_18548485

    Wonder what that does for hiring off the list being created. Anybody on at West Met that might know when/if an academy is planned for early next year?

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    Oral boards kicking off tomorrow...good luck to all!

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    You too!

    Did everyone get that email from Jo on what to expect? Interesting that there could be potential follow up questions. Usually dept are getting away from those.
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    YJ,
    How'd it go? You have a good feeling about this one?

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    I thought it went pretty well but it's always tough for me to tell how i did based off of the panel. How do you feel about your oral?

    I found out that we were put in order by our scores though. All the other guys in my group had the same score as me.
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    I'm right there with you. I felt like I connected well with the panel, but you just never know until you get that score. Check your PM.

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    Good luck guys - just finished mine a couple hours ago. Now we wait...

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    Thanks Tacoma, hope we all hear back soon...I'm not good at the waiting game part.

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    So anyone heard anything? What are all the extra interview days that are scheduled right now? Are they having chief's interviews, or is the oral board the last step?

    I guess I am bad at the waiting game too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCalif View Post
    So anyone heard anything? What are all the extra interview days that are scheduled right now? Are they having chief's interviews, or is the oral board the last step?

    I guess I am bad at the waiting game too...
    Calif,
    I think the calendar is just reflecting what they initially thought they would need for time. During our orals some small chit chat led the guy at the front desk to say 144 made it to the orals and they were testing 36 people a day, so the last day of orals should have been Friday, 5 Aug.

    The waiting game always sucks but if they follow their calendar we should be getting notice by the end of next week (21 Aug)...possibly as early as this weekend (14 Aug) if they really didn't have a second weeks of interviews. Hoping for this weekend but expecting next, and in all reality I guess it can be much later then that. They seem to follow their calendar pretty closely though, so that is good news.
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    How's everybody holding up?
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    I'm dying here buddy! I feel like a crack addict coming and checking this thread every day to see if anybody has gotten any word...

    You?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    I'm dying here buddy! I feel like a crack addict coming and checking this thread every day to see if anybody has gotten any word...

    You?
    Haha. I'm with you man.

    Whenever my email notification goes off on my phone my HR goes up (and I'm sure my BP too) until I check it and find that it's junk mail or something and not from Jo.

    Damn, this is why firefighters die young: all the stress of waiting for results from years of testings, not the stress from the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody View Post
    Damn, this is why firefighters die young: all the stress of waiting for results from years of testings, not the stress from the job.
    Aint that the truth! Patiently waiting.

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    Yeah, waiting sucks!

    I just saw this thread bumped up on the list and my first thought was that people had started to get background invites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCalif View Post
    Yeah, waiting sucks!

    I just saw this thread bumped up on the list and my first thought was that people had started to get background invites.
    Hahaha. Yeah, sorry bro. Not trying to mess with you guys.

    ... and we wait some more.
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    WMF calendar says the list is to be certified today...hoping that we all hear something today!

    Plus I wanted to bump everybodies HR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    Plus I wanted to bump everybodies HR.
    Jerk!

    Best of luck to everyone!
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