Scored a 102, list number 1xxx. I don't know if i'll leave the NYPD, tough decision.
Did we figure out how they grouped the scores? There are several hundred people ahead of me with the same score, was that done via lottery?
I've also been following this thread closely for almost a year now and finally just decided to come out the wood works. I scored a 101.. which was disappointing because it meant I had a raw score of only 91. I thought I would have gotten at least a 95. The extra points were a big deal breaker for many.
I have a close friend who was really really enthusiastic about getting on the job. I saw him the night before the list came out and explained to him that anybody who scores lower than a 97 has no chance. When the list came out the next day I actually searched for his name first instead of mine. He got a 93, about 17,000 spots away from number 1.... my heart sank as I knew right then and there he had no chance. I then searched my name... It was a bittersweet moment.
I'm glad im on the boat but the journey just begins now... CPAT, medical, psychological, background investigation (not necessarily in that order), then academy. If all goes well I should be in the 2nd of 3rd class, if not I'll be here again in another 4-5 years taking my last shot at the test.
The "under" headcount number will greatly increase once new hiring begins.
There are lots of current Fire Fighters who will retire once all this OT goes away for them. - So dont let the preliminary numbers get you upset.
Additionally; I hate to beat an old drum; but I truly think that those who were to be hired under 6019, and who were actually offered employment have a real shot at taking legal action against the City.
The lawyer who I was dealing with during that time gave up on it. - He didnt want to fight the City.
Ive read many case law's on "rescinding hiring offers" since this all began; and it seems that in trial the case generally favors the person who had the offer rescinded.
I do believe that the City has some obligation to at least consider those 6019'ers who were to be hired.
Like I said - the guy I was seeing about this wants nothing to do with it; but perhaps someone here knows a lawyer / firm that may be interested in this pursuit.
I could understand if you bombed this test but why even open this can of worms if youre in the clear anyway?
Duplicate post - sorry
Its really heartbreaking.
I honestly believe that (particularly) the 150 who were offered a probationary position on December 7th 2008; with an effective starting date of January 4th 2009 have far more rights to this job - or recoverable damages than those who failed the tests back in 99 and 2000. I believe I read an article stating that these 293 direct hires had upwards of 70% incorrect answers.
I do not wish to open a can of worms; but this is not justice.
I believe that the rescinded hiring offer for these people was a knee jerk from the mayors office and not base upon any real concerns.
I believe that theres a case for these people who will now never be FDNY:
Promissory estoppel - by the City
Fraudulent misrepresentation - by the City
Breach of contract - by the City
Discrimination - by the Justice Department
While we all rejoice - these 6019'ers are probably feeling at an all time low. I think that they should take any means necessary to rectify their situation and that they should be given 100% support of anyone who wishes to one day call themselves Firefighter
if they haven't already they should ask the lawyers who worked with merit matters to recommend a lawyer or a tell them if they have a good case, since they are so familiar with the details. I would guess this has all already happened thou.
Do you think the FDNY would be flexible in terms of documents needed for the residency points?
Yes, they have to be. Especially for the young guys who had no bill under their names.
they say those people just need a NYC high school diploma.
I actually have never lived any where else, might just be able to find the three documents needed. I don't keep much in my name.
Has anyone looked at how many people claimed Legacy credits? The count is about 125 people....Given that there are only about 400 police/fire that valiently gave their lives, I don't think its possible that 125 people could qualify for legacy taking into account the number of kids and siblings that those 400 hero's have....That being said, has anyone heard of instances where people get legacy credit for a non-parent/sibling? For example a step-brother or step-son?
Right. I am over 21 but don't quite have much in my name. Will call FDNY to find out more info in terms of documents and will post on this board asap.
Damn I got a high score and im in the 3xxx zone... Wonder how all of this is gonna go. Anyone know how many FF the city is planning to hire in general?