lol I would have went anyway.
lol I would have went anyway.
was just reading the join fdny page on facebook and came across two things:
1. they havent decided what the physical will be yet, it's not necessarily gonna be the cpat
2. i saw this question asked before, but to confirm, if youll be serving overseas during the exam, as long as you filed between 7/15-9/15 you'll get a make up exam.
EDIT: Read on The Rant earlier today a woman is suing the Chicago FD over the physical exam not being a reflection of the job. I'd be surprised if the FDNY didn't go with the CPAT since it is the most widely accepted physical exam given. Even if it is easier than past exams.
From the Facebook page again:
Got a question for Assistant Commissioner of Recruitment & Diversity Michele Maglione? She'll be here, answering your questions live on Friday (7/22) at 11 a.m.! So be sure to log on and ask away! If you're unable to log in at that time, leave your question under this post and she'll answer it on Friday!
I bet she ends up not having much info besides the obvious.
Do I have to live in NYC to take the test or can I apply and fly up there for the test ?
Obviously they'll only be able to tell us info they're ready to make available to the public, but if you have any questions that may be more specific this is a good place to ask. Better than calling their 718 # and hoping the person you get is in the mood to be helpful.
I wanna know when the classes will be offered? When the judge will vavildate the test? I bet they wont have answers and will just answer obvious stuff like how old do I have to be ect
I want to know what happens when the results are the same. Is this test going to be thrown out and then hopefully they raise the age to 40??? Its nonsense. Some people don't want to run into burning buildings. Some people don't want to work either. Unfortunately for them this job requires both.
I read some where (tbh don't remember where, I read way too many forums/articles on this topic a day, it all gets blended together eventually) that the idea is for the judge & vulcans to sign off on the exam, with the understanding that the results will be what they'll be. That seems way too good to be true though. Hopefully the dept/city is only trying to cover their *** with the mandatory race Q, so if the results aren't drastically different the city can't be found at fault, again.
Your Q is legit though, def worth asking, can't hurt.
On another note...I was walking through the FDNY Wounded Warrior Bike Ride Finish Area by 70th St and 18th in Bensonhurst and I could be wrong but I didn't see a single FDNY recruiting station. I guess if it was finishing in Castle Hill or Bushwick they would have 5 of them.
It seems to me that the FDNY is making a huge effort at attracting African Americans, or minorities for that matter..they are even doing the fee waiver if you are unemployed, and the test is easier. I feel like they know that people are either going to want to do the job or not, and they are just going out of their way to cover their bases so that that crap doesn't happen.
Ya, Griff, that's how I feel as well. Desire4theJob, you're prob right, we won't see the recruiting stations in areas where the majority of people are white, but I don't take offense to it. The city/dept is under a lot of pressure to make sure they cannot be accused of...well we know what they were found guilty of in the past. I always felt they know about the 15+ thousand people who are going to apply without having anyone tell them when the filing period opens. They don't need to worry about us, but for legal reasons they do need to worry about the minority turn out.
Does anyone know their pay rate? I didn't see it anywhere on the job bulletin.
*If you are lazy, or you don't take it seriously you won't study for the written and work out for the agility test..that is what it is..
*People WILL NOT show up, I've been apart of processes where I've moved up 10 spots because of no shows, or failures..that is what it is..
Now, If the FDNY recruitment team does EVERYTHING that they can to recruit "minorities" when the test results come back..there isn't anything that anyone can say because they did what the judge and what all those other idiots wanted..that's it.
If you don't like it, don't take the test..
Unless they claim that the test is discriminatory because the "minorities " don't end up getting hired.
I don't blame these recruiting procedures on the department persay, I just like to poke fun at the fact that a huge event with FDNY, NYPD families and veterans wouldn't appear to be a good place for someone to be like "Hey everyone we're having a new test, come sign up regardless of color, sex, or religion." Not to mention that these days Bensonhurst looks to be about 50% or higher Asian, but I know Garaufis and the Vulcans don't care about them.
You would think by the academy that the hiring process would weed out people that wouldn't want to be there, but from what I heard from people in the last classes there were people who acted like they didn't want to be there as well as people who were demanding days off for things such as religion and the sad part is they have organizations who demand they get these "days off". I don't care about a persons religion but you can't just take off a day whenever you want and you can't just duck out of work if you have to be home before dark. Its not a 9-5 job and never will be. Alot of people don't seem to understand that. Whatever religion you are, someone else in your house is the same with more seniority then you who will get that day off before you will. How many Catholic or Christian Probies are off for Christmas or Easter?
I am from bensonhurst and I have never seen recruiters here. I will make sure and mention that to every person who ever tells me the department has racist practices.