The guy at CPAT orientation said there are roughly 1200 taking the test. I guess he was talking physical test......
Anyways, he said out of that number, some will fail the PT, the run, other parts of the hiring, and some just wont show for the test, and also won't show up for the academy. He said the number will drop from 1200 to roughly 600, then from that number they will get the 300-320.
I don't know where he got those numbers from, just relaying what he said.
As we say in the Army, "Hurry up and Wait" is the name of the game. No surprises here.
Guys, it's really early to worry about the life of the list. No one knows what the hiring ratio is going to be. This list is going to be the source of proby classes twice a year until sometime at the end of 2016/early2017. That's a long way off! Stop worrying!
Wow if first OC class doesn't go in until next July looks like my best bet is Ems/next promo exam with my list number
Being that I almost made 2043 (List #mid 5000s) and got dicked from 6019 (list# in the 700s), I can say that the list moves quicker than you would think. Focus on preparing for every step of the process so that when your list # is reached, you just breeze right through it.
Also, after seeing what theyre asking for proof of residency, lots of guys on the list are being pushed back. Heck i almost lost my spot for a second until i rememberedmy old bank account with chase. Thank goodness for that. Guys who will have it the easiest will be those youngens who still live at home.
Whether or not the list starts now or in January actually makes a huge difference for those of us out on the bubble. If the list doesn't count as established until they start the first hire off of it, then they could put a class of promos/PHs in this summer and then do 8 or 9 classes entirely off the list from jan14-jan18, or they could put in 1/3 of a class worth of OC guys now and hire 7 or 8 more full classes off the list until july17. To the guys up front it's just a matter of how long you gotta wait, for the guys further down, that could be an extra 1000 list numbers that get called.
I'm not rooting against anyone, or saying I have any idea what's gonna happen, all I'm saying is it makes a big difference!
I told my investigator that some of these requirements will be impossible for many people, almost to the point where it seems as if there's some sort of conscious effort to take away points from as many people as possible. She said she agrees and that she's glad she's not the one who made the rules on this one. Even NYPD was'nt this riduculous with residency. Very few people would actually have 12 months worth of bills stuffed in the closet from 3 years ago; and something tells me that they know that. But hey...
I think that there will be some oc candidates in the July class, why process over 700 people if your applicant pool was already upto the desired number. While I don't think they will come close to 720 on the oc list this summer at least people in the top 100 should be physically,mentally and financially prepared. My list is low 200s and I honestly don't think I will be reached because all the guys in the low numbers are less likely to differ. All I can do is hope there was a lot of 18 year olds that have to wait
Shouldn't matter much to you guys, you're going to have to get processed sooner or later.
As far as residency goes, I used my W-2's, my bank account and my college loan billing statements. I don't believe you necessarily need to have utility bills. It would be impossible for me to prove that, being both of the places I've lived, my utilities were included in the rent cost.
I also had my tax returns going back to 2009 and credit card billing statements. For my banking and credit card statements, I called my bank and they sent me the statements for that time period. Same for my college loan billing statements.
For those that are worried, one of the documents I have listing the acceptable forms of proof says something like 'can accept other documents in lieu of...' Or something of that nature. Meaning if you have legitimate forms of proof, they can chose to accept it.
I simply take it one step at a time, especially with the last several years, I don't expect anything until I'm actually there, participating in that step of the process.
As far as how many people it will take, I think there are too many variables to tell how the numbers will come out. Just be ready for when they come calling.
But of course we're raising questions. These people want you to prove residency TWICE. First to retain the 5 points, which is when u have to show every piece of goddamn mail youve ever recieved in your entire life, and second to prove CURRENT residence before appointment, which can be achieved by simply showing any 3 pieces of mail recieved within the last 60 days which REFLECT ACTIVITY at that residence. Its mind boggling to say the least, and definetely redundant.
Like i said, the only thing that saved my *ss was that checking account i just happened to have with Chase from 09-11. Without that, i wouldve been on the Sanitation website today lol.