Ok so just to be clear, they want a SS earnings report for that criteria, or for you to list the jobs you've had since high school and a 5 yr SS earnings report? Because that is what I've heard.
Sorry for the follow up, I'm just confused on this.
Its ok its simple for me just went to my local social security office with a blank check. Count back 5 years ask for those years to current yearexample I had gotten from 07 to 11, even though it was 2012 the work year wasn't finished. For only 5 years the lady didn't even charge me. You don't need to list jobs because wherever you worked appears on the statement
Ahhhh I see. When you typedI didn't quite read that correctly. Meaning whichever is less of an amount in years, bring that report. Gotcha.Quote:
lesser of the past 5 years or since high school graduation
They do or do not also ask you to list every job you've had since high school in the investigation packet though?
Wow. I certainly missed a whole lot since the weekend. As far as investigation goes: call the investigator! Let him/her know and continue to bombard with questions like "am I on track" or "what documents am I missing".
As far as pay, who cares. I know that my family will be taken care of once I'm in but my job is to save lives. I knew the pay was crap before I even signed up but I'm still sticking with it. And don't worry about the PHs; there is such a thing as karma but its a little more down to earth than you think. I know this had been said over and over again but if you do what you love the money will come.
any of you get an email survey for the mentorship program? I was disappointed the question "Why are you not in the current academy?" only allowed for multiple choice answers. lol
Jeez, I did all this YEARS ago and you guys are making ME nervous about it. Don't drive yourselves nuts anticipating what they want because they're going to TELL you.
Guys talking about pay: is it really that bad? I know the main draws of the job are not monetary but do you live comfortably?
I'm sure alot depends on lifestyle, and I know that most people have second jobs but is that to supplement income or out of necessity?
Lastly with Tier 6 I want to double check that after 25 years you retire with 50%, or is it the average of 5 years - if so which 5 years?
I lied one more thing, what are the chances of the line of duty death pension being reinstated? With a union as strong as FDNY I still don't understand how they made such a huge concession.
On the topic of pay, has the union decided who they are backing in the mayoral race? This is an important election as the uniformed services are already behind a few years on a contract. Whoever wins will have a significant impact on pay and benefits for the foreseeable future (and retro) for better or for worse.
I don't care about waiting. I guess the silver lining is that I have some time to prepare to get in shape for the physical. Until then, good luck to everyone who got called!
It's not about the money, but I like that the OT is here at D.O.C because I feel like im not on as much of a fixed income. Sometimes if I want to do something nice for the GF, I don't have to stress about money, because I can stop and think well I'll do a few OT's and that will cover it.. Or when that car insurance bill comes, Im not stressing over it, I can just do extra OT to help.
To add to the salary, I was going to say, it has to be one of the higher paid FD around the country, obviously its expensive to live in New York but I know a LT making 6 figures easy, plus the OT they are getting right now hes living very well.
76,xxx base pay for doing a 24 hour on, 72 off (once you find a mutual) its a pretty good salary i'd say, you could get a 2nd p/t job and still have plenty of time off.
I'm living it everyday, trust me.
Pay seems OK to me but I'm coming from the private sector where pay sucks, benefits suck, and the only retirement package or pension we have is a social security system that baby boomers will of long bankrupted by the time we're old enough to collect.