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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    I checked my folder for you because I saw your question a few times...it states
    "lesser of the past 5 years or since high school graduation"

    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    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 typed
    lesser of the past 5 years or since high school graduation
    I didn't quite read that correctly. Meaning whichever is less of an amount in years, bring that report. Gotcha.

    They do or do not also ask you to list every job you've had since high school in the investigation packet though?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getting ready View Post
    Ahhhh I see. When you typed I didn't quite read that correctly. Meaning whichever is less of an amount in years, bring that report. Gotcha.

    They do or do not also ask you to list every job you've had since high school in the investigation packet though?
    They will ask you to list jobs since hs when you're at your psych. The detailed earnings is for your investigator which is completely different, but you can bring that paper with you to your psych to fill out questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    They will ask you to list jobs since hs when you're at your psych. The detailed earnings is for your investigator which is completely different, but you can bring that paper with you to your psych to fill out questions
    So last question and I'll leave you alone for the rest of your life. They don't ask you to fill out your employment history in the investigation packet? That doesn't sound right. Or do they only ask that you fill out the last 5 years as well?

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by getting ready View Post
    So last question and I'll leave you alone for the rest of your life. They don't ask you to fill out your employment history in the investigation packet? That doesn't sound right. Or do they only ask that you fill out the last 5 years as well?
    Lol its cool man I had tons of questions too. I believe they do ask you about your employment history in the packet. I honestly got mine and was excited and filled it out and forgot some of the details in it, its huge lol. There are definitely pages about employment in there though. Any other questions don't be scared to shoot me a pm on here. The packets were handed in so we no longer have those but any questions about residency, bills to save, etc just ask man

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    Quote Originally Posted by getting ready View Post
    So last question and I'll leave you alone for the rest of your life. They don't ask you to fill out your employment history in the investigation packet? That doesn't sound right. Or do they only ask that you fill out the last 5 years as well?
    Of course they do. They'll tell you what they want from you. And you'll have time to get it all together. Just RELAX.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    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
    Lol Yea I wanted to put because they didn't hire at the ratio they talked about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    Lol its cool man I had tons of questions too. I believe they do ask you about your employment history in the packet. I honestly got mine and was excited and filled it out and forgot some of the details in it, its huge lol. There are definitely pages about employment in there though. Any other questions don't be scared to shoot me a pm on here. The packets were handed in so we no longer have those but any questions about residency, bills to save, etc just ask man
    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    Of course they do. They'll tell you what they want from you. And you'll have time to get it all together. Just RELAX.

    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.

    Thanks and thanks...

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingHenrik View Post
    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.
    It's a living; you won't starve. But I don't need to tell you the pay is a minor issue for most of us. We love the job because of what it is. Money is always going to be an issue for you, but you won't care. You'll just be happy to go to work. And that makes up for the salary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getting ready View Post
    Thanks and thanks...
    You're welcome. But take that advice seriously and just relax. If you have a good list number and you want it enough to earn it, it'll happen. Just be ready for when it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    You're welcome. But take that advice seriously and just relax. If you have a good list number and you want it enough to earn it, it'll happen. Just be ready for when it does.
    Whats a good list number? :0(
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    Damn right. If I had to pick a team, it'd be the Mets because the Yankees are a bunch of prissy f****. But I find baseball about as useful as **** on a bull. Watching baseball is like sitting on a cement chair watching paint dry while listening to that stupid "stronger than the storm" song over and over again.
    I love you. That's top 5 greatest posts I've ever read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Chill bro.. I'm at 43xx.. We got this. You can't judge the numbers from this class or January's class be of the PH, and EMS guys.. Next July will give a much more accurate ratio..I'd say anyone under 7000 is fine.

    Waiting an extra year might suck, as long as I get in a class, doesn't matter if its the last class I'm fine. 2-3 years to wait for 25+ years of living the dream? I'll take it.
    Amen. Couldn't have said it myself. At the Rock getting the sh** beat out of us..it's a beautiful thing..

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    Whats a good list number? :0(
    One that'll get you hired in 4 years. Remember, the guy who graduates in last place from medical school is still a doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    Hold on here. DOCs top pay is the same as ours and so are your benefits, holidays and differentials. With deductions, there's absolutely no way you're taking home 3 grand a check. It's not possible. Are you talking about gross pay?
    dude, D.O.C basepay is the same, but we have plenty of OT.. At top pay with night differential (which me being steady night shift I get on all my OT) an overtime shift is over $500.. So if you do a few overtime shifts, which currently I usually do about 30-40 hours a month, your easily boosting your salary a few thousand each month. I've heard from plenty of C.O's who make 6 figure income routinely. The C.O I worked with the other night who has 8 years on the job made $127k last yr. So at 127K, im sure he's Netting 3k a check.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDsouthbxNY View Post
    Well, all I have for you is disappointment. There's no OT, well, there won't be whenever you get on so forget that. I'm not going to discuss MY particular financials, but if you follow the typical road map I can give you an idea. If you put 10% of your pay into tax differed plans (split between voluntary additional pension contributions and a 457 plan), what you'll take home in the average paycheck ain't gonna break $2,000. A few times a year you'll get Holiday Pay and uniform allowance, but that's it.

    Between taxes, pension costs, union dues and tax differed savings we net about 50% of our gross paycheck.

    This job pays s.h.i.t., but we love it anyway and that's the most important part........I just wish that dedication was currency for mortgage payments.....
    Well how come I keep hearing of people retiring with big pensions from FDNY and making over 100k a yr? or maybe these people are full of crap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingHenrik View Post
    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.

    Concession? Not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John246 View Post
    Well how come I keep hearing of people retiring with big pensions from FDNY and making over 100k a yr? or maybe these people are full of crap?
    Who are you hearing this from? At top pay, expect to make between 95,000, and 110,000. Depends on whether you're in an engine or a truck and a few other variables. At 100,000 you'll take home a paycheck that averages out over the year to about 2,100-2,200. OT pays well, but it'll be all but dried up towards the end of next year, beginning of 2015.

    I'm living it everyday, trust me.
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    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.
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