I want this as badly as anyone. I paid for the cram courses. I put in the time to prepare, to study, to get a good night's rest the night before, to get to my exam early. I dedicate myself everyday to hopefully be a part of the greatest department in the world. As for as the actual exam goes, this isn't advanced physics or trigonometry we're dealing with here. It is at an 8th grade reading level exam with basic arithmetic with audio and visual instruction. Does the exam really need to be dumbed down even more than it already has?
Again man, you're preaching to the choir. A whole hell of a lot of did the same exact things that you just described with 6019. According to the courts, it does not matter if they have nobody to blame but themselves for not actually sitting for and/or taking this seriously. It's literally all about numbers. No matter how physically impossible those numbers are to attain without, ya know, people actually taking the test. IMO quotas and quotas alone are the end game. I prey that this doesn't happen, trust me. But like I said pages back, I'm (a lot of us) pretty jaded at this point.
Just curious....does anyone know if the Judge's nephew is supposed to take this exam too?
I feel bad for the minorities who were a part of 6019. They studied, got a score worthy of acceptance but were told, "Others of your race didn't score high enough so you can't be a firefighter." If that's not a skin color-based kick in the oblongs, I don't know what it.
Either way, you'll go nuts trying to predict the future. The judge may get some pressure from his bosses and he may approve the test results. He may also hault all proceedings. You won't know until you're training at the Rock, or your filing for a lawsuit. Focus your attention on one step at a time. That is unless you have nothing else to do. In that case, type away!
Does anyone have a site that has some practice personality Q's? Or if not practice Q's, covers the topic in depth? I've gone over The Vulcan's prep so many times reviewing actual questions from there is useless at this point lol. I spent most of the afternoon trying to find some PSI examples but there isn't anything out there (that I could find).
Just to shoot you guys some info, Took the exam yesterday, of the 9 that were supposed to test, 6 including myself showed up, and the test proctor said that on st patty's day only 5 of 9 showed up. There was not any minorities for my test slot. So, don't let the 61,000 who signed up for the test scare anyone. I have a feeling the final numbers will be 35-40,000, still a lot, but it won't be 61,000
great article, worth the 5 minutes to read. If only more people felt this way.
Took the exam today. Will stay away from specifics, but to reiterate what was suggested by the Vulcans, the prep session, and Don McNea - study the videos closely and take notes. Also take all of the time allotted, don't rush through it. If you have extra time, USE IT.
Also, I have the Prep Guide from Don McNea. Its nearly identical to the Vulcan books, just more info. It wouldn't be right for me to distribute it widely, but the one copy I printed of it is up for grabs - whoever wants to come pick it up in Long Island City is welcome to it. First to PM me gets it.
Lastly - anyone who has taken the exam already, what did PSI tell you about getting your scores? They told me I'd be able to get my raw score in a day or so (!!!) but that final test scores (and maybe list number?) won't be available until May 11th. Does this ring a bell for anyone else? Has anyone else actually gotten their raw scores yet?
PS - anyone else who took 6019 will be relieved to know that this exam process was NOTHING compared to the $h!tshow that it was back in 2007. God, this was such a painless process compared to that.
Thanks, and good luck to are still waiting to take the test. Stay focused.
Hello all, my first post.
Wouldn't it be ironic if in the future this " judge " has a fire at his house and all of the old 6019 test takers respond to the fire. I don't think he would mind what color we are at that point now would he.
I understand all of bull**** my friends. I too was a 6019er. At the end of the day we just chalk it up as experience and see what this test brings us right? What's meant to be is what's meant to be. Things happen for a reason and at least we all have our family, or our healthy, or hopefully both.
With that being said I also noticed at my test of about 150 people I only saw about 8 non whites. This goes to show you that regardless of race color creed or religion the ones of us who want this **** show face. Those of us who paid for the test are actually showing up.
i believe the physical should be based on a grade also.. rather than "pass/fail".. if you finish the course you obviously pass, and if you finish the course the fastest you get a higher grade.. why isn't it like this?
then based on both grades (written, physical) move on to the next level..
When I asked the guy on the way out he said as far as he knew no scores would be out until the testing period was over. Sounds pretty logical to me.