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    Quote Originally Posted by bay_ridge_FF View Post
    I missed it. What did he say?
    Basically just talked about how disparate treatment isn't a type of remedy but rather a clear form of discrimination.


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    Anybody hear any more info on background packets????

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Anybody hear any more info on background packets????

    dude im right there with you. refreshing the page every 10 seconds and checking the mailbox for my packet haha. what were the rumors again for the packets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NycQ83 View Post
    dude im right there with you. refreshing the page every 10 seconds and checking the mailbox for my packet haha. what were the rumors again for the packets?
    Vaguely remember something about late August/September and reaching around 1100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NycQ83 View Post
    dude im right there with you. refreshing the page every 10 seconds and checking the mailbox for my packet haha. what were the rumors again for the packets?
    The newest rumor is end of September but only up to around 1100. Watch me just miss out because of my social security number. Who do I gotta complain to around here to get a new social security number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    The newest rumor is end of September but only up to around 1100. Watch me just miss out because of my social security number. Who do I gotta complain to around here to get a new social security number.
    Me and you both amigo - I'm btw 1100 and 1150. If I find out I missed out by that many #s......I'm most likely going to wait longer.

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    A little help here, guys: Any idea of what to eat for dinner for the night prior to the medical? And does anyone know if they will do bloodwork and don't want us to eat prior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bay_ridge_FF View Post
    A little help here, guys: Any idea of what to eat for dinner for the night prior to the medical? And does anyone know if they will do bloodwork and don't want us to eat prior?
    I barely ate anything the night before, but that was mostly nerves and not on purpose. I had maybe 5oz of grilled chicken and 1 cup of broccoli. The day of I wouldn't eat too much if you don't have to, they do bloodwork so I'd keep that in mind but you don't have to fast if you don't want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bay_ridge_FF View Post
    A little help here, guys: Any idea of what to eat for dinner for the night prior to the medical? And does anyone know if they will do bloodwork and don't want us to eat prior?
    I just remember when I went wayyyy back in the day, they mentioned not eating poppy seeded bagels for drug testing purposes. They ask you to list all the foods you've eaten in the previous 24 hour window as well as any supplements you might be on. They do bloodwork, but they don't expect you to starve yourself. I would just use common sense in regards to the night before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    I just remember when I went wayyyy back in the day, they mentioned not eating poppy seeded bagels for drug testing purposes. They ask you to list all the foods you've eaten in the previous 24 hour window as well as any supplements you might be on. They do bloodwork, but they don't expect you to starve yourself. I would just use common sense in regards to the night before.
    all the same this time around

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    Don't eat anything with high sugar content, especially in the morning. Happened to me, I ate something sweet in the morning for breakfast, shot my glucose level up, had to get another blood work from my doctor with a note. I checked out, but just a hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    I just remember when I went wayyyy back in the day, they mentioned not eating poppy seeded bagels for drug testing purposes. They ask you to list all the foods you've eaten in the previous 24 hour window as well as any supplements you might be on. They do bloodwork, but they don't expect you to starve yourself. I would just use common sense in regards to the night before.
    And no Quinine Water (Tonic Water) before medical either, as it will give a false positive on drug test. So no Gin and Tonics a night or two before the medical, lol!
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    Quick question for anyone OTJ...I keep hearing people in the academy going out on medical leave due to injuries and whatnot, and that they will most likely recycle. My question is: what is their status while out on medical leave from the academy? Are they still employed by FDNY and are they still on the payroll and remain in the pension system? My thought on this is I'm trying to get into the best shape of my life so that I can get through the academy and be a successful firefighter once I am out in the field, but of course s**t still happens. People in the best of shape can get injured. And I was just wondering lately what would happen if I were to get injured and have to go on medical leave with the plan of recycling into the following class? Would I be out of a job and income for 6 months? Obviously, that could be a major problem with bills to pay and a family to support. So I think it's a legitimate concern and I just thought I would get some insight on that. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MESAman View Post
    Quick question for anyone OTJ...I keep hearing people in the academy going out on medical leave due to injuries and whatnot, and that they will most likely recycle. My question is: what is their status while out on medical leave from the academy? Are they still employed by FDNY and are they still on the payroll and remain in the pension system? My thought on this is I'm trying to get into the best shape of my life so that I can get through the academy and be a successful firefighter once I am out in the field, but of course s**t still happens. People in the best of shape can get injured. And I was just wondering lately what would happen if I were to get injured and have to go on medical leave with the plan of recycling into the following class? Would I be out of a job and income for 6 months? Obviously, that could be a major problem with bills to pay and a family to support. So I think it's a legitimate concern and I just thought I would get some insight on that. Thanks.
    Im not sure, but in corrections (city job, so maybe the same policy) im pretty sure of you go out on medical leave for an on the job or OFF the job injury, you still collect a paycheck, BUT, you will get placed on chronic leave status upon your return.. So in corrections, chronic sick status means you'll never get a steady tour, never get a steady assignment, never be approved to do mutual or have time off, and will be required to report to the city doctor everytime calling out.

    FDNY im guessing would be similar? I don't know how bad chronic leave is for a fire fighter, but for corrections its a b*tch because the perks about the job that work for me would be taken away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Me and you both amigo - I'm btw 1100 and 1150. If I find out I missed out by that many #s......I'm most likely going to wait longer.

    me too, im in the same range. It ****es me off that they didnt go to decimals and they broke ties using social security. I definitely would have been down for some rock paper scissors or something; I really got a technique down, I'm unbeatable in that! lol


    All seriousness though I can see them giving packets out to all the 102 scores. 1100 is just short of all the 102's and its not like they would be giving out an outrageous amount of packets by doing so. If its 200 spots for OC in January would need a 1:5 ratio and 250 spots for OC guys would be just a 1:4 ratio in order to reach 1000 guys (which would be near 1100 since they went through about 100 OC guys for this July class). both 200 and 250 have been numbers thrown out there about this January class and they always process more guys then needed just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NycQ83 View Post
    me too, im in the same range. It ****es me off that they didnt go to decimals and they broke ties using social security. I definitely would have been down for some rock paper scissors or something; I really got a technique down, I'm unbeatable in that! lol


    All seriousness though I can see them giving packets out to all the 102 scores. 1100 is just short of all the 102's and its not like they would be giving out an outrageous amount of packets by doing so. If its 200 spots for OC in January would need a 1:5 ratio and 250 spots for OC guys would be just a 1:4 ratio in order to reach 1000 guys (which would be near 1100 since they went through about 100 OC guys for this July class). both 200 and 250 have been numbers thrown out there about this January class and they always process more guys then needed just in case.
    Was thinking the same thing. What does concern me is that the chief originally released the first 1100 names off the list. I know it's a different organization and all, but it concerns me nonetheless.

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    Thanks guys. I had a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs on account that I just worked out and was seriously starving. The only thing I eat in the morning are fruits and grains so I'm hoping that won't be an issue.

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    O and of course I will tell you guys who are expecting your medical what to bring that could alleviate any potential trips back.

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    I passed the medical the first time around in May or June I forgot. 2 out of 7 of us passed. The first time on the stairs where you can't double your pulse is the hardest. But what you have to do is concentrate, not listen to what the idiots in the room are talking about, and control your breathing. They talk in there and they aren't supposed to and any additional work on your body / mind like listening, thinking, etc will cause your rate to go up so just go on there and relax, concentrate, block out everything that's going on in that room and control your breathing. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MESAman View Post
    Quick question for anyone OTJ...I keep hearing people in the academy going out on medical leave due to injuries and whatnot, and that they will most likely recycle. My question is: what is their status while out on medical leave from the academy? Are they still employed by FDNY and are they still on the payroll and remain in the pension system? My thought on this is I'm trying to get into the best shape of my life so that I can get through the academy and be a successful firefighter once I am out in the field, but of course s**t still happens. People in the best of shape can get injured. And I was just wondering lately what would happen if I were to get injured and have to go on medical leave with the plan of recycling into the following class? Would I be out of a job and income for 6 months? Obviously, that could be a major problem with bills to pay and a family to support. So I think it's a legitimate concern and I just thought I would get some insight on that. Thanks.
    Being on medical leave during the academy is an embarrassment, avoid it. You'd better have a pretty legit story for being there or it's going to be a difficult time.

    Here's the deal:

    If you hurt yourself OFF the job you'll be terminated. While you might be able to recycle through the next class, you will not be on the payroll or covered by any benefits. You then have to begin the process again.

    If you are injured while training at the academy, you will be seen by a dept. doctor. If you cannot continue, you will be placed on ML and report 5 days a week to a light duty position at Metrotech in Brooklyn. You will probably work Tuesday through Saturday.

    Bottom line is this: do not get hurt. Don't complain when you have a little ache. MAN UP! If youre hurt, youre hurt.....BUT, If you have to go to the hospital from proby school, they better have to carry you there.

    The number of probys on medical leave is astounding right now. The talk in the field is how embarrassing it is. It has never been higher than it is right now, so take this as the exception and not the rule.
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