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    In the first week of CPAT training at the Rock we had over 5 rows of seats filled with candidates. Now we barely fill up 2 full rows. Some guys I seen the first day where about to throw up from the stairs or dummy drag and others where out of shape and I never seen them again. The DCAS test hasn't even started and there are less guys showing up. Maybe some guys got a good time at first and don't have the need to show up but many quit. Don't lose hope guys this job is not for everyone many people as I seen realized that or mayb deferred until they get into better shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    I think its a day over 29 is too old to file.



    Every one else check this out.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1713092
    Wow, hope she gets justice. People shouldn't have to fear for their careers because they spoke the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkopie View Post
    Expires on June 23, 2017 (I know it's June 20something.) If you call DCAS, they'll tell you in the automated system.

    I'm 46xx and beginning to worry also. And I turn 30 in 2018, so I'm hoping I can somehow get in before I get cut off.


    thank you. yeah i'll be 27 later this year. here's to hoping we're both young enough still by the time the next filing period opens.

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    Im 46**....if packets gget sent out for the 100 people....we are gonna have no problem....if they dont send packets....im gonna cry
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyD0pe View Post
    In the first week of CPAT training at the Rock we had over 5 rows of seats filled with candidates. Now we barely fill up 2 full rows. Some guys I seen the first day where about to throw up from the stairs or dummy drag and others where out of shape and I never seen them again. The DCAS test hasn't even started and there are less guys showing up. Maybe some guys got a good time at first and don't have the need to show up but many quit. Don't lose hope guys this job is not for everyone many people as I seen realized that or mayb deferred until they get into better shape.
    Saw that a lot when I went for my cpat training. One guy was telling the instructor that he runs 1.5 miles 3-4x a week the first week we were there. The instructor told him that isn't even my warm up, you should be doing at least 4 miles, 5x a week. They guys face dropped and he never showed up again lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkopie View Post
    6 maybe 7(if they squeeze in another class before the list expires in june rather than the usual july), assuming 2 classes a year until june 2017, and assuming they keep hiring at a steady rate
    OK let's assume 6 classes then. That means that if the hiring ratio is a steady 3:1, that means they'll have to go through roughly 900 candidates for each class. So 900 potential candidates times 6 classes is 5400 candidates, and that's not taking into consideration the candidates who are no longer interested in the job, cannot prove residency, etc., so they'll most likely go beyond 5400 on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador611 View Post
    Im 46**....if packets gget sent out for the 100 people....we are gonna have no problem....if they dont send packets....im gonna cry
    LOL, yeah me too man
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    [QUOTE=Patiently_Waiting;1402822]LOL, yeah me too man[/
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    Your like the same list number as me

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    [QUOTE=Matador611;1402826]
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    LOL, yeah me too man[/
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    Your like the same list number as me
    Yep maybe we'll see each other in the academy in 3 years lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patiently_Waiting View Post
    OK let's assume 6 classes then. That means that if the hiring ratio is a steady 3:1, that means they'll have to go through roughly 900 candidates for each class. So 900 potential candidates times 6 classes is 5400 candidates, and that's not taking into consideration the candidates who are no longer interested in the job, cannot prove residency, etc., so they'll most likely go beyond 5400 on the list.
    Yeah, I always do the math to give myself hope, but not holding breath. Still training like I would be in the next class though, even though I know it's probably 2016 at earliest, if at all.

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    Just called on the phone to come in for a one on one with the psychiatrist. For anyone else that had to go in for a one on one what should I expect? I need a drink
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    Just called on the phone to come in for a one on one with the psychiatrist. For anyone else that had to go in for a one on one what should I expect? I need a drink
    Do you have anything in your history like a DWI or other offense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Do you have anything in your history like a DWI or other offense?
    No completely clean record, not even a moving violation. I was just honest about the fact I took zoloft for a few months 11 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    Just called on the phone to come in for a one on one with the psychiatrist. For anyone else that had to go in for a one on one what should I expect? I need a drink
    You had mentioned it had been weeks since your psych and your haven't heard anything. They recently contacted you about it? How did they reach you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador611 View Post
    Im 46**....if packets gget sent out for the 100 people....we are gonna have no problem....if they dont send packets....im gonna cry
    If they don't get up to 8500s like projected by the commissioner then the list should be extended. Too many grading tricks used to hand out points and take away from where they were deserved. i.e. the last section being worth half the grade despite it having no relevance or consistency.
    Sorry just reminded of how ****ed I am that I got screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NycQ83 View Post
    You had mentioned it had been weeks since your psych and your haven't heard anything. They recently contacted you about it? How did they reach you?
    Called by phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    No completely clean record, not even a moving violation. I was just honest about the fact I took zoloft for a few months 11 years ago.
    Ahhh yeah they'll prob just want to discuss that in detail.I went a few years back and they just wanted to discuss my dwai. I think I was in there for like 20 minutes or so.

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    yea I agree with Vek, I think you'll be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Ahhh yeah they'll prob just want to discuss that in detail.I went a few years back and they just wanted to discuss my dwai. I think I was in there for like 20 minutes or so.
    Do they let you know right there that you're good to go or is it basically no news is good news ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    Do they let you know right there that you're good to go or is it basically no news is good news ?
    Things have obviously changed in the process from a few years back, but this is how it went:

    Basically I went in one morning (dressed in jeans and a polo as the letter I received indicated no dress code), sat down in a chair and a nice chat about my past with a woman I had just met that day. She was actually really nice, which made things very easy (I'm assuming she's a licensed shrink). Once I walked out of that office, I never heard another thing about that conversation so I assume I "passed" the test. If I had to guess, it's probably another one of those "no news is good news" kind of situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    No completely clean record, not even a moving violation. I was just honest about the fact I took zoloft for a few months 11 years ago.
    I think he just wants to meet you in person and make sure you're all right. 11 years ago is a very long time, but I guess they have to check anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vekdoggs75 View Post
    Things have obviously changed in the process from a few years back, but this is how it went:

    Basically I went in one morning (dressed in jeans and a polo as the letter I received indicated no dress code), sat down in a chair and a nice chat about my past with a woman I had just met that day. She was actually really nice, which made things very easy (I'm assuming she's a licensed shrink). Once I walked out of that office, I never heard another thing about that conversation so I assume I "passed" the test. If I had to guess, it's probably another one of those "no news is good news" kind of situations.
    Good luck to you and Tom. I honestly don't know anything about it but seeing as how they were planning on hiring people with felonies or something a year ago I gotta imagine as long as you've kept your nose clean and been stable for a while you are all good as long as you are honest (aside from your weekly # of beers maybe).

    My thinking is that they aren't hiring the person you were 10 years ago they are hiring the person you are now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkopie View Post
    Yeah, I always do the math to give
    myself hope, but not holding breath. Still training like I would be in the next class though, even though I know it's probably 2016 at earliest, if at all.
    Wats your approximate list number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by River6019 View Post
    Good luck to you and Tom. I honestly don't know anything about it but seeing as how they were planning on hiring people with felonies or something a year ago I gotta imagine as long as you've kept your nose clean and been stable for a while you are all good as long as you are honest (aside from your weekly # of beers maybe).

    My thinking is that they aren't hiring the person you were 10 years ago they are hiring the person you are now.
    Yeah I'm not worried about it. I've kept my nose clean since the last round of processing (Thank God). Tom, when you go in to talk, just be cool, calm, and collect. You'll do fine man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador611 View Post
    Wats your approximate list number?
    46xx

    PS. When I took my test, the names in the video didn't match the names in my booklet... I was speaking to someone else about the test last week and they said theirs wasn't like that. Anyone else experience that? I assume they just gave me like booklet A even though I was in room C or something like that. Too late to do anything now, just curiousity.

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