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    5 weeks to go !!! Hope no more push backs !!

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    I wonder if they got the OK to send letters now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean99900 View Post
    Next month they will tell us it start in October.
    Every month it's something different. What's the holdup now ?
    Welcome to the City of Philadelphia - where most departments can't walk and chew gum at the same time. They fixate on one issue at a time. Cannot multi-task.
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    I don't want to get on their nerves but my current job made "cut backs" due to financial issues today and I was one of them and they even said "well youll be in the fire academy soon anyway" so I wanna call and ask what hr think my next life move should be ... is there any new news from today?

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    I called yesterday and was told that the new start dates are scheduled for the 13th and 17th of September. She also told me letters should be out next week. So we'll see. Be patient everyone, I'm told it is a virtue, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuyPhilly View Post
    Welcome to the City of Philadelphia - where most departments can't walk and chew gum at the same time. They fixate on one issue at a time. Cannot multi-task.
    I realized that after it took two months to process physicals & backgrounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splakiotis View Post
    i called yesterday and was told that the new start dates are scheduled for the 13th and 17th of september. She also told me letters should be out next week. So we'll see. Be patient everyone, i'm told it is a virtue, lol.
    13th and 17th ? I was told the 9th and 13th. Guess depending on who pick up the phone we get different answers... Call tomorrow they going to tell me 17th & 21st lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE215 View Post
    13th and 17th ? I was told the 9th and 13th. Guess depending on who pick up the phone we get different answers... Call tomorrow they going to tell me 17th & 21st lol.

    They like to run them with the A/D platoons for some reason. the 9th is a 1st day work for the D, and a monday. The 13th is 1st day for the A on Friday. 17th 1st day for D on tuesday.

    will they want to start the classes on a monday/friday or Fruday/tuesday? who cares, as long as they start one of those days, finally!

    btw...any one know why they run wiht A/D and not B/C? just curious

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    I don't believe any start dates HR say until I get a letter in my hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFD188Hopeful View Post
    They like to run them with the A/D platoons for some reason. the 9th is a 1st day work for the D, and a monday. The 13th is 1st day for the A on Friday. 17th 1st day for D on tuesday.

    will they want to start the classes on a monday/friday or Fruday/tuesday? who cares, as long as they start one of those days, finally!

    btw...any one know why they run wiht A/D and not B/C? just curious
    Might not be intentional, the last class was the first time they did a double class like that. I do know that at least one of the class coordinators for 188/189 is currently D platoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFD188Hopeful View Post
    They like to run them with the A/D platoons for some reason. the 9th is a 1st day work for the D, and a monday. The 13th is 1st day for the A on Friday. 17th 1st day for D on tuesday.

    will they want to start the classes on a monday/friday or Fruday/tuesday? who cares, as long as they start one of those days, finally!

    btw...any one know why they run wiht A/D and not B/C? just curious
    The academy staff has two platoons. They happen to follow the A & D schedule, but only work dayworks. (So when A plt. in the field is working nights, the academy staff is working those C plt. days)

    Quote Originally Posted by ffwife83 View Post
    Might not be intentional, the last class was the first time they did a double class like that. I do know that at least one of the class coordinators for 188/189 is currently D platoon.
    The last class was not the first time to run back to back. 183/184 at least did it before, and I believe there were other instances prior.

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    Take it for what it's costing you, but I heard from a staff instructor that the 13th is now the "definite" start date, no more delays. They were going to start on 8/24, but the last classes have to go back to the academy for their one year testing.
    Opinions expressed are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Philadelphia Fire Department and/or IAFF Local 22.

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    I can't wait. So excited for an opportunity to prove myself.

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    Anybody talk to hr ? When should we expect letters ???

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    We were all waiting for you to call. Kidding!!

    I was hoping we'd have some word before the weekend. I know it's not new to wait for letters, but we have to have set a record for delays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maplephilly View Post
    we were all waiting for you to call. Kidding!!

    I was hoping we'd have some word before the weekend. I know it's not new to wait for letters, but we have to have set a record for delays.
    lol good one. Last time i called they were still waiting on an ok to send letters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by splakiotis View Post
    I called yesterday and was told that the new start dates are scheduled for the 13th and 17th of September. She also told me letters should be out next week. So we'll see. Be patient everyone, I'm told it is a virtue, lol.
    Book it. Straight from the Director's mouth.
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    Anyone have word on how far away the letters are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplephilly View Post
    Anyone have word on how far away the letters are?
    I'm looking for a letter this upcoming week if they got the OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean99900 View Post
    I'm looking for a letter this upcoming week if they got the OK.
    Again, with the speed with which the city moves, I would relax until Labor Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuyPhilly View Post
    Again, with the speed with which the city moves, I would relax until Labor Day.
    I wouldn't be surprise if they make us wait until the last min to send letters.

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    Def the 13th and 17th...and they hop to mail letters starting WEdnesday or thursday

    I hope no one is supserstitious about startingf on Friday the 13th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd188hopeful View Post
    def the 13th and 17th...and they hop to mail letters starting wednesday or thursday

    i hope no one is supserstitious about startingf on friday the 13th. :d
    sounds good ! Hope they do mail them next week...

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