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    Hey Fixxer, I dropped over 75 pounds to make weight. I want this bad!! I now run a 6:30 mile and did the Broad Street Run. Can't wait!!
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    We're driving ourselves crazy trying to figure out a start date... It's safe to say no one knows, but hr... Sometime next week or so we should have the exact date...

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    This real has been an emotional journey. You really have to have put your life on hold for this opportunity.

    I am on the border being just under 378 on the list. Cross fingers for me. I know they interviews into the 450's.

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    Sorry for the iPhone typos. Ugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by maplephilly View Post
    this real has been an emotional journey. You really have to have put your life on hold for this opportunity.

    I am on the border being just under 378 on the list. Cross fingers for me. I know they interviews into the 450's.
    very true... U should be good to get hired...

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    For what it's worth....August 12th/16th

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    How far in advance will the letters come out? Do some people drop out the first days?

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    A bunch of people dropped the first day in sept due to it "not being for them". Crazy to think you would go through the whole thing just to take a spot from someone else

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    Thanks Norf!

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    They may fill in the spots of people who drop in the first tour with replacements. If you're close to the top but don't get a letter just be on standby for the first few days. When they call you to be a replacement they expect you to be there that day.
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    Any sense of what percentage don't pass the physical? I'm trying to gage my chances as my number is just under 375

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplephilly View Post
    Any sense of what percentage don't pass the physical? I'm trying to gage my chances as my number is just under 375
    By u getting a physical I think you're good. Last yr they cancel mines bc they had enough people. They invested in you so your chances look good plus a lot of people didn't show up.

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    Thanks Sean. Did you mean a lot of people didn't show up for the physical? I passed my physical, just waiting for the drug test which I'll pass as I don't even take vitamins.

    I am dedicating July to crossfit to get in even better shape for the Academy. I want this bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplephilly View Post
    Thanks Sean. Did you mean a lot of people didn't show up for the physical? I passed my physical, just waiting for the drug test which I'll pass as I don't even take vitamins.

    I am dedicating July to crossfit to get in even better shape for the Academy. I want this bad.
    Orientation we had about 4 tables that were empty that's why they went up to 450 or so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplephilly View Post
    Hey Fixxer, I dropped over 75 pounds to make weight. I want this bad!! I now run a 6:30 mile and did the Broad Street Run. Can't wait!!
    That is impressive. That is the type of motivation/dedication that we want, not the "this better than what I was doing" people.

    FYI, HR doesn't know the start date either. It's a matter of when everything is finished being processed and where it aligns with the pay periods as well as aligning with A & D platoon first dayworks.

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    Thanks Fixxer!

    Is It still the drug tests that are slowing things down? I imagine background checks are done by this point?

    I do want this bad. The wait is killing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxer View Post
    The 2 year mark is from when the list is published. Your original list was published 3/7/12 and the supplemental (amended) list was published 3/22/12. Either way, it is highly unlikely that there will be another class from this list.
    Fixxer, that was changed. The clock no longer starts ticking when a list is published, but rather when someone is interviewed for hiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maplephilly View Post
    Hey Fixxer, I dropped over 75 pounds to make weight. I want this bad!! I now run a 6:30 mile and did the Broad Street Run. Can't wait!!
    Awesome work! I also dropped about 80lbs. my mile time is only about 8 muinites tho

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    From what I hear, you and I are ahead of the curve. Some people comes in as haven't done a thing to prepare.

    Congrats on the weight loss. I ran 5.5 miles this morning and really want to enter the academy in the best the shape possible.

    I wonder if some people won't make weight? Sadly, every person h

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    Who drops off makes the odds of myself making the cut better with my ranking. Anyone have an idea of how far down the list they'll end up?

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