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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie81 View Post
    I think it would say in hiring process if you were getting a letter
    Can anyone who recieved a letter confirm what their status is on the website? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie81 View Post
    at least one person near 1200 got one so who knows how they are picking. It might be out of a hat for all we know.
    You've confirmed this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravendmb1 View Post
    Can anyone who recieved a letter confirm what their status is on the website? Thanks!
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but from what is being posted above and on the previous pages, it seems we have established that orientation-letter recipients are those with an application status of "in hiring process".

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    Hey, I'm in the 1200's and just got my letter...I have a few questions maybe someone can help me out..

    1. Does the letter mean that I'm high enough on the list to be considered for a position for the 2 classes/ I would assume so since i got a letter, just figured with my list number I would be out of the range.

    2. It included a body mass index..is this the "target" weight per height ratio that I need to pass in order to be considered if I get to the medical exam?

    3. Should I fill out the Pa Dept of Health background check form if I am already an Emt? I was going to anyway..but just curious.

    4. Any other helpful tips/insight from others who are or have been at this point in the process?

    Thanks.

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    Your in the 1200s and got a letter? How is that possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutts09 View Post
    You've confirmed this?



    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but from what is being posted above and on the previous pages, it seems we have established that orientation-letter recipients are those with an application status of "in hiring process".
    I am in the lower 300's, my aplication satus says in hiring and i did not receive a lteer. I called the city and i was told they are not even around the 400's

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    My letter was dated may 11th... I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Hey, I'm in the 1200's and just got my letter...I have a few questions maybe someone can help me out..

    1. Does the letter mean that I'm high enough on the list to be considered for a position for the 2 classes/ I would assume so since i got a letter, just figured with my list number I would be out of the range.

    2. It included a body mass index..is this the "target" weight per height ratio that I need to pass in order to be considered if I get to the medical exam?

    3. Should I fill out the Pa Dept of Health background check form if I am already an Emt? I was going to anyway..but just curious.

    4. Any other helpful tips/insight from others who are or have been at this point in the process?

    Thanks.
    I see your an EMT, when did you send in your certification was if after the first list came out? If so there was a revised list for emt/firefihter1's and so on

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    Quote Originally Posted by antny9111 View Post
    I am in the lower 300's, my aplication satus says in hiring and i did not receive a lteer. I called the city and i was told they are not even around the 400's
    BigGriffC12 says he is in the 1200's.... So someone is full of crap, my money is on the city.

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    Delete post due to posting twice.
    Last edited by BigGriffC12; 05-15-2012 at 07:03 PM. Reason: double post by accident.

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    Ant..I never sent in my EMT cert because I didn't receive it until Dec 17th..I had to miss class to take the written..and I went for my FFI the day after the written..so I doubt that it has nothing to do with it.
    Maybe they are giving preference to disabled veterans? I don't know. To be quite honest, I kind of wrote it off for the first 2 classes..figured maybe I'd get lucky and make it into the last class before the test ran out.

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    May 31st ... 100's for me as well

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    May 29th orientation for me.

    My GF who took the exam as well ranked 400's and did not receive a letter.

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    May 31 for me low 200s

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    I am sitting here and am absolutely, positively incredulous at what I am seeing. Instead of coming on here and asking each other about "hey did you get a letter, what number are you?" or "the city did not give me an answer to this question" or "I think the city is full of schit" or whatever, you guys should all be banding together and organizing.......Go to a CAFFA meeting, or contact CAFFA and find an attorney who knows the Civil Service system in Philly.......file a lawsuit gentlemen, or the city will just trample all over you......oh, excuse me, my bad- they already have.
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    ......and the reason someone in the 1200's got a letter is because they want to make sure they get enough preferred demographic applicants that will pass the background, pizz and physical tests in order to get enough preferred demographic recruits............and the reason someone (a female at that) in the 400's did not get a letter???? GET A LAWYER!!!!!!! FILE AN INJUNCTION TO STOP THEM FROM HIRING WITH THIS LIST UNTIL THE QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Hey, I'm in the 1200's and just got my letter...I have a few questions maybe someone can help me out..
    BigGriff, If you don't mind answering a few questions, it might shed some light on a few things for everyone's benefit.

    1. Are you a white male?
    2. Is your rank on the list near the top of your group of scores? Ie. you said you scored in the 80's, so are you near the top of that group of scores?

    Trying to determine if this is the banding they were talking about. It's possible that they are taking the top people from each band of scores...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I am sitting here and am absolutely, positively incredulous at what I am seeing. Instead of coming on here and asking each other about "hey did you get a letter, what number are you?" or "the city did not give me an answer to this question" or "I think the city is full of schit" or whatever, you guys should all be banding together and organizing.......Go to a CAFFA meeting, or contact CAFFA and find an attorney who knows the Civil Service system in Philly.......file a lawsuit gentlemen, or the city will just trample all over you......oh, excuse me, my bad- they already have.
    You really talk a lot about "law suits", "class action", "injunctions", etc. I remember reading how when you tested you were passed over several times despite scoring high. Did you file a lawsuit? I'm not saying you didn't, but if you did, it doesn't look like it served you well. Just saying...

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    Fixxer..I am a 26 year old married white male.

    I'd put myself in the mid-80s.

    I really shouldn't have said anything, I feel like I'm going to be stoned to death when I show up for my orientation.

    I'll be honest with everyone,like I said I wrote Philly off, oh well, I'd rather go to a museum then an amusement park, guess I'm not cutting it this round..I focused on other things, other jobs, going to school..and I got a letter. I didn't expect it, I didn't plan for it, but I'm not going to apologize for it or call the city and be like NO..I don't deserve it.

    Sorry if anyone gets offended, wasn't my fault, but I got a chance and I'll be da*nd if I don't make the most of it. Good luck to everyone else.

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    Maybe they did 1 group for residents, 1 for high scores, and 1 for vets..because honestly, even with banding, I find it hard to believe that they would get to my list number..for 180 spots? just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonBomb6 View Post
    I think it all has something to do with your emt cert... I think they bumped you up in rank and they just didn't tell you. It could have been a mistake but show up to orientation and see what happens...Don't let anyone else tell you don't deserve it because any other man in your position would do the same exact thing. For all you know they bumped your rank... don't sweat it.
    Bro, I still think it is a mistake..But everything has my correct name and address on it.

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    I talked to HR in the Fire Dept and she said they only sent out 300 letters . She also said that there might be other round of letters going out later this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the shadow View Post
    You really talk a lot about "law suits", "class action", "injunctions", etc. I remember reading how when you tested you were passed over several times despite scoring high. Did you file a lawsuit? I'm not saying you didn't, but if you did, it doesn't look like it served you well. Just saying...
    If you are saying that in general lawsuits dont serve anyone well, I only have this to say.....The consent decree got dissolved, didnt it?????? (which is precisely why the city is now playing these games.)....Just saying.........
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    So is the current rumor 2 classes this summer and 2 more in 2013? Im most likely going to pass up the first academy but really do not want to regret that decision if there won't be any classes at a later date.

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