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    Quote Originally Posted by alphahwiskey08 View Post
    Today while calling HR to change my address I learned that orientation letters were mailed out today with the first orientation being on the 29th.
    Did they by any chance say how many letters went out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by the shadow View Post
    Did they by any chance say how many letters went out?
    No, she didn't tell me how many nor did I ask. I just know I'm to expect my letter tomorrow or the day after, so I will update when I have it in hand.
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    Well then I am thinking I should be getting mine next week.

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    Got my letter as well. Very basic information, when and where the orientation is and forms to complete for background checks. There is also a height and weight chart included (Wasn't sure they were doing that). A question for current FF's will they disqualify candidates for that ? Im not obese and in good health just a little over the limit.

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    What dates your orientation?

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    Where is the orientation being held? I assume it will be at the Fire Academy. What is the time frame was given?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie81 View Post
    I just found out the city DOESN'T have my appeal and I sent it certified. The woman is looking for it and wouldn't answer any of my questions on the phone. WTF!
    Do you have the return receipt? This, boys and girls is why we send ANY documents to the City of Philadelphia by certified mail.

    Do you guys still believe you dont need to file a lawsuit?
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Do you have the return receipt? This, boys and girls is why we send ANY documents to the City of Philadelphia by certified mail.

    Do you guys still believe you dont need to file a lawsuit?
    Yes absolutely!

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    I heard someone who was almost 1200 on the list got an orientation letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie81 View Post
    I heard someone who was almost 1200 on the list got an orientation letter.
    .....and do you still believe you dont need to file a lawsuit?
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie81 View Post
    I heard someone who was almost 1200 on the list got an orientation letter.
    Interesting...

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    Got my letter today ... talk about anxiety

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    If thats the case where is my letter ? im in the high 900s

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo27 View Post
    If thats the case where is my letter ? im in the high 900s
    If you go to phila.gov and check your status what does it say?

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    Eligible For Hire. Does that mean i should get a letter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo27 View Post
    Eligible For Hire. Does that mean i should get a letter?
    I think it would say in hiring process if you were getting a letter

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonBomb6 View Post
    I heard the academy you have to run a mile and a half.
    Yeah, maybe the first week.... After that, prepare for runs working your way up to about 5 miles. That is in addition to fire tower runs and regular PT exercises. It will kick your *****. Obviously if you're in shape, it will help. However, don't be under the misconception that if you're fit it will be easy. Everyone PT's until they break...

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