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    Are any out of towners not coming back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Are any out of towners not coming back?
    I'm definitely coming back!! I studied too hard, came too close last year and have worked too hard to not go back. I'm hoping the interviews are balanced and fair this year though. I'm glad that I got an 8am time slot though. Get the rest of the day off to enjoy austin before heading home.

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    Where are you coming from?

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    My interview is at 0800 on the 17th! Anyone else here have that date and time?

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    I would have been coming back but I got a conditional offer from a department earlier this week. Seems crazy to interview that many people. Fractions of points will make the difference if you're continued in the process or not. Good luck everyone!


    Quote Originally Posted by psilentchild View Post
    Are any out of towners not coming back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame803 View Post
    My interview is at 0800 on the 17th! Anyone else here have that date and time?
    Same here. Kinda sucks seeing as I live 2 hours away. Will probably have to get a hotel in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestcoast858 View Post
    I would have been coming back but I got a conditional offer from a department earlier this week. Seems crazy to interview that many people. Fractions of points will make the difference if you're continued in the process or not. Good luck everyone!
    Same here. End of the road to the AFD for me. Was it Houston by any chance?

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    No sir. Southern California. But if Houston is where you got picked up, congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen31 View Post
    Same here. End of the road to the AFD for me. Was it Houston by any chance?

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    Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers, soon to be fathers, and wanna be fathers.

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    Based on what I have read about the vendor, Morris & McDaniel, the interviews will all be video based. That is probably how they are able to do so many, they just record you and grade it later...

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    I'm coming from southern california. BestCoast...what dept did you get an offer from? Congrats btw!!

    ChuckBubba, where did you read that info from? Link maybe?

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    Video interviews would require a lot of money in cameras and men to man them/ administer the test. I think they are doing citizen panels or the teachers from that school are grading our responses based on a given template.
    But that is just my shot in the dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Matt View Post
    Video interviews would require a lot of money in cameras and men to man them/ administer the test. I think they are doing citizen panels or the teachers from that school are grading our responses based on a given template.
    But that is just my shot in the dark.

    Maybe they will grade on a curve?

    And since it is Texas no one fails!!

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    Maybe they'll move all 5,000 of us forward to CPAT, too.

    By the way, if anyone needs somewhere to stay for SOIs, I live about 15 minutes away from Bowie HS. My interview is the 18th at 1 p.m. and could give a ride if yours is the same time. Otherwise it's two buses away.
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    I talked to someone today...the interview will be a recorded interview that will be graded on a later date...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame803 View Post
    I talked to someone today...the interview will be a recorded interview that will be graded on a later date...
    Dame, who did you talk to? Reliable source?

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    Darn Feds want everything tapped I mean taped

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSplinter View Post
    Dame, who did you talk to? Reliable source?
    Yes, very reliable!

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    Have any of you gone out for San Antonio? Their application process makes me jealous of the simplicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliciaaaaah View Post
    Have any of you gone out for San Antonio? Their application process makes me jealous of the simplicity.
    On the flip side, it seems to be a total boy's club there. Only 9 females in the top 200 candidates from last year.

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    I am. I like their process much much more than Austin's. Even though everything depends pretty much on your initial test, if you do well there, and stay out of trouble, everything is straight forward...no bs with retesting, test leaks, investigations etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliciaaaaah View Post
    On the flip side, it seems to be a total boy's club there. Only 9 females in the top 200 candidates from last year.
    Also, downside of having to live in San Antonio! Jk, Jk, I'm from SA. I'm probably going to apply too. I wish Austin's test process was simple like SAFD too.

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    You do not have to live there just driving in sa

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    Anyone else going to the Q&A session they just emailed about? Wondering if it's worth missing a PFP session or giving up my only night off from PFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliciaaaaah View Post
    Anyone else going to the Q&A session they just emailed about? Wondering if it's worth missing a PFP session or giving up my only night off from PFP.
    I'll probably go, you should do a morning PFP session with us! Then you won't have to miss.

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