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    Default Dear Johns

    Has anyone received a Dear John letter yet ? I guess no news is good news for now !


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    Unhappy Friday 9-16

    The first round of "Dear John" letters will be out this friday.

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    Thanks Traveler & good luck getting past Friday happy !

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    don't get me wrong, but how are you sure that the "dear john's" will start this friday. Seems like whenever there is a time frame, something or someone gets it messed up. Not trying to stir anything, just wanting to know. Thanks and GOOD LUCK.

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    ffmedic11 all of us that work with these grants have various contacts that are "supposed" to be better informed than the majority of us. We call upon these people, keep our ears to the rail ,and most importantly, we listen to what they tell us. Armed with that, we try to give you all the benefit of our contacts within programs and through various channels. Brian, myself and Dixie generally tend to agree on most things in here, because we compare what our seperate contacts share with us and then reach a consensus on what it all means. My contacts indicate that the DJs will be sometime in the next 7 to 10 days. Since the goal is to have the program awards all awarded by Oct 31, I suspect that the first round will be out next week for those that did not make it past "competititve scoring". All of us will know by"spook day". Considering what has happened in previous years, this is a VAST improvement from before. At least we will not be waiting till after Xmas, like last year.
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    ktb,
    I have been reading alot of the posts here and have learned alot from them. I agree that you,BC and Dixie have offered the most valuable info into the AFG. You all have done us a great service by providing the info needed to get through the entire process. Thank you for all the info and good luck in the future.

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    Default Dear Johns

    When do e-mails get sent out for DJs? We're in New York and were wondering when we should expect it to appear if we're getting one?

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    Read above guy, they will probably start late this week or next week sometime, if they stick to what they are telling us at DHS.
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    Remember No DJ, is a good DJ !

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    Default I meant ....

    What time of day? I've seen that some ?s and 1199As are sent out at midnight ...

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    I have seen them going out at all times of the day. I can't really be specific and I don;t think they are either.
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    Default Nothing Friday

    Well good guess above ! But definitely no Dear Johns sent out Friday. That is unless my department & the other 20 I talked with are lying.

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    Tuesday is historically the DJ day of the week, but since this year they're being new and different on some things, maybe it will get changed up.

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    well Tuesday's gone with the wind. Anyone get DJ's today ?

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    Nothing yet, curious if all the Safer 1199's are completely out. Have two grants out there, a vehicle in the AFG and 3 firefighters in the other.

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    Kurt,

    You do a great job keeping our departments informed. People must learn Friday could mean two or more weeks in government.
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    Default Still Wondering?

    Did anyone get the "DJ" yet ? My prayers are with all of you. Good Luck to the rest of us whom wait in anticipation of the news

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    Nope............

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    No.... This is killing me.
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    The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter!! Either side of the hill.


    IACOJ PROUD

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    To the best of ALL possible sources, no specific known word on when DJs will start. I would expect by 1st to mid-Oct., maybe later with the 2nd hurricane looming. No news is still good news!


    **Maybe should add a late weekend PS...since Brian rode through Rita ok, Hey, Bri, you heard of any updates on the DJs??? I'll check again tomorrow, guys!
    Last edited by dixiechicknc; 09-25-2005 at 11:16 PM.
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