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    Has anyone tried to contact them for an update?


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    Still glad my apprehension is still in play. Been down this road before. The nerves, the anxiety, the highs and lows..everything about this process the past 7 years has been a big question. Mentally I've moved on, i do hope it happens for me, and the rest of the process vets...but i am no longer holding my breath. And im fine with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BODE View Post
    Still glad my apprehension is still in play. Been down this road before. The nerves, the anxiety, the highs and lows..everything about this process the past 7 years has been a big question. Mentally I've moved on, i do hope it happens for me, and the rest of the process vets...but i am no longer holding my breath. And im fine with that.
    Well said Bode and I feel the same way. Fortunately for me I have a good career, but some people aren't so lucky and there are probably some people out of work just hoping to get this job, so have to feel fortunate about the place I'm in. I recall the excitement of processing the first time through and thinking it was going to happen, and for some this is their first time through now, so I know where their head is at.

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    I agree with Bode and Dalsh with the above statements. Talk about a dilemma.....I've got an 11 month old and a family to support (as others do). Was just offered a promotion at my current job (corporate) after I gave them the heads-up about CFD. I'm now going to be taking a paycut by going with CFD SHOULD i get called.

    Perhaps my dream was best suited when I was younger, single, no kids. Because to be honest, no way my kids are going to CPS and private school tuition these days?????

    Alot to consider.............

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    I was just down at personnel to turn in City/State vehicle registration for a new car. I asked to speak with Ms. Hammond to see if my upcoming trip out of state would interfere with the background calls. She was not in her office, but the secretary called her in another part of the building and she said that calls have just begun to go out. Also, she said that they will work with people's schedules to accommodate them. I hope we hear something soon, but like most of you, I can't help but to be reserved in my excitement. We'll see.....

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    No doubt Jetguy, everyone's lives have most certainly changed over the course of this long process, so it's definitely a lot to think about and a life changing commitment. This isn't just a matter of a new job, you're talking about a completely different lifestyle for most. Most on here probably aren't used to the schedule, most aren't used to going to a job where you are risking your life, many will be taking a paycut to start, many having to have to move to Chicago, which people with families could also mean private schools. Definitely no easy decisions and the more people impacted in your life, the more complicated it becomes.

    In my opinion, it's important to keep options, so everyone should continue to process, while thinking about these sort of decisions and if the time comes that you are given an offer of employment, then you can decide if you wish to pursue that or if at that time in your life, it's no longer for you.

    My buddy and I were both seniors in college when tested and he now has over 5 years on, so quite envious of him.....
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    Can't disagree here. I'm pulling in six figures and just finished my degree. It looks like my back-up plan is taking care of me well. I'm not in it for the money though, so I will jump on CFD first call I get

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    No questions take CFD over any job. Been so close but yet so far already in this process.. just ready for a start date

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    Or you can sign up for CPD test coming in December.

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    .............
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    But why jump on battleship when you have boarding pass cruiseship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefus View Post
    But why jump on battleship when you have boarding pass cruiseship?
    Because unlike CFD, everyone on the list that's qualified gets their chance to be CPD. They exhaust their list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefus View Post
    But why jump on battleship when you have boarding pass cruiseship?
    Boarding pass? I think it's more standby and with standby, sometimes the ship fills.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefus View Post
    Has anyone tried to contact them for an updte?
    long, long, long time reader; first time poster

    called last week and again on monday just to check on the status of everything and to make sure all of my paperwork was in order and there weren't any holdups on my end. got ms. hammond's voicemail last week and this week was told she was on vacation and would be back at some point this week and would return my call. perhaps they are waiting for some of the people doing the cpat through the city to catch up.

    hopefully soon.

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    CFD v. CPD charity baseball game is this Friday, August 2, at U.S. Cellular Field. Lots open at 5, gates open at 6, event starts at 7. $10 tickets and free parking.

    $5 in advance:
    http://cpdbaseball-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=30
    Last edited by Dalsh321; 07-31-2013 at 03:01 PM.

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    I dont understand why they would be waiting on people passing the CPAT when they already had a nice size group of people who had already passed the cpat. In my class about 15 of us had already taken and passed the CPAT, so if you figure that number would be true then their should be 60 people already. Ms Hammond did say that the people who did take the CPAT already would be moved to the head of the line. I was hoping to have already gotten a phone call. Keep on playing the waiting game, i guess.

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    All of us who handed in cpat were expecting to hear back already..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbsmith28 View Post
    All of us who handed in cpat were expecting to hear back already..
    10-4 on this.

    I handed in EVERYTHING including CPAT on the second time we got called back for processing on 6/7.
    Hopefully the calls start happening soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagosoxgo View Post
    I dont understand why they would be waiting on people passing the CPAT when they already had a nice size group of people who had already passed the CPAT
    They have an agenda, and sadly it comes at the expense of the taxpayer and jeopardizes their safety as well. But, it's beyond my control and won't deter me from accepting the position.
    Last edited by harrynuts; 11-07-2013 at 10:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGenCFD View Post
    BODE has it correct. BI then Medical tests at facility downtown. I would say August is the BI and sept is medical. Letters should go out mid oct for FP for a Nov 15 academy start date.
    2ndGen posted this last month, so perhaps he was correct on the timeline. Afterall, it is August 1st, so don't go freaking out everyone. Perhaps calls start next week. The belief was that regardless, the earliest academy was going to be 11/15, so it is not as if they don't have time. IF none of us hear anything and it's mid September, then you can freak out.

    Perhaps they were short on the # of CPAT passers though and they had to wait on some. No clue if this is true, but I believe that many of the city CPAT takers had their first run at it last weekend.

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