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    Wow, I can't believe I put my family through moving to the city for nothing.. What a croc of crap. Finished medical in December got called last month that said I had abnormal labs.. Thanks for the 9 month delay, labs redrawn, everything fine. Now nothing. So much for that I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryno3216 View Post
    Hey all,

    I figured this would be the thread to go to regarding the test and I am really sorry for those still waiting, the process seems to be a pain. As a newbie to the test, would you suggest picking up a book to study off of for the December testing? I was offered a website to register for a session on the questions being offered, but the registration fee was $600....that's a little pricey right now. I noticed I can pick up some online materials for around $80-100...would that be a better route?

    Thanks and best of luck to those that get into the November class!
    If you can read and have a diploma from a high school I would not worry. The test itself is like an 8th grade or lower test.

    Don't waste money on test prep BS. Its basically a lottery system to get called to process further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner05 View Post
    Well guess I don't have to do the cpat next week. Was gonna sign today to do it. Good for you racer for getting in before you got too old. You got lucky
    thank you....i am real lucky, it was getting close.. still hasnt really set in yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer8 View Post
    thank you....i am real lucky, it was getting close.. still hasnt really set in yet!
    Did you get your letter? If so, congrats! You're gonna love it!

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    Racer. Do the rest of us one last favor. Please find out if the list is being thrown out or notv come December

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    will personnel notify people that they are out of the process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubsgo77 View Post
    will personnel notify people that they are out of the process?
    Usually they do not. Unless they have sent out the Offer of Employment, and you didn't receive one, don't count yourself out.

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    Racer, how did it go?

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    Did anyone else get an offer of employment and no word on next class yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpsman86 View Post
    Did anyone else get an offer of employment and no word on next class yet?
    I'm in the same boat I haven't heard anything

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    Ya it's prity ****y especially when we were ready to start last November... I wonder how many people were at final processing and if they will have another.

    Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpsman86 View Post
    Ya it's prity ****y especially when we were ready to start last November... I wonder how many people were at final processing and if they will have another.

    Anyone know?
    When was final processing? I have asked if anyone received a "Offer of Employment" letter and no one responded. I remember last year at our FP we were told to stay off the forums and not to post anything on the internet.
    Sadly, this will be the last class off of the 2006 list. Talking to a few people I know, they really had to push just to get this third class. They settled on 70 rather than 150. I know it is not what anyone wants to hear but as of right now, that is it. Take the next test and hope for the best. I feel bad for anyone that didn't get hired. Good luck to all and keep your heads up.

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    That's really depressing

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    Disregard my post. I read it wrong
    Last edited by Runner05; 10-30-2014 at 08:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpsman86 View Post
    Did anyone else get an offer of employment and no word on next class yet?
    I got the offer too and have heard nothing as stated before. I did hear (from a reliable source) the same as teddy posted. Sucks big time.

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    Default Can you imagine?

    I would tell you how I felt, but that wouldn't soothe the pain.
    Last edited by JoeSalvo; 11-16-2014 at 11:12 PM.

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    That dosent make me feel any better. Sorry to hear that tho

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    Wow, that's terrible.

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    Is anyone on here scheduled to start the academy on Monday?

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    Teddy do you know if they will at least offer us closure such as why we weren't selected even after completing the process? Or are we just expected to go away quietly into the night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner05 View Post
    Teddy do you know if they will at least offer us closure such as why we weren't selected even after completing the process? Or are we just expected to go away quietly into the night?
    I am not sure, but I doubt you will hear anything. I know some guys on here said they received letters telling them to sign up for the new test. That may be the only thing you get from the city. But until they hire off of the new test, our list is still active. I honestly would forget about this list and move on as if you know 100% that its over. Take the new test and hope for the best. I did that a few years ago. I know it sucks but you will drive yourself nuts. I am sorry it may not have worked out for you guys . Good luck with whatever happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runner05 View Post
    Teddy do you know if they will at least offer us closure such as why we weren't selected even after completing the process? Or are we just expected to go away quietly into the night?
    Go quietly in the night. They don't care about the people who weren't selected as everyone is a number and replaceable.

    The current list is considered active and useable for hiring until the new test is administered and the list is certified. But I wouldn't hold your breath on being hired from it at this point.

    Some people got post cards saying "Hey, you're still of eligible age, take the new test!" I know that I did, and signed up but I'm not sure I'll sit. Figure 25k+ take the test, 15k+ people get qualifying scores, I'll be 37 in 30 months, the odds aren't exactly in my favor. Besides the last year has been emotionally exhausting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSalvo View Post
    I would tell you how I felt, but that wouldn't soothe the pain.
    So can we hold out hope that because you practically erased your entire post about telling everyone you know that seven years ago you were going to be hired, only to be an alternate, and then having the same process repeated this year......that you were perhaps actually hired?

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