Also, love the ranting about the rants....
What happened to the days when you just had to know someone to get on....bastards!
I wonder how many people have passed so far or just dropped after the first attempt. I thought the testing times were during working hours so that could potentially be 3-4 days off of work. Some people may not be willing to do that. That factored in me taking it on my own. My job would become suspicious. Especially since my boss' brother is processing as well. He know the days lol. With my job laying off recently I would for sure be a goner.
And you want to know what is going to suck, is the person who let the city pay for his CPAT, who passed on the third try, who this processing the first time most likely will get on before me. But what can I do? Sue, maybe?
But honestly I understand your frustrations. It really does suck.
I asked the lady at orientation if the CFD would get charged if I didn't show up for the testing dates. She told me, yes they would be for showing up to the orientation. I'm sure they're only paying close to what we paid for the one time shot at it if not a little more. I can't imagine they'd charge a great deal more for guaranteed income. There's probably over 500 people going that route at $150-$300 a pop
The job is owed to the qualified people who passed everything the city has thrown at them. Period. Why have a hiring process then?
2nd Gen...your guy tell you how many women actually are still left in the process?
Also, if they are swamped from 50 or so women, what the hell is gonna happen when they have to call contacts for 400 men.
will they proceed with a background if you don't live in Chicago? i assume part of the reason they do a home visit is to establish residency.
They check everything.. they didn't do a home visit last time. But they did call..
Got some info.....and not quite sure how to take this. My wife has a female friend that is with the "lawsuit ladies"
Failed first timed CPAT run, hasnt gone for second run through yet, but already had a home interview and advised she passed and cleared her BI.
Why would the city waste time and money on the BI if no proof of passing CPAT was provided??
Maybe if that's true, there doing the background on all the female applicants. And those that pass cpat will be in first academy. Those that don't will try for cpat for second class? Just a thought
Whats up guys, few things.
I one of the final processing puppets. I feel 100% we are owed a chance to complete the ACADEMY at this point. So far WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE PASSED EVERYTHING, all the other lawsuit groups have failed and been given better opportunities than us, how is that right?
Im thinking to myself, how is this whole thing going to end. We may get on and all will be well, but what im wondering how it will end if we don't! What will it be like when they say "ok guys that's it, we are starting a new test and the old one is finished" Or actually, they will probably just call us up once every few years for the rest of our lives for processing, lol
Also, Im right there with you guys when people ask about processing. I NEVER EVER bring it up, to anyone. If people ask, I say I don't know we'll find out one day. I get furious at my GF when she tells people I am processing, so many people automatically think Im on the job or something when they hear that. Real pain explaining this **** every damn day.
It is really becoming a pain in the *** taking off work and coming up with BS excuses. I am very closed to getting fired.
3 days before we received letters again this spring I was getting ready to move into a house in Niles. My GF is just about done dealing with everything that comes along with this! lol
Ok, random rant over...sorry, you guys are the only ones who understand.
I get asked all the time by people what happened with the firedepartment.. and have to answer it as we got delayed and are doing the process again.. Damn right I feel like I deserve a position
Told ya..they won't let them fail! All hush hush from the City while we're all here lookin' through windows..ONE BIG JOKE.
was unfair and again impeded their ability to get on the job.
so they background them first, big deal, then they can go back to the judge and say, "your honor, we gave them every advantage we possibly could, normally applicants take steps x, y, and z; but we pushed them ahead and did all this first so they would make it on."
if they can't make the cpat, fail their drug tests, have a felony, etc., they will fail out.
city is just covering its ***.
^im sure everyone on here with half a brain can clearly see we're getting screwed. It doesn't take me stating fact to get people " riled" up. Just like everyone else on here stating how they think it's going, or how it's going to go, i see it different. The City hasn't given me any confidence to think otherwise. Unless you are an underqualified imbecile, you don't have a chance in getting hired. It makes me sick.
* just aggravated is all..hope it works out for us all but hard to think it will..