Agree to disagree (sort of)
So why is it that vets don't complain that they do not get extra money when they do get hired. I just cannot understand how you think that education deserves points in the hiring process when you get money for it later. You are the first person I have heard from that makes this claim for these points in the hiring process. AFD used to give a point to those who had FF and EMT experience and I think one more point for bilingual (spanish). But where do you draw the line? My thought is that if you are previous FF/EMT your "reward" is probably an easier time during the academy and no state testing at the end. Also you are able to get $$$ once you get your Intermediate FF which is pretty easy. "Reward" for bilingual is the extra $150/mo AFTER HIRING. Same with education. So this leaves the Vets out of any extra money once hired. So give em the preference during the hiring process.
It is total crap to think someone who has a 4 year degree should get the same preference as someone who has volunteered to serve their country. Step back and think about that for a minute. You could have been a cook, infantry, spec ops. It does not matter because you volunteered to do a commitment to SERVE YOUR COUNTRY.
That has to mean something to you. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
And once again I want to know of 1 department who gives education points? Also have you asked the AFD recruiting section about why they do not give the points.
On another note. Today is the last day to apps in or have them postmarked. So good luck to everyone. I truly hope this hiring process reflects better on AFD than the last one. And for those who did well last process, I am sure you will do well this time. It just builds character.
And for those who think they were screwed or whatever may I recommend a book to you:
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability in Work and in Life by John Miller. Here is a link to amazon