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I finally have a job interview!

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Bushido5150, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Bushido5150

    Bushido5150

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    After almost a year out of the academy, and over $10,000 spent. I finally have an interview for a LEO job! Although its for the corrections side of a Sheriffs department I'm very exited. Wish me luck....oh and glazed or chocolate?

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    Glazed. With tea, milk and no sugar. Never go for the powdered doughnuts. That's a rookie's mistake.

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    Congrats and good luck! Hope you like Brown. :rofl:
     
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    PM sent.

    The book 'Newjack' is an excellent read for someone starting in Corrections. You can get it cheap on Ebay.
     
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    Good luck! I hope that you get it.
     
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    steveksux Massive Member

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    Congratulations!!! Good luck, (and Ixnay on the oggyday eanutpay utterbay)

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    Well the interview is over. I feel like it went very well. So now the waiting game begins..:faint:
     
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    Hope you get the job so your search for a LE Job is over.
     
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    The interview is probably the most difficult. So, good and cograts.

    Did you bring glazed or chocolate? Regular doughnuts or the holes? :)
     
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    How long are they making you wait? I had two interviews last week. I had on Wednesday morning and I got a call Friday afternoon informing me that I was moving on to the next phase, ride along, polygraph, etc. I then had another one on Thursday evening and received a letter Saturday morning informing me that I made the top ten and was on the certified list. Hope all goes well for you and you receive a speedy reply!
     
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    If I hear from them soon its a bad thing, otherwise it will be about a month before they start backgrounds. There are 10 positions open and they are looking to start half of the positions by January.
     
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    One of the departments I applied for flew through the application process. We tested on August 20th and they compiled their certified list on October 20th. And they don't have any openings until next April.
     
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    Good luck! New Jack was mentioned earlier. Did you get a copy?

    And, chocolate glazed with plain glaze, or regular glazed; coffee strong and black, brewed without the chicory in it.:)
     
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    I'm ordering it on payday. I've got to learn to like black coffee :crying:
     
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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    How did you spend 10,000?

    For what it is worth, if you are willing to take a job as a CO...they are begging for them around here. If you have a pulse and a clean(ish) record you can be working within a week in some of the counties around here.
     
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    Sounds like the same hiring standards we have around here. They get what they pay for. Of course, it still might be a good place to start. Problem is, a lot can go wrong working with an outfit like that, even if you do everything right. Can you say 'fall guy'?
     
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    Between the cost of the academy, all the "peripherals," running around from place to place for job interviews, etc., I can see easily dropping 10k. And when you come out, you're given exactly zero guarantee or assistance in finding a job, and you've got to be sworn in within 365 days or you lose your cert and have to re-up...at a cost of 1500-2000 and a week of your time. Gotta love Michigan, huh? :upeyes:
     
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    I know I've said this before, but that's the part that I still can't grasp. I can see spending your own $10K if at the end a job was guaranteed, or reasonably certain. But to go in the process blind... That takes a lot of commitment.
     
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    $10,000 is really being conservative.
    $9000 for school and academy.
    $850 for academy uniforms.
    $300 for pre academy testing.
    $75 for post academy testing.
    $500+ for jobs I've tested for.
    Thats not to mention all the gas, food, hotel rooms, suits (thanks lawman for suit advice) etc....

    Then to top it all off my cert runs out october 30th. So looking at $1500 more to recert.

    But I do have an associates degree from all this, and it will be well worth it when I finally get sworn in somewhere.


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    I usually get mine black at places that use non dairy creamer only, or just milk. I don't always care for half and half or milk in my coffee or black tea although I may tolerate it, (half and half is regular strength milk to me). I actually like real cream, not the namby pamby stuff.

    That's why at work I usually get my coffee strong and black. The namby pamby stuff messes up the taste of good coffee, where real cream accentuates the flavour.

    And, good for you for ordering that book. Get this one too:
    http://www.amazon.com/Games-Criminals-Play-Profit-Knowing/dp/0960522603