New Property Special- Entire 2 bed house $63/day

Hiring Bid FAA-ATO-19-ATCEXP-61675

whrenftl

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You’re asking for too much already. Best be thankful you even got an offer.
So it doesn't make sense to hire someone that already lives and has air traffic experience in that city? On top of it making that controller's living situation easier? So instead, send them somewhere they aren't going to stay and waste time and effort training?

It's a government job, so yeah I understand they aren't going to do things that make sense. However, my situation isn't merely about convenience. I could literally start at ORF tomorrow and knock training out in no time. And I'd be staying there for a long time.
 

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So it doesn't make sense to hire someone that already lives and has air traffic experience in that city? On top of it making that controller's living situation easier? So instead, send them somewhere they aren't going to stay and waste time and effort training?

It's a government job, so yeah I understand they aren't going to do things that make sense. However, my situation isn't merely about convenience. I could literally start at ORF tomorrow and knock training out in no time. And I'd be staying there for a long time.
The FAA couldn’t give less of a shit about your situation or your circumstances.

It’s a numbers game, plain and simple.
 

Demoj2526

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So im getting the same list as the ones just posted. Going to hope for one of my top 4, and if i dont land one im just going to resign from this bid.
 

Cmsgthokage

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I just noticed my start date is on a Sunday and the following day is a federal holiday. Is that normal lol?
On the FOL it says to choose a start date and in quotations show up the next day. So I am guessing when you call the ATM or whoevers number they provided on the e-mail as a POC will sort that out. I'm in the same boat so I'll be doing the same.
 

Mr. Mack

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I just noticed my start date is on a Sunday and the following day is a federal holiday. Is that normal lol?
You normally start on the Monday after the date you choose. But as it was suggested above, contact your POC at the facility to confirm what day you show up
 

nickmag123

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Got a call from NY about my medical. Physical and MMPI are good to go, they still havent gotten my drug test, which I took on the 27th of August, same day as my physical.

Probably could have gotten a list this week (assuming there are sent out every Wednesday), but now I gotta wait still. Had to send in custody chain paperwork.
 
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whrenftl

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Got my facility offer today. CAE in South Carolina, was number 1 of 22 on my list. 3 months from TOL to offer if anyone is interested in timeline (I declined an offer in May from the previous bid, so I only had to redo fingerprints, e-QIP, and drug test).
 

nickmag123

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Drug test got found. They said the flight doc would review my stuff today or early next week. Under 3 weeks from physical to to medically checked out, central TN for anyone else wondering time line to expect. Medical people are in NY, so Im not sure what region it is.
 

nickmag123

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Did medical 8/15, cleared by flight surgeon 9/3, got list 9/6, and placement 9/10.
Thats quick. HR told me yesterday to expect a few weeks before a list, got cleared monday.

Did you get an email or anything after being cleared saying you were awaiting placement or anything?
 

Demoj2526

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Thats quick. HR told me yesterday to expect a few weeks before a list, got cleared monday.

Did you get an email or anything after being cleared saying you were awaiting placement or anything?
It was unexpectedly quick. No emails between getting cleared and getting the list. I’m hoping your wait is so that they can add more facilities to what’s generally being offered. I got the same facilities everyone was posting at that time, and it was doodoo but I got one of two I’d be happy with.
 
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