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  • I'm pretty sure the person who said they applied for CBP because the uniforms are navy was kidding
    CBPO
    Test: July 2008
    TO: 12/26/08
    VBT 1/21/09-passed
    Medical - 1/21/09 - cleared 4/28
    Fitness - 1/21/09 - passed
    Drug test - 2/5/09- passed
    BI - Cleared
    TSU -4/29/09 (Buffalo)
    BI2 - cleared 8/11

    ICE Special Agent
    Test 7/22/09 passed

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    • One good reason why CBP won't be seeing across-the-board Journeyman GS-12 upgrades anytime in 2010...

      Obama Reduces Pay Increase for Federal Employees

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...ral-employees/


      It's now a 2% increase we'll be fighting over. If it's like most years, expect that percentage to be whittled down for most folk to pay for larger increases in targeted geographical locales.

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      • Originally posted by bflogirl View Post
        I'm pretty sure the person who said they applied for CBP because the uniforms are navy was kidding
        +1

        And Congrats on the new baby Khlue! Enjoy, it really does go by too fast!

        Merlin, what are the cash awards you speak of??

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        • Originally posted by winnerwinner View Post

          Merlin, what are the cash awards you speak of??

          Cash awards.

          You'll see them for being involved in significant events like large seizures, important criminal arrests and the like. You know...going that extra mile and producing something noteworthy. You'll also see them handed out to the sycophants of upper management for "rearranging file cabinets" or otherwise reinventing the wheel.

          Don't count on cash awards to be a meaningful part of your earnings. for most people we're talking of only a few hundred dollars per year...if that.

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          • Originally posted by kearney3 View Post
            It seems to me that so many people have applied for these jobs ie CBPO and BPA and they have no clue of what they are getting themselves in to. They have no clue on what the job is about, what the academy is like, even what their pay compensation is. There is more than enough information online and in the packets of paperwork that they send you, that if you're too lazy to read all of your forms, or go online and research the career that you are getting in to, then maybe you should be looking into another line of work. For the person comparing BPA to Customs because of "low risk" and the color of the uniform, maybe you should re think your career choice because any law enforcement job carries risk (do you think they give you the gun just for looks?) And believe me after a few months on the job you wont give a crap what color the uniform is! Yikes! I cant believe some of these people are serious! Oh and FYI depending upon the POE, many customs officers are forced to work over time, sometimes even double shifts, when BPA's usually have 2hrs of AUO (automatic uncontrollable overtime) so the average shift for a BPA is 10hrs. everyone has different prefrences and needs, but at least have your facts straight and know what you're getting in to before you waste space in line when someone who really wants the job for the right reasons and know what is involved could happily take your spot. (Just thought I would get that off my chest)
            I agree with you kearney3, you basically said what I wanted to say last night!! I mean to want to join ANY agency due to uniforms being nice (I'm not even going to get into "low risk", not when one wears a badge and carries a gun) is just insane, IMO!! But hey, what can I say.....
            TO-6/16/08
            TSU-E.TX 12/01/08

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            • Originally posted by TX54 View Post
              Ha!!!!!!!!! Thats great, but true. LOL!!! Tuffstuff I will see you when you retire there....


              Oh and what we have to keep in mind here ppl is that They are gonna hire where they need ppl, meaning it doesnt matter what when you took your test we can clearly see that for example Just as Jperkins1021 has just stated. There are a few of us for the same location (east texas) and I believe TXCBP has the earliest TSU date---- if you have a location such as west texas/south texas---they need people to fill bc of the high drug traffic and smuggling... Im definately seeing that those ppl are getting called for quick EODs.
              HAHA ya I think I'm the old man in TSU for E.TX!!!
              TO-6/16/08
              TSU-E.TX 12/01/08

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              • Originally posted by kearney3 View Post
                It seems to me that so many people have applied for these jobs ie CBPO and BPA and they have no clue of what they are getting themselves in to. They have no clue on what the job is about, what the academy is like, even what their pay compensation is. There is more than enough information online and in the packets of paperwork that they send you, that if you're too lazy to read all of your forms, or go online and research the career that you are getting in to, then maybe you should be looking into another line of work. For the person comparing BPA to Customs because of "low risk" and the color of the uniform, maybe you should re think your career choice because any law enforcement job carries risk (do you think they give you the gun just for looks?) And believe me after a few months on the job you wont give a crap what color the uniform is! Yikes! I cant believe some of these people are serious! Oh and FYI depending upon the POE, many customs officers are forced to work over time, sometimes even double shifts, when BPA's usually have 2hrs of AUO (automatic uncontrollable overtime) so the average shift for a BPA is 10hrs. everyone has different prefrences and needs, but at least have your facts straight and know what you're getting in to before you waste space in line when someone who really wants the job for the right reasons and know what is involved could happily take your spot. (Just thought I would get that off my chest)

                LOL, I guess if you wouldn't have gotten that off your chest you could of gotten a heart attack. Seems that you had a bad day, lol. Its obvious that if you have a gun there is always some sort of risk but, in my opinion, compared to BPA there is less risk. In regards to OT, it makes no difference whether you put in more or less hours, in the end it always pays off. Please don't take me wrong on this but my facts are straight just wanted to know what was on other peoples mind if that doesn't bother you.

                Anyway, EVERYONE is entitled to an opinion and at least you had the chance to let everyone know what you felt, and thought Take care buddy and have a good one.

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                • Originally posted by bflogirl View Post
                  I'm pretty sure the person who said they applied for CBP because the uniforms are navy was kidding
                  Of course I was kidding, where is the sense of humor around hear . Not everything can be serious. Once in a while you have to laugh at something.

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                  • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                    +1

                    There is nobody gunning for PA's that would hesitate to gun for a CBPO.

                    Unless the discussion involves vehicle/boating accidents, you'll have nearly the same risks from the same criminals in either a blue or a green uniform.
                    It seems that people get too touchy around here. Nevermind the uniform color if thats going to be an issue, lol

                    There is always risk even you you work at a McDonald's serving hamburgers, any criminal can just walk right on in and hold you at gun point wanting the cash in the drawer, again where is the sense of humor people?

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                    • I don't find thinking that this is a "low risk job" humorous, especially when the people thinking that this is a "low risk job" are the people I might have to depend on one day to be "watching my six".

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                      • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                        I don't find thinking that this is a "low risk job" humorous, especially when the people thinking that this is a "low risk job" are the people I might have to depend on one day to be "watching my six".
                        Dont get too worked up. If people really "wanted" action all day every day, they'd join the marines and choose infantry for the MOS.

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                        • Who's worked up?

                          Nobody should ever apply to any LEO position thinking it's a "low risk job". Those who want low risk...Walmart is always hiring.

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                          • Originally posted by kearney3 View Post
                            It seems to me that so many people have applied for these jobs ie CBPO and BPA and they have no clue of what they are getting themselves in to. They have no clue on what the job is about, what the academy is like, even what their pay compensation is. There is more than enough information online and in the packets of paperwork that they send you, that if you're too lazy to read all of your forms, or go online and research the career that you are getting in to, then maybe you should be looking into another line of work. For the person comparing BPA to Customs because of "low risk" and the color of the uniform, maybe you should re think your career choice because any law enforcement job carries risk (do you think they give you the gun just for looks?) And believe me after a few months on the job you wont give a crap what color the uniform is! Yikes! I cant believe some of these people are serious! Oh and FYI depending upon the POE, many customs officers are forced to work over time, sometimes even double shifts, when BPA's usually have 2hrs of AUO (automatic uncontrollable overtime) so the average shift for a BPA is 10hrs. everyone has different prefrences and needs, but at least have your facts straight and know what you're getting in to before you waste space in line when someone who really wants the job for the right reasons and know what is involved could happily take your spot. (Just thought I would get that off my chest)
                            Both jobs are very serious but differents, no matter if you are a BPA or CBPO both are forced to work long shifts.
                            Last edited by Ivylaw77; 09-01-2009, 01:57 PM.

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                            • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                              I don't find thinking that this is a "low risk job" humorous, especially when the people thinking that this is a "low risk job" are the people I might have to depend on one day to be "watching my six".
                              Merlin436, no offense but I think you have been too long in the dog house, . Lets put it this way so that others may understand what I'm trying to say. There are jobs with a higher risk (e.g., a soldier in Irak hoping not to get dropped by a bomb.) and there are those kinds of jobs which are "low risk" in which you will not have to pull out your gun on an everyday basis because you will get shot at. It all depends where all the action based on you GEO preference. If you choose a GEO somewhere north lets say US/Canada border it is most likely that there is a "low risk" in comparison to the US/Mexico border which has a higher risk. Resuming the high/low risk issue and hoping to put some closure to it, whether CBP or BPA there will ALWAYS be some sort of "high risk" or "low risk".

                              Hope that you don't take this personal.

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                              • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                                Who's worked up?

                                Nobody should ever apply to any LEO position thinking it's a "low risk job". Those who want low risk...Walmart is always hiring.
                                LOL, no that is what you call good humor!! Excellent Merlin!!!! You have truely made my day with that "Walmart is always hiring" Very good one.

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