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  • Originally posted by 1Lnation View Post
    Sounds good, I am considering it.
    It's not a bad gig... That is however, If you work at a small airport. I went to a CAT X (the largest of airports in the USA) to a CAT III (the second to smallest airports in the USA). CAT X is "**** my life I hope I die in a car accident," compared to, CAT III, "Am I really getting paid for this?"

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    • Originally posted by Kav View Post
      It's not a bad gig... That is however, If you work at a small airport. I went to a CAT X (the largest of airports in the USA) to a CAT III (the second to smallest airports in the USA). CAT X is "**** my life I hope I die in a car accident," compared to, CAT III, "Am I really getting paid for this?"
      You'll find out that's true for CBPOs as well. There are ports where the biggest problem of the week is likely deciding on whether to watch football or baseball on Monday night or what to order from the Schwan man on his next visit.

      Then there are the places like San Ysidro that pretty much work 24/7/365.

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      • Looks like I may be going to Haiti as part of the DHS response. For those that think CBPOs dont ever get to do anything or go anywhere...

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        • Happy to hear that ! It seems they will be needing aaaaalllllooootttttttt of help down there.
          So here is to hoping that between Haiti and the whole FAM thing ports will be short of CBPOs and somebody, anybody will start getting the call!
          Be safe down there. I will be praying for the people of Haiti.

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          • Originally posted by Kav View Post
            It's not a bad gig... That is however, If you work at a small airport. I went to a CAT X (the largest of airports in the USA) to a CAT III (the second to smallest airports in the USA). CAT X is "**** my life I hope I die in a car accident," compared to, CAT III, "Am I really getting paid for this?"
            Thats hilarious! In a car accident on the way to work. Reminds me of the Navy. Some days like CAT X, some like CAT III.
            Geo Area: SFO/OAK
            Written: 08/23/08- 92 (87+5)
            NOR: 09/2008
            TO: 09/25/08
            Medical/Physical:10/08,09/09,10/09
            Drug Test: 11/2008
            Oral Board: 12/03/08
            BI: 03/12/2009 (Initiated 10/2008)
            Qualifications: 03/17/09
            Referred to TSU:03/19/09


            IEA Agent
            Geo Area: San Francisco County
            Written:05/26/09
            T.O.:08/28/09
            Pre-Employment Forms Sent To DSC: 09/11/09
            Medical/Fitness:11/02/09
            Interview:PASSED on 11/16/09

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            • cbp fitness test.....failed because admin did not know how to test

              So, I took the fitness test a year ago, and I passed it.

              A year has passed, so I am required to retake the cbp fitness test.

              I got a high score on every test so far until I had to do the lift/lower portion.

              The test administrator told me every lift I did was wrong. She did not explain

              what I did it wrong. I did the test for 2 minutes non-stop. She said every

              lift I did was wrong. I did this test before, so I knew what I was doing. I

              was doing the lifts exactly like the cbp fitness sheets.

              So, I pretty much failed the fitness test.


              Has anyone ever run into this? What should I do when I know I got cheated?

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              • Originally posted by formerNOPD View Post
                Looks like I may be going to Haiti as part of the DHS response. For those that think CBPOs dont ever get to do anything or go anywhere...
                Be safe there man.. i haven't seen any requests at my port for this, but i have been off 2 days.. got to love the 4 10hr shifts

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                • Same thing Happened to Me

                  Originally posted by ranma143 View Post
                  So, I took the fitness test a year ago, and I passed it.

                  A year has passed, so I am required to retake the cbp fitness test.

                  I got a high score on every test so far until I had to do the lift/lower portion.

                  The test administrator told me every lift I did was wrong. She did not explain

                  what I did it wrong. I did the test for 2 minutes non-stop. She said every

                  lift I did was wrong. I did this test before, so I knew what I was doing. I

                  was doing the lifts exactly like the cbp fitness sheets.

                  So, I pretty much failed the fitness test.


                  Has anyone ever run into this? What should I do when I know I got cheated?

                  Almost the same exact thing happened to me. I was told I failed the fitness test after I had passed the first one a year back. I knew that it wasn't right because I know I had passed everything. I called Mhc and was told I failed the lift and lower portion of the test. I didn't see how that could be because I did everything that my administrator told me. My administrator told me that I had to complete 8 lift and lower cycles in 2 minutes or less. The lady from MHC told me to send an email explaining what happened and she would forward it to whoever makes the final decision. The first thing I did was call the place I took the test and asked exactly how I failed. The woman put me on hold and said that the girl that administered my test passed me on everything. So that had me a little confused. So instead of cussing and fussing on the phone. I did some research on the actual fitness test. I came across this website

                  http://www.chsmedical.com/dhscbpfitness/cbpo_page.htm

                  after I put in a search for cbp officer fitness test. The website shows the information that the administrator goes by. After viewing the material I found that my administrator had given me the test correctly but it was CBP instructions that are not specific to the scoring. The line touch test is scored off of how many line touches you can do within 10 seconds. The push up and sit up test is scored by doing as many as you can in 1 minute or less. These instructions are very clear but when you read the lift and lower test it is different. The lift in lower test states DO 8 LIFT AND LOWER CYCLES IN 2 MINUTES OR LESS. The discrepency is that the lift and lower test is scored in 1 MINUTE OR LESS. If you do 8 cycles in a minute and a second or 61 seconds you will receive a score of 0. If you do 8 cycles in a minute you score 8 points. See this web address for scoring

                  http://www.chsmedical.com/dhscbpfitn...ct%20Sheet.pdf

                  The instructions should state to clear up any confusion for the testee and/or the test administrator, IS TO DO 8 LIFT AND LOWER CYCLES IN 1 MINUTE OR LESS. Why say 2 minutes and the test is scored for only a minute or less. Well to make a long story short, I was called a week later after I sent my email response and was given a chance to retake the fitness test. Needless to say I passed with no problem and I am back in TSU. So my advice to you is use the website I gave you and highlight the points of the two minute thing. I am quite sure this has happened to others and they just gave up. I was about to do the same thing but I knew that I had passed and with everything I have been through with this job I wasn't going to let them take it from me. So get on the phone call MHC, let them know what went on, email them, make your points, use the website I gave you to plead your case and you will be back in TSU in no time.
                  CBPO
                  Geo Pref:Georgia
                  NOR:3/07
                  T.O:10/08
                  1st TSU:6/09
                  2nd Fitness test:11/09
                  Credit pulled:4/10
                  2nd TSU:5/10
                  2nd Medical and 2nd drug test:3/11
                  2nd E-Quip and fingerprints:4/11
                  2nd Background Investigator:6/6/11
                  All green checks in Cass except background:in security office

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                  • 1st time logging in in 204 days, so says my password change reminder. I've been in TSU for 320 days. It's been a total of almost 600 days since I applied. I used to love logging in DAILY to see who got picked up that day, but it seems the whole process hit the brakes in January of 2009.

                    Some old-schooler a while back mentioned that you should basically forget about CBP, keep your head down, do whatever BS job you have until you finally get the call. I have also talked to numerous CBPOs in WA state (at 4 different border crossings) and they have all said that it took them as long as 2 years to get their current positions. I could not agree more with that and I offer the same advice. I absolutely HATE my current job, although I am luckier than others in that I have a 50K+ a year job, albeit dealing with long-term welfare abusers... But I don't let my CBP goal distract me b/c I have stopped daydreaming about CBP.

                    The point is, I hate what I have now but it's a job, and as much as it pains me to have to deal with it, I need to forget about CBP until they send me a form, re-test notice or better yet, "the call." The only thing I cling on to is the fact that I can't let my belly get big and that I must jog daily b/c at some point I WILL be a CBPO and I WILL be asked to pass the fitness tests. So that's my 2 cents. Take it for what it's worth, the price is right... Concentrate on the long-term CBP goal by putting it out of your short-term memory, yet at the same time keeping your fitness. Hope that helps someone, b/c although logging into this forum is an amazingly good resource, I have also found that by avoiding it completely, it has helped me to concentrate on my current requirements w/out hurting my long-term CBP goals.

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                    • Originally posted by pendingville View Post
                      The only thing I cling on to is the fact that I can't let my belly get big and that I must jog daily b/c at some point I WILL be a CBPO and I WILL be asked to pass the fitness tests. So that's my 2 cents. Take it for what it's worth, the price is right... Concentrate on the long-term CBP goal by putting it out of your short-term memory, yet at the same time keeping your fitness. Hope that helps someone, b/c although logging into this forum is an amazingly good resource, I have also found that by avoiding it completely, it has helped me to concentrate on my current requirements w/out hurting my long-term CBP goals.
                      As much as it pains me to admit it, I agree with you completely. I have rolled my fitness goals into competing in at least one 5k race a month. That takes my focus off of staying fit for CBP and makes it more about my personal goals of constantly improving my run times. I have gone back to preparing for the CPA exam. TSU could not have come at a worse time as it completely distracted me from the exam. I manage not to look at his place on weekends, but during the week it is hard for me to stay away.
                      Last edited by USMC0844; 01-14-2010, 07:34 AM.
                      CBPO East Texas
                      TO: 3/3/09
                      Pre-Emp Forms: 3/26/09
                      Fitness: 4/6/09 -Passed
                      Medical: 4/6/09 -Passed
                      VBT: 4/7/09 -Passed
                      Quals: (GS-7) 4/10/09 -Verified
                      Drug Test: 4/17/09 -Passed
                      BI: 8/27/09 -Cleared
                      TSU: 8/27/09
                      FCRA: 05/19/10
                      BI Update: 6/16/10

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                      • Whenever you update the TSU list please add me

                        Referred to TSU
                        on 5/21/2009


                        Eastern Texas
                        CBPO

                        Poly 09/28/2012
                        T.O. 03/2009
                        Original T.S.U. - 5/21/2009
                        GEO - Eastern Texas

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                        • Originally posted by formerNOPD View Post
                          Looks like I may be going to Haiti as part of the DHS response. For those that think CBPOs dont ever get to do anything or go anywhere...
                          I am supposed to be going as well. Still playing the hurry up and wait game though.

                          FB

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                          • TSU LIST (as of #19278)

                            Alabama- TSU- 8/14/09-Bama36028

                            Arizona-TSU 8/18/09 -ivylaw77
                            Arizona-tsu-9/22/09 -ppasiakos

                            Atl,Ga-TSU 6/30/09-topflightinga
                            Atl Tsu 4/17/09-RJDISPATCH

                            Buffalo,NY TSU-4/2/09-JKNOBBY
                            Buffalo NY on 4/21/2009-nikkinbuffalo
                            Buffalo,NY-TS U 4/24/09-DRCAPP
                            Buffalo, NY-TSU -4/24/09-gork315
                            Buffalo NY-TSU 4/28/09 -CBP14051
                            Buffalo,NY 4/29/09-BFLOGIRL
                            BUFFALO,NY-TSU 05/07/09-ANTHONY30
                            Buffalo,ny-TSU 5/22/09-waitnc
                            Buffalo,ny -TSU 6/12/09 Dcos24
                            Buffalo, NY-TSU 6/29/09- Chuckb88
                            Buffalo, NY - TSU 07/15/2009-bufhop1
                            Buffalo NY TSU 9/02/09-dangerusman

                            Colorado-TSU 10/14/09- brucedm3418

                            DULLES TSU 6/9/2009-DFRANK

                            EAST TX, TSU 12-01-08- TX CBP
                            E.TX-TSU- 12/23/2008-e.txcbpo
                            E. Tx-tsu-2/5/09-timbk
                            E. Texas-tsu-03-27-2009-ggmad3
                            East TX -4/1/09-apay22
                            East Tx-tsu-5/12/09-disorientedguy
                            east Tx-tsu-7/2/09-peteylaw06
                            East TX: TSU 7-10-09-texascbp
                            EAST TX TSU:8/6/09-TX GIRL
                            EAST TX TSU 8-27-09- USMC0844
                            east tx.-tsu-12/7/09-biggie062

                            South Texas-tsu-8/14/09-koalica

                            FL all Other TSU 3-12-09/ Federalyhood
                            Fl all others-tsu-4/2/09-alb3508
                            FL all other-TSU 4/21/09-RAFA
                            Fl (other).TSU02/23/09 -DNVRMAN
                            FL OTHER LOC.-TSU-8/07/09 -FLSTATE1

                            ILLINOIS- 4/16/09 TSU-BLK98GT
                            Illinois TSU- is 4/16/09-GT
                            Illinois TSU-4/30/09-BILLYHOYLE

                            JFK-03/26/2009- When
                            jfk-tsu-5/5/09-rshen11
                            JFK - TSU 6/2/2009-TuffStuffCBP
                            JFK-TSU 6/24/09-m574
                            jfk tsu-7/2/09-schem86
                            JFK tsu-8/6/2009-AGENTJOHNSON
                            JFK tsu-8/28/2009-showt1me78
                            JFK-tsu-12/21/09-dsvcoastie

                            Lax/lb- TSU 3/04/09-FLYONE2GO
                            Lax/LB-tsu-3/20/09-nycdocrecruit
                            LAX/Lb Tsu 5/12/09-davidb
                            LAX/LB TSU 5/28/2009- ZODIAC76
                            Lax/Lb-tsu-6/22/09-lacadena12
                            Lax/Lb-tsu-6/23/09-sevokg
                            LAX/LB TSU 7/8/09-LH225
                            Lax/Lb-tsu-8/4/09-jr8uin
                            LA/Long Beach-tsu-8/14/09-ricosuave357
                            LAX/LB TSU 9/18/09 - camarojeep

                            Maine-tsu-6/??/09-mackabo
                            Maine-tsu-7/13/09-hopeful09
                            Maine(jackman)tsu-9/9/09-tg327
                            Maine-tsu-10/30/09-sandwichman

                            Massachuset -TSU since 11/14/2008 -bhov97
                            Massachusetts: TSU-February 2009-pemberto1861
                            Massachuset-tsu-10/1/09-stou123

                            Miami -TSU-06/23/2008-ac.cbpo
                            Miami-TSU-2/02/09-DevilGator
                            Miami-tsu-2/23/09-soda
                            Miami-TSU 02/27/09-BLESSED
                            miami-tsu-3/4/09-jdivola
                            Miami-TSU - 3/10/09-GForceMiami
                            Miami, FL TSU 3-23-2009 - COLINM112
                            Miami - 4/14/2009-GRULLJ
                            Miami- TSU - 04/24/09-thek9
                            MIAMI TSU 4/30/09-fiqueroa23
                            MIAMI AIRPORT/SEAPORT 4/28/09- Darth Vader
                            Miami-tsu-5/1/09-yjzne
                            Miami-tsu-5/08/09-jorge221
                            Miami-tsu-6/24/09- Tepponi
                            Miami,TSU- 07/17/09-akito

                            Michigan-TSU 4/23/09-cmunupe
                            Michigan-tsu 7/8/2009-axelyp
                            Michigan-tsu-7-28-2009-NIKNTOL
                            Michigan-tsu-8/7/09-hppd#48
                            Michigan-tsu-10/23/09-delt55

                            Minneapolis-tsu-7/14/09-tsawille

                            Montana-TSU 07/14/09-malfurr
                            Montana-TSU- 9/23/09-jnten8

                            Newark, TSU date 9-9-08-cbpnj
                            New Jersey -tsu 12/01/08-jrg16
                            Newark N.J.-TSU 12/15/08-JFLORES

                            New Orleans-tsu-11/16/09-cajunchik

                            NY Other (Northern new york) -tsu-5/15/09-seeoh
                            NY Other (Northern new york) 5-22-09-IMLIKEANINJA
                            NY other-TSU 7.10.09 -valjean0120

                            nyc-tsu-7/09-waitinggame

                            PA-TSU-12-16-09-SSGMP

                            Puerto Rico-tsu-10/31/08-vic3249

                            South Carolina-tsu-8/13/09-usafloadc17
                            South Carolina-TSU 9/18/09-nj2sc

                            SW /San Diego-TSU: 04/29/09-VAL D
                            SW (San Diego) - TSU 7/31/09-BOLTS56
                            SW/SAN DIEGO - TSU 09/15/09-SDCBP
                            sw/san diego-tsu9/28/09-westcoast
                            san diedo-tsu-11/13/09-veen25

                            SFO/OAK- TSU:03/19/09-BURRELL707
                            sf/oak-TSU 3/26/09-rhoak-EOD ICE-2/14/10
                            Sf/oak-Tsu 4/2/09-UOFU76
                            SF/OAK-TSU - 07/22/09 - nubian
                            Sfo/oak-Tsu -09/25/09-friscoplayesf
                            sfo/oak-tsu-12/1/09-1lanation

                            St. Thomas, VI- 4-15-09-gbeck422
                            St. Thomas USVI -TSU: 6/4/2009-EXREBEL

                            SW Border 9/8/2009 -BEBO
                            SW-calexico/andrade-tsu-12/10/09-dezertdude6

                            Vermont-tsu-3/09-dubois3375
                            Vermont 5/21/09-BREADBOOZ
                            Vermont-TSU7/30/09-magl23

                            northern virginia-tsu-4/29/09-tippmann87
                            VA -NORTHERN - TSU: 5/22/09-LAMP LIGHTER
                            Va-Tsu 06/19/2009-MACKABO
                            Northern va-tsu-9/2/09-sag227

                            Washington-All other-tsu 05/15/09 -tkd021
                            Washington -All other locations- TSU - 7/2/09-ac99

                            Washington - Non-Northern Border TSU: 11/18/2009 - SoonToBeUSBP

                            Washington Northern Border-TSU: 6/11/09 -KHUE
                            WA/Northern Washington -TSU 8/15/09- Hieroglyph83
                            WA Northern Borders 8/28/09-SR20
                            WA Northern Border- Tsu-9-3-09-AXESWILGER
                            WA-Northern Border-TSU 8/18/09-2g2gn
                            Wa-Northern Border-TSU 9/18/09-hurlyburly5
                            Wa-northern Border-tsu-11/23/09-rangerrider4
                            Wa-Northern Border-tsu-11/27/09-johndeere75
                            WA-Northern border-tsu-12/2/09-hawkmech
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                            • Seems that the mood in JFK is that they wont be getting any new hires this year. Womp! Womp! I was "encouraged" to go find another job preferably fed to start building up my time. But I have applied to other fed jobs and other than my rating I havent heard anything else. Oh well. Wish me luck on my interview tomorrow!

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                              • I've been in TSU since 4/2/09 and I check my cass now and it says my background is pending. I know that I need to fill out some forms again, but how long does it take for them to send me the forms then process it and put me back in TSU. Maybe someone here has already gone through this and can help me out. It would be greatly appreciated.

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