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  • Originally posted by imlikeaninja View Post
    Hey guys long time lurker first time poster. I tested on Sept 18th in Philly,Geo preference NYC and got my NOR a couple of weeks ago (90 no extra points).I was just wondering if anyone knows what the physical is like all I was able to find was the kneeling lifting step thing they have on the CBP website. That cant be all there is to it is it? I'm a little out of shape as my current job mainly involves sitting at a computer so I'm training using the FBI requirements/point system just in case.
    Yeah thats it, but its not as easy as you may think. Im in pretty good shape and if your not somewhat fit, that 5 minute step to the porno music will knock the wind out of your sails!

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    • Originally posted by Hound77 View Post
      I'm waiting for EWR as well. Damn the date I was sent to scheduling was two weeks after you. Way to put a damper on my day, hah.
      I apologize...well hopefully we get the call the same time, so we can go through this together!
      CBP Officer
      Newark, NJ

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      • Thanks for the reply Barnaj,

        Also, does anyone currently at FLETC know what the holiday schedule looks like this year, since Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on Thursdays? Would they give you Friday off also?

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        • Originally posted by Hound77 View Post
          I remember reading that FLETC had gone to six day weeks, is that still going on? I sure wouldn't mind that overtime starting out.
          From what I've heard FLETC is 5 days. The last time it was 6 days it became a huge hassle for the instructors/students, and also was very expensive for the Agency.

          Originally posted by grullj View Post
          When the BI pulls up your credit report, what does it appear as on the inquiries in your credit report?
          I have True Credit and it appeared as "US Customs".

          Originally posted by imlikeaninja View Post
          Hey guys long time lurker first time poster. I tested on Sept 18th in Philly,Geo preference NYC and got my NOR a couple of weeks ago (90 no extra points).I was just wondering if anyone knows what the physical is like all I was able to find was the kneeling lifting step thing they have on the CBP website. That cant be all there is to it is it? I'm a little out of shape as my current job mainly involves sitting at a computer so I'm training using the FBI requirements/point system just in case.
          You can't be over prepared for the Fitness Test. However the FBI requirements may be a little much. I recommend practicing the step test. I'm in decent shape and at about the 4th minute my thighs felt like they were on fire. Practicing the step test will get your legs used to the repetitive nature of the ups and downs for the step test. I would also recommend practicing listening to the kneel/stand directions. Just so you'll be familiarized with it.
          Last edited by shawal16; 09-04-2008, 01:08 PM.

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          • Hello All! I am new to the process as well but from San Diego. Here's my timeline:

            CBPO
            TESTED: 07/21/08
            NOR: 07/28/08 Score: 85 no vet pts
            TO: 08/04/08
            PRE-EMPLOYMENT FORMS - Pending, but sent them out 08/18/08
            MEDICAL - Results Pending, but took it on 09/03/08
            FITNESS - Results Pending, but took it on 09/03/08
            VBT - 09/04/08
            QUALS - pending
            DRUG TEST - Results Pending, but took on 09/03/08
            BI - pending

            Everything seems to be going smooth and timely, I hope it continues....

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            • Originally posted by CUJEN View Post
              Hello All! I am new to the process as well but from San Diego. Here's my timeline:

              CBPO
              TESTED: 07/21/08
              NOR: 07/28/08 Score: 85 no vet pts
              TO: 08/04/08
              PRE-EMPLOYMENT FORMS - Pending, but sent them out 08/18/08
              MEDICAL - Results Pending, but took it on 09/03/08
              FITNESS - Results Pending, but took it on 09/03/08
              VBT - 09/04/08
              QUALS - pending
              DRUG TEST - Results Pending, but took on 09/03/08
              BI - pending

              Everything seems to be going smooth and timely, I hope it continues....
              So did you have your VBT today already or is it later? Good luck with that, it's akward but a piece of cake otherwise.

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              • barnaj-

                It is @ 2:30, not sure what to think. I am not nervous yet....

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                • Originally posted by barnaj View Post
                  So did you have your VBT today already or is it later? Good luck with that, it's akward but a piece of cake otherwise.

                  I second that. I thought I failed, and I passed. I haven't heard of many ppl failing to the VBT as long as you treat it as an interview. Dress and act as if you were going to an interview for Corporate America. The FTO that administered the test also graded my test.

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                  • Originally posted by CUJEN View Post
                    barnaj-

                    It is @ 2:30, not sure what to think. I am not nervous yet....
                    The nerves will get you when you stand in front of the video camera with the tape recorder strapped to your waist!! It's pretty odd, but ifyou ask me, much better than sitting in front of 2 or 3 people answering questions.

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                    • Just throwing this question out there again: Is anyone out there a CBPO in the Buffalo/Niagara area who knows what kind of openings there are at the bridges/airports?
                      Three's the charm, right?

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                      • Originally posted by barnaj View Post
                        The nerves will get you when you stand in front of the video camera with the tape recorder strapped to your waist!! It's pretty odd, but ifyou ask me, much better than sitting in front of 2 or 3 people answering questions.
                        Oh Yeah, I am sure that will get my nerves going. hm...tape recorder strapped to my waist, everyone I have spoke to must have conveniently left that part out

                        I am currently employed in good ol' Corporate America and have been interviewed and promoted through interviews....hopefully it will go well.

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                        • Originally posted by shawal16 View Post
                          I second that. I thought I failed, and I passed. I haven't heard of many ppl failing to the VBT as long as you treat it as an interview. Dress and act as if you were going to an interview for Corporate America. The FTO that administered the test also graded my test.
                          Did you get your results the day of your test?

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                          • [QUOTE=shawal16;1395235]
                            Originally posted by merlin436 View Post

                            So that means if your drafted or decide willingly to work OT on a Sunday... you will lose out on the premium Sun pay because you are receiving the OT rate?
                            Well, yeah...if that's how you chose to look at it.

                            You'd 'lose' your base pay x 1.5 Sun. premium for base pay x 2 overtime premium.

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                            • Originally posted by CUJEN View Post
                              Did you get your results the day of your test?
                              I dont know about shawal16, but i didnt. Took about a week to get my results. Seriously, just dont say or do anything ridiculous or boneheaded for a half hour and it'll be over and you'll pass.

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                              • Originally posted by barnaj View Post
                                I dont know about shawal16, but i didnt. Took about a week to get my results. Seriously, just dont say or do anything ridiculous or boneheaded for a half hour and it'll be over and you'll pass.
                                Thanks I will try to refrain from embarrassing myself

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