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  • ACO88
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    Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post

    Anything but absolute flexibility is frowned upon.

    Some get their preferred location right off the bat.
    Some get to their preferred location after a few years.
    Some get closer to their preferred location at some point, as in the next state over.
    Some never get where they want to be and accept it (or complain about it) for twenty years.

    There is no foolproof methodology for getting to a preferred location; it's usually a matter of random luck, timing, convergence of stars, divine intervention, or stroking the right egos.

    Now, there is one way it can be done that's not exactly officially recognized but tried and true: go ham. Not a little ham, but full throttle, 100 megaton explosion ham. Destroy all crucial relationships, internal and external. Become so despised the USAO won't return phone calls. Become hated by subordinates, peers, and SACs. The worst that will happen? A quick shuffle to an open spot of your choice, often a location others have been dreaming about, because no one will care about the people scratching their heads, wondering why the station they worked so hard to compete for abruptly and quietly got filled...

    Thank you for the information.

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  • Ratatatat
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    In general with Fed Natural Resouce LE what is the best way to actually get your preferred duty station right from the start? Should you fill out the preference sheet stating you are flexible? Should you only select your top preferences? Will they be less likely to hire you if you show little flexibility?
    Anything but absolute flexibility is frowned upon.

    Some get their preferred location right off the bat.
    Some get to their preferred location after a few years.
    Some get closer to their preferred location at some point, as in the next state over.
    Some never get where they want to be and accept it (or complain about it) for twenty years.

    There is no foolproof methodology for getting to a preferred location; it's usually a matter of random luck, timing, convergence of stars, divine intervention, or stroking the right egos.

    Now, there is one way it can be done that's not exactly officially recognized but tried and true: go ham. Not a little ham, but full throttle, 100 megaton explosion ham. Destroy all crucial relationships, internal and external. Become so despised the USAO won't return phone calls. Become hated by subordinates, peers, and SACs. The worst that will happen? A quick shuffle to an open spot of your choice, often a location others have been dreaming about, because no one will care about the people scratching their heads, wondering why the station they worked so hard to compete for abruptly and quietly got filled...


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  • ACO88
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    Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
    Teleworking is allowed at single agent stations. Not officially though. They just get very long leashes. Just as long as they answer phone calls and emails. Some agents 'telework' entire careers. May you be one of the blessed few.

    Teleworking is frowned upon at RAC offices (where the boss is). You're to be at the office ten hours a day five days a week, making felony cases from your desk (that's the new direction, in case you haven't heard). Your dogbreath boss will be sitting there, like a hawk, always at the ready to meddle in your business or insult you. Odds are the boss was no casemaker as an agent but did spend 23 months at HQ, which means they've been officially coronated and you're just a peon to pee on. Your boss may be looking to make a name for themselves with upper management and because they are fundamentally lazy and you're right there, you are low hanging fruit. You will be spending as much time keeping book on your boss as you are working on cases because your boss is keeping book on you. You can tell your ASAC how dysfunctional the situation is but it's like talking to a fifth of Johnnie Walker Red, ironic, because that's what he consumes every day. The SAC could not care less until lawsuits and EEO complaints get filed. HR is a total joke. Greatest job in LE!

    Again, may you be one of the lucky few who get a single agent station because they mostly stay clear of all the crap....
    JB Smoove commented
    04-10-2019, 07:20 AM
    "It is doable on a 12 salary, but difficult as hell on a 9. We hired a guy as a 9 for a position in SF and he was able to make it work somehow so it’s possible. I would imagine that there may be some folks that may back out if they are offered these positions if they weren’t on their preference sheet."

    My question below....

    In general with Fed Natural Resouce LE what is the best way to actually get your preferred duty station right from the start? Should you fill out the preference sheet stating you are flexible? Should you only select your top preferences? Will they be less likely to hire you if you show little flexibility?

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  • Gollywompas
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    whoever suggested McNulty as your avatar f'in nailed it!...

  • Ratatatat
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    More like he bathes in it.

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  • hangman
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    I think canyon ranger drinks the USFWS kool-aid.

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  • Ratatatat
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    With that outfit, I bet you need a boost everyday....

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  • canyon_ranger
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    Thanks for making me smile. I needed that boost today .

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  • Ratatatat
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    Originally posted by canyon_ranger View Post

    Not necessarily. Calls are still going out.

    And who gave you permission to speak on matters of personnel and hiring status?

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  • canyon_ranger
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    Originally posted by JB Smoove View Post
    I would guess that if you haven’t gotten a call by now, it’s probably not happening.
    Not necessarily. Calls are still going out.

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  • JB Smoove
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    I would guess that if you haven’t gotten a call by now, it’s probably not happening.

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  • 1811ticktock
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    I'm not young, but I like all that stuff haha.

  • JB Smoove
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    Good luck whichever way you go.

  • JB Smoove
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    HSI does some great stuff. If you’re young and like the running and gunning stuff like buy busts, high risk warrants, and that kind of stuff, you’ll have plenty of opportunities. Plus HSI has a seemingly unending budget.

  • 1811ticktock
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    JB I stopped chasing unicorns a long time ago. But I agree with your assessment.

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