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  • Well, your background investigation should be completed before you get to FLETC. I heard they aren't sending people to FLETC anymore before they finish their background investigations. Maybe someone can confirm this. I don't know how the agency would even find out.

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    • I know that defaulting on a mortgage payment is a pretty big deal and it will probably show up on your 5 year BI.

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      • Originally posted by BigPat View Post
        You're right, they won't do it. But it still doesn't make it right, and the union could sure make an issue of it.



        I understand that stuff can come up and the last minute, or agents might want split days, that's a different story. I am just stating what the policy is that managers are supposed to abide by. BTW, I am not a union steward.... I am a sup myself.
        I just thought it would be prudent to say that whether or not the rule exists shouldn't be the concern for new agents. The matter really lies in how you want to rub sups when you get split days off. Let me give an example:
        A sup would come to me when making the schedule and give me the heads up ("hey I needed to split your days cause of xyz") Now in my position, I could do two things: I could accept or turn it into something. I knew of the CBA rule, but instead I'd say "Hey boss no worries, do what you gotta do." This worked in my favor. Supervisors remember things. So when I went on Vacation or had to schedule doctor's appointments? He remembered and helped me out. I don't know how this would have gone had I told him it was unacceptable under CBA.



        I just want to shoot across the point about picking battles when it comes to Union stuff as an intern, that's all. Be smart.

        EDIT: I read my example and it's in 8 different tenses. I'm sorry but it's late and I'm not feeling well; I apologize
        Last edited by sap123; 07-19-2010, 08:28 PM.
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        • Originally posted by oscar100 View Post
          I know this question is kind of off, but has anyone here defaulted on their mortgage during FLETC? If I manage to make it to FLETC I would take a significant pay cut and default on my home(bought in 2006, bad move). I know credit is a factor in the hiring process, but is there any repercussions on defaulting before the probationary period is up? I'm just paranoid about defaulting interfering with getting a job in law enforcement. All info is greatly appreciated on this subject.
          As long as you show it wasn't due to negligence and irresponsibility its usually fine. They just want to make sure that you aren't careless, or pose a risk for corruption.

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          • Originally posted by Cyber_Saint View Post
            Maybe someone can confirm this. I don't know how the agency would even find out.
            A new BI every 5 years.

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            • Thanks just wondering, my current agency works 12's and it's hard to beat having four days off.

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              • just got my study guide packet in the mail. looking forward to this process.

                any fed leos on here leave their agency for a BP? if so can you shoot me a PM
                Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

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                • How hard is the BPA exam, specifically the Artifical Language Test?

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                  • Originally posted by sap123 View Post
                    I just thought it would be prudent to say that whether or not the rule exists shouldn't be the concern for new agents. The matter really lies in how you want to rub sups when you get split days off. Let me give an example:
                    A sup would come to me when making the schedule and give me the heads up ("hey I needed to split your days cause of xyz") Now in my position, I could do two things: I could accept or turn it into something. I knew of the CBA rule, but instead I'd say "Hey boss no worries, do what you gotta do." This worked in my favor. Supervisors remember things. So when I went on Vacation or had to schedule doctor's appointments? He remembered and helped me out. I don't know how this would have gone had I told him it was unacceptable under CBA.

                    I just want to shoot across the point about picking battles when it comes to Union stuff as an intern, that's all. Be smart.

                    EDIT: I read my example and it's in 8 different tenses. I'm sorry but it's late and I'm not feeling well; I apologize

                    I'm not trying to tell anybody to butt heads with people, I am just stating what the rule is. I'll just leave it at that.
                    Last edited by BigPat; 07-20-2010, 12:06 AM.

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                    • Originally posted by bozo View Post
                      How hard is the BPA exam, specifically the Artifical Language Test?
                      Approx. 30% pass the BPA exam, it's hard. The Artificial Language Test was the most difficult part for me, study the rules in the test booklet very closely. Without studying you don't stand much of a chance with the ALT section.

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                      • The ALT section is difficult at first, or at least it was for me. However, you start seeing the same words being used in multiple questions and you start really getting accustomed to the grammatical rules. By the end I was flying as if I spoke the lil BS language. I really recommend you get intimate with your study guide.

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                        • Originally posted by bf280 View Post
                          i am testing next month and assuming i make the cut and successfully complete the process, i have some questions. I am married with 2 kids and 1 on the way. I have been a cop for 8 years and in the military before that, my wife is as adventuresome as i but we are a little concerned about life for our kids. Where do i want to be stationed and where do i not? Is it financially feasable for my wife to stay home? What is like like in general for the entire family, i know i'd like the work just concerned for my family? Thanks
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                          • Originally posted by lauderdalehawk4 View Post
                            Thanks just wondering, my current agency works 12's and it's hard to beat having four days off.
                            whoa what agency is that? i'd stick to an agency that had a 3-12 schedule..

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                            • Originally posted by oscar100 View Post
                              I know this question is kind of off, but has anyone here defaulted on their mortgage during FLETC? If I manage to make it to FLETC I would take a significant pay cut and default on my home(bought in 2006, bad move). I know credit is a factor in the hiring process, but is there any repercussions on defaulting before the probationary period is up? I'm just paranoid about defaulting interfering with getting a job in law enforcement. All info is greatly appreciated on this subject.
                              I'd recommend starting now to sell your home. There are ways to short sell without affecting your credit, especially if your bank took TARP funds. I'd default ONLY as a last resort.

                              Why on earth do you want to put yourself in a financial pickle like that?
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                              • I've tried the short sale process before, but I was just spinning my wheels, went through 5 "short sale specialists", but after submitting all my financial docs each time I was just playing the waiting game for potential buyers, then wasnt getting calls back from the specialists, waste of time for them, and I dont blame them. Nobody really wants to buy a 2 bedroom 1 bath condo, when they could buy a home for the same price, or less as far as forclosed homes goes. I've always wanted to pursue a law enforcement career, so now I'm going for it. Right now I'm in BI in a state law enforcement organization, but there pay will cover my mortgage for the time being. I would much rather pursue Border Patrol, then the other organization. So thats my problem, but I filled out the online app anyways. Maybe idefaulting wouldnt matter after training beging, I dont know, just thought I could get someones experience with this situation.

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