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    So I currently work as a Network Engineer and cant wait to get out of this field of work. I have been studying for my police test (for about a month now) which is scheduled county wide in December.

    I assume after I take the test and hopefully do well, that I will have a choice of a couple agencies which I want to apply. Hoping all goes positive, I will have oral boards, interviews, etc.

    My question I guess is how do you do all these things and still maintain a full time 9-5 job? I dont know how much time off I can take and sometimes I understand the interviews are at a moments notice. I was debating on telling my job in December that I was interested in becoming an officer, and I would finish out my time here but I dont want them to fire me, and give me a possible bad reference to the police if they contact them. I have been at my current employer about a year and a half.

    Was anyone else faced with this decision? I still have a mortgage to pay.

    Thanks guys.. and stay safe.
    Trying to get on in NY...
    PM me if you hear of any upstate NY departments that are giving a civil service test.

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    Originally posted by SupraRy View Post
    My question I guess is how do you do all these things and still maintain a full time 9-5 job? I dont know how much time off I can take and sometimes I understand the interviews are at a moments notice. I was debating on telling my job in December that I was interested in becoming an officer, and I would finish out my time here but I dont want them to fire me, and give me a possible bad reference to the police if they contact them. I have been at my current employer about a year and a half.

    Was anyone else faced with this decision? I still have a mortgage to pay.

    Thanks guys.. and stay safe.
    Yes I faced the exact same situation. I told my supervisor beforehand my intentions. The PD's will have to contact them anyway for the background investigations. To make things easier, I usually only took a half day off at a time to test or interview. Everyone at work keeps asking me when I'm going to get hired, they all seem supportive and respect my decision. I may just be lucky, but my job and co-workers are just great, several of them volunteered to be references.
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    -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
    -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
    -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


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      When I first started testing, I was seemingly able to schedule every thing around my work hours. After a while, I just decided to come clean and tell my boss. He ended up being supportive of my decision and let me "book off" when ever I needed to.

      Now that I am about to become an officer, my boss begged me not to give him a ticket because I will working in the town he lives in.

      Good luck!!!

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