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Sky525  
#2561 Posted : Friday, June 14, 2019 9:26:22 PM(UTC)
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Thanks so much Gearup! Thanks for your response. It's painful! I just kind of question myself as a good candidate when none of the places I chose were offered. Anyway, I was the one to turn it down. I am lucky, I am already GS11 but I was hoping to contribute to the DEA mission and was thinking it would provide for better work/life balance than my current position with the Goverment. I'm thankful for the opportunity to go through the process and to all of you for your posts. :)
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#2562 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:45:10 AM(UTC)

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Thanks so much Gearup! Thanks for your response. It's painful! I just kind of question myself as a good candidate when none of the places I chose were offered. Anyway, I was the one to turn it down. I am lucky, I am already GS11 but I was hoping to contribute to the DEA mission and was thinking it would provide for better work/life balance than my current position with the Goverment. I'm thankful for the opportunity to go through the process and to all of you for your posts. :)


Don't beat yourself up over it. You were an excellent candidate or you wouldn't have gotten the call. It's a very selective process and only the best get to the point you did. Unfortunately there just wasn't a vacancy available at an office at this time that met your needs. You have to do what's right for you and your family. SO know that you were good enough. The timing wasn't. Hold your head high and take care of yourself.

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#2563 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:23:50 AM(UTC)
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I feel your pain....I am a 2/2017 applicant and received a call yesterday with an FOE. I am a 20+ year law enforcement officer who would be retiring from my current position, to become a DI. With my current position there is really no way to go through the retirement process on such short notice.

I have a caseload, pending court appearances, pension system paperwork submission requirements, pistol permits to obtain and tons of department equipment to turn in... At this point I was really just hoping that I would be pushed to the next class and now I am basically being forced to decline the offer.

temeriti  
#2564 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:24:15 AM(UTC)
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I feel your pain....I am a 2/2017 applicant and received a call yesterday with an FOE. I am a 20+ year law enforcement officer who would be retiring from my current position, to become a DI. With my current position there is really no way to go through the retirement process on such short notice.

I have a caseload, pending court appearances, pension system paperwork submission requirements, pistol permits to obtain and tons of department equipment to turn in... At this point I was really just hoping that I would be pushed to the next class and now I am basically being forced to decline the offer.



Oh man, that's muy no bueno. Did you request to be pushed back to the next class to have time to get your various affairs in order?? They've always been really helpful anytime I've called. (And that's, uh, a lot. :D)
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#2565 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:14:09 AM(UTC)
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They are not inclined to offer a deferment, which seems awfully unfair.
temeriti  
#2566 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:44:21 AM(UTC)
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Unfair indeed, but rather typical of the federal government I'm afraid. "Wait forever on us, but you'd better be ready when we are!" :x
kywilson  
#2567 Posted : Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:34:25 AM(UTC)
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For those reading this blog, don't give up hope just yet. I just received my call from HR yesterday. Ironically, it coincided with my birthday so it was a good day. Hope you get the call soon.
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