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h0p3ful1  
#81 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 6:15:54 AM(UTC)
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Did either of you guys negotiate for more after waiting for so long?
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#82 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 7:16:32 AM(UTC)
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I did.
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#83 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 9:00:17 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: country mouse Go to Quoted Post
but my mortgage is $500 for a 3 bd house on 24 acres and my commute, while 25 miles away, only takes 35 minutes.


Username checks out, lol.
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#84 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 10:28:06 AM(UTC)

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Why wouldn't you try to get a permenant position with benefits. You have no idea what the future holds. No one does. Maybe it comes through in a year and a half and your in a different situation, married, divorced remarried, whatever, you never know. Maybe you dont want to move. Or do want to. Life can change a lot in a couple years. But a permenant job is unlikely to contractually obligate you to stay. Persue what's in your own best interest.
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#85 Posted : Friday, December 27, 2019 10:46:07 AM(UTC)
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That's what I'm thinking. We have three kids that have gone to the same school, lived in the same house, their entire lives. Their graduating class will literally have 27 kids in it. Super rural. I'm concerned about culture shock so I'd be looking to live as far out as possible, which would make the commute nuts. People say "well if you didn't want it why did you apply?" It's not like that. It took 33 months for my FJO to come in, during which our lives have really been coming together and I've got a great job these days. Not making $80k, but my mortgage is $500 for a 3 bd house on 24 acres and my commute, while 25 miles away, only takes 35 minutes.


It sounds like you've got a good gig right now. I'd only suggest making the move if you hated the way things are and were desperate for change. I don't know where you are now but with state taxes, property taxes, fees, etc. $80k in that area is probably the equivalent of $50 where you are and when you factor in the cost of housing you'll end up making the equivalent of $40k before taxes.

I don't regret the two years I spent in DC, but as an example, my take home pay was 58.5% of my gross. At 80k that would leave you with a take home of about $1,800 per pay period. And over half of that will be eaten up in increased rent.
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#86 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 10:04:33 AM(UTC)
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Offer - Nov 2017
Poly - July 2018
BI - Fall 2018
SF-86C - Dec 2019

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After a long time, I was notified to complete SF-86C which I did at the end of Dec.

Does being asked to complete the SF-86C mean anything or is it just routine updating of paperwork?
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#87 Posted : Monday, January 13, 2020 10:13:56 AM(UTC)
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I can't speak for your situation, but in my case I received a call asking when I could start about 2 months after I sent in the SF86-C.
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#88 Posted : Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:28:00 PM(UTC)
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Updated my SF86-C about a month ago and now I have to meet with a DCSA agent 2.5 years after last meeting with another agent. Have to fill out some FNC forms (all but one of my FNCs are 7+ years old and I only put them on there because I was told that Facebook friends qualified as "continuous contact."). Thought I was nearing the finish line.

Does this process ever end? This is maddening.
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WanttobeFed  
#89 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:25:50 PM(UTC)
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Hey Waitingfoever ,

Did you meet the DCSA Agent? Same situation after filling 86C asking me to fill few FNC Forms Hopefully it speeds up after this ?
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#90 Posted : Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:14:43 PM(UTC)
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Did anyone else get a request for another interview several months after start of BI? I figure based on other posts on the forum this could be due to things uncovered during BI they'd like to ask me about.

Also interesting about having to fill out an SF-86C, I didn't know that was a thing.
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#91 Posted : Friday, February 7, 2020 4:23:01 PM(UTC)
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Throughout the hiring process I’ve been told 9-12 months. Everything is completed, I’ve received one actively processing call. I’m now within that time frame. Should I expect a call or wishful thinking?
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#92 Posted : Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:47:51 AM(UTC)
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I don't want to be that guy but it may be wishful thinking. Id love to be wrong though and see you post in a month you got the call.
I've been in process 14 months since application, 9 months since submission of my SF-86. When I submitted my SF-86 my POC said it will be roughly 12 months from this day, that's another 5 months.
So far they've met every deadline and timeline they said they would but I am not holding my breath and will be pleasantly surprised if I did get the call in 5 months if at all.
I also got my first still processing call (which of course is a great thing). Not sure what intervals those calls come OR if that means you are close to be "done". Anyhow I wish you and everyone else the most luck. Not matter what happens its been a crazy rid.
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#93 Posted : Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:21:41 PM(UTC)
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I don't want to be that guy but it may be wishful thinking. Id love to be wrong though and see you post in a month you got the call.
I've been in process 14 months since application, 9 months since submission of my SF-86. When I submitted my SF-86 my POC said it will be roughly 12 months from this day, that's another 5 months.
So far they've met every deadline and timeline they said they would but I am not holding my breath and will be pleasantly surprised if I did get the call in 5 months if at all.
I also got my first still processing call (which of course is a great thing). Not sure what intervals those calls come OR if that means you are close to be "done". Anyhow I wish you and everyone else the most luck. Not matter what happens its been a crazy rid.


Have you already done the poly/medical?
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#94 Posted : Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:53:55 PM(UTC)
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All successfully done in September.
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#95 Posted : Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:27:17 AM(UTC)
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Is it true that your clearance application gets shifted to the bottom after presidential elections? I got my COE in 2017 and I don't want to wait another 3 years.
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