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peteyboy123  
#921 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 6:09:58 AM(UTC)
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There isn’t anyone that has been tasked with training RO trainees (ROT) that is 100% happy with how we are having to train The ROTs.

I’d much rather be in person/in the field. But right now that’s not the world we live in.

I suspect field visits and in person training will start up next year. But right now we improvise adapt and over come.


I really enjoy reading your responses.



I second this.
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#922 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 4:54:57 PM(UTC)
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Newbies, applicants: Buyer beware on the RO job...seems like a grind and a half and major stress 2 months in, with 3-5 years to even get somewhat comfortable in the job.... if that's your shtick, have at it. Red tape and bureaucracy galore to stress levels unimaginable...have at it! Better working at the grocery store for $18/hour and having a life.


That’s not my experience.


nice you got in before the pandemic experience. I believe the virtual "academy" is a disaster since OJI and field work is non-existent. Just IMHO...


need more details. Having a life? So are you working more than 40hrs a week or are you just having a hard time learning?


Hey guys...just trying to be real and not sugar coat it all. Top it off, all feds HAVE to be vaxxed so if you have any reservation against this you're gonna get fired/not hired anyway (last I heard 25% is opposed to forced vaccine mandate). Just giving you all a different, albeit more negative reality check (sorry but downers are part of life), so don't jump down my throat and call me names for having an honest opinion. Not all opinions are pie in the sky. And yes, I will stay/leave the job as I choose...thx. I don't bow down and take the knee to guys with a few years in on this board that talk arrogant, smug $#!& all the time about how brilliant and "tough" they are, and condescend to everyone that doesn't blow smoke up their pie hole...enjoy your day!


That is a good point, it is a requirement to get vaccinated by a certain date, unsure if i am able to share what that date is. If you are against getting vaccinated it might be wise to let the hiring official know if there is any reason for your inability to get vaccinated.
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#923 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 5:49:47 PM(UTC)
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Everything is very crazy right now and it's all going to be different for a bit as we adjust to some new societal norms. I'm looking forward to starting as an RO as long as I get my firm offer. I do like working for the IRS.
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#924 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 7:07:03 PM(UTC)
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Wow, lots of craziness in here tonight. I’m just a recent applicant wondering, on average, what percentage of applicants who get a phone interview end up getting a FO. Like, do most people that make it this far end up receiving an offer? I could see the IRS being insanely picky about who they hire, but I keep reading about how they’re having trouble competing with the private sector. So, IDK. And if anyone wouldn’t mind telling me how long it was after their phone interview before the next contact, that would be killer!
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#925 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 7:10:21 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys...just trying to be real and not sugar coat it all. Top it off, all feds HAVE to be vaxxed so if you have any reservation against this you're gonna get fired/not hired anyway (last I heard 25% is opposed to forced vaccine mandate). Just giving you all a different, albeit more negative reality check (sorry but downers are part of life), so don't jump down my throat and call me names for having an honest opinion. Not all opinions are pie in the sky. And yes, I will stay/leave the job as I choose...thx. I don't bow down and take the knee to guys with a few years in on this board that talk arrogant, smug $#!& all the time about how brilliant and "tough" they are, and condescend to everyone that doesn't blow smoke up their pie hole...enjoy your day!


So…why do you not like it? What are the challenges you are facing? What do you recommend for people coming into it? You haven’t provided your reasoning. Not jumping down your throat, just looking for more clarity.


The one year training period being virtual is a total bust for one (nobody is handling it too well that I know at least, and it creates huge impediments to learning)...the other, everyone keeps saying "when" we get back in the field like "the good ole days." Folks, that may not ever happen again. 50/50. Not saying don't come into the job since I'm new to it as well but be prepared for possibly "disliking" it is all I'm saying. The job is made waaaaaaaay more complicated than it needs to be by bizarre, arcane, and literally ENDLESS, IRS tax laws/codes/rules/regulations that will keep you bent over a computer all day long...Tons of bureaucracy and red tape. Have at it by all means I'm just not like some others on here claiming it's this cool enforcement job. So they love it...well that's great. Probably was a better gig pre-pandemic. You're a computer jockey for al intents and purposes right now. And so wow, down the road maybe you go out in the field one day a week to drive around and get out of your office. Wooopeeee! And YES!!!!! You will be canned/not hired absolutely if you don't get vaxxed! So 25% of the American population are being persecuted in violation of their Constitutional Rights....Classic! Thanks Joe!!!


But how do you really feel. I mean maybe its cause ive been with irs for the last two years and I know what to expect. You are still in training and im sure the real job is nothing like the training is. They are just trying to prepare you as best they can
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#926 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 7:13:40 PM(UTC)
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Sounds like you’re miserable.

Nothing wrong with having an honest conversation with yourself and turning in your resignation.

If I was as miserable as you claim to be I’d walk out the door.

We will be going back to the field. No way we don’t.

As far as the vaccine requirement. I have heard but not officially it’ll be have to be completed by 11/09. So the scuttlebutt.

This is a cool enforcement job. You’ve been at it for 2 minutes. Maybe learn it first before you spit off how aweful it is.
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#927 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 7:17:46 PM(UTC)
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FYI the IRS doesn’t make the tax code. Congress does. And politicians make everything endless.
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#928 Posted : Friday, October 1, 2021 8:51:11 PM(UTC)
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Sounds like you’re miserable.

Nothing wrong with having an honest conversation with yourself and turning in your resignation.

If I was as miserable as you claim to be I’d walk out the door.

We will be going back to the field. No way we don’t.

As far as the vaccine requirement. I have heard but not officially it’ll be have to be completed by 11/09. So the scuttlebutt.

This is a cool enforcement job. You’ve been at it for 2 minutes. Maybe learn it first before you spit off how aweful it is.


Sorry all knowing and almighty smug one...even short timers can have opinions. Why are you repeatedly doing the ad hominem attacks telling me to "quit if I don't like it?" I can have some very real adverse/negative opinions about the job without you always spouting out the same, boring retort....just quit if you don't like it. Well...maybe I want to stay and help fix/improve it. Nothing wrong with providing a very real, and perhaps different, perspective, than only yours all the time. Maybe you're out of touch with the trainee experience as it is now and don't even have a good grasp of it. Yeah we know, you think the job's cool, badass, etc... and get highly ruffled when someone says otherwise. I could care less if you have thirty years versus three months, and as long as you have no official authority over me (unlike military and police hierarchy), you're just another worker dude. I get it that you're an advocate of quitting yourself, since you would "walk out the door" if "I was as miserable as you claim" (you admit this in your above post, line 2), but maybe I'm not a quitter... I'm just noticing how good things COULD be and MIGHT be someday in relation to the present boondoggle. You seem to have the eyesight of of a hawk but the vision of a clam my friend.
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#929 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 3:39:56 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and congratulation to everyone that got a TO and FO these past couple of months. I am excited but anxious as well because I got my TO on 9/09 but I still haven't rec'd my FO as of yet. I didn't have to redo my finger prints because I am already a government employee with the DOJ. Can I please get some feed back how long did it take to get your final offer. Thank you in advance and good luck to everyone.
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#930 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 3:59:50 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and congratulation to everyone that got a TO and FO these past couple of months. I am excited but anxious as well because I got my TO on 9/09 but I still haven't rec'd my FO as of yet. I didn't have to redo my finger prints because I am already a government employee with the DOJ. Can I please get some feed back how long did it take to get your final offer. Thank you in advance and good luck to everyone.


I would think you’ll be in the 12/3 hiring. So be patient.
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#931 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 7:44:39 AM(UTC)
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Hey all,

Just starting the hiring journey. I applied a few weeks before the last announcement closed. I just received notification for application received for gs 7 wave 3 and based on responses my application was suitable for further review. They would contact me after further review about my eligibility.

I haven’t received the same email for gs 9 yet. Does this mean they are only hiring for gs 7 at my pod then? Just curious why it was for only one grade level. Thanks all.
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#932 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 8:48:24 AM(UTC)
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Sorry you’re correct it’s 12/6. You have plenty of time for the FO to come.
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My EOD also states 12/06 and I haven't heard nothing since. My suggestion to you is to wait Mid/End Oct if you hear nothing than contact the person that interviewed you and explain your situation.
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#934 Posted : Monday, October 4, 2021 10:22:24 AM(UTC)
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Sorry you’re correct it’s 12/6. You have plenty of time for the FO to come.


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My EOD also states 12/06 and I haven't heard nothing since. My suggestion to you is to wait Mid/End Oct if you hear nothing than contact the person that interviewed you and explain your situation.


I guess no news is good news! I’m just used to things moving pretty quick.


If you expect ‘quickly’ the IRS will disappoint you
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#935 Posted : Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:45:23 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

I haven’t had any contact since my interviews early September. I am just wondering if anyone knows if they are still hiring for the SoCal locations (San Bernardino, Laguna Niguel or Santa Ana).
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#936 Posted : Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:57:09 PM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

I haven’t had any contact since my interviews early September. I am just wondering if anyone knows if they are still hiring for the SoCal locations (San Bernardino, Laguna Niguel or Santa Ana).


I also interviewed for Laguna Niguel in early September. The interviewer said I was interviewing for that location, but when I received my TO it was for Santa Barbara.
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#937 Posted : Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:29:09 PM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

I haven’t had any contact since my interviews early September. I am just wondering if anyone knows if they are still hiring for the SoCal locations (San Bernardino, Laguna Niguel or Santa Ana).


I also interviewed for Laguna Niguel in early September. The interviewer said I was interviewing for that location, but when I received my TO it was for Santa Barbara.


Congrats on Santa Barbara. I didn't even realize that was one of the options. I will be just a bit south of you in Camarillo starting December if the hiring doesn't get delayed
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I haven't got my FO, but my current agency just gave me a release date for 12/4. So I guess that means I'll be starting 12/6. Hopefully, I get the FO soon!
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#939 Posted : Tuesday, October 5, 2021 4:37:27 PM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,
Pathways program applicant here.
Applied on 7/13/21
Invitation to complete ROSA on 8/12/21
Completed a phone interview on 9/24/21
Now, it’s pins and needles status for me. Any insight on what is still in front of me? Baltimore was my top option, and that’s who called me for the phone interview. Thanks in advance for any and all info!





Bump :D
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#940 Posted : Wednesday, October 6, 2021 8:18:37 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,
Pathways program applicant here.
Applied on 7/13/21
Invitation to complete ROSA on 8/12/21
Completed a phone interview on 9/24/21
Now, it’s pins and needles status for me. Any insight on what is still in front of me? Baltimore was my top option, and that’s who called me for the phone interview. Thanks in advance for any and all info!





Bump :D



you got a month of waiting lol

Also received a firm offer back in august for gs7 deemed ineligible for gs9. Just woke up today with an email saying application received gs9 for wave 3. Anyone think that might go anywhere or am I just gonna get turned around and deemed ineligible again?
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