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    What's the Deal with Anti-depressants?

    Try St John's Worts..It's proven to help with mild forms of depression and be just as effective as prescription antidepressants. It's over the counter so no prescription, no paper trail.
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    Facility Swap Link Not Working

    Use the NATCA swap list instead
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    Random Question Regarding Time Off

    Being that you are a trainee, it is really easy to get spot leave (just going up to your supervisor and asking for the days off). You are not considered "useful" as a d-side trainee and therefore days are usually just granted. As far as annual leave, at ZAU, you bid it off in novemberish for the...
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    Chicago Center - ZAU

    You literally can't washout from ZAU. We have people training 5+ years and if you happen to wash out of one area, they will literally just stick you into another area. I was checked out in 21 months and that was with a 5 month delay to both the D-side/Radar lab.
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    Whats the Craziest “how Did That Person Make It Through the Accademy” Academy Story.

    Your logic is a little flawed. Usually having a car break down IS a reason to be late and having trouble waking up is not...Just saying.
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    Level 12 to Level 10

    Does anyone know how pay for a CPC will change if they move from a level 12 center to a level 10? Locality being roughly the same...
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    AG Pay Out of Academy

    You will be paid AG pay + locality pay. You will receive a offer letter the day you leave to your facility and it will include your yearly salary on the letter, which is locality and AG pay already calculated.
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    Chicago Center - ZAU

    We are slotted for about 25 academy trainees by the end of this year. Not sure about next year.
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    Does anyone know how the pay raises from D-1 to CPC work? I moved up to D1 pay when I finished my first two D-sides, but I'm curious how the other raises are rewarded at an en route facility..
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    Does anyone know the if air traffic controllers can still jumpseat on commercial flights?
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    Passed Enroute at the Academy: Here's My Experience

    The FAA academy is a wild ride and an experience I will never forgot. I know that prior to getting there, I was afraid of the unknown and what to expect from it all. I enjoyed it and absolutely hated it all at the same time. This is my experience from the academy as an en route trainee and I...