August 2016 Tier 2

YouAppearToBeOnFire

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Whats the mandatory retirement age for controllers, including any waivers or special considerations?
56 last I checked. However, you could always find another GS job.

Realistically you'll get your "high 3" where they take your highest 3 years of compensation, average them then do the % off that for your retirement.

Working past that will only increase the % you get.

Personally, if you're en route, after 25 years of making an average of say $170,000. If you still need to work you probably were poorly managing your finances. (I understand divorces happen, medical emergencies, etc).
 

BX172

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56 last I checked. However, you could always find another GS job.

Realistically you'll get your "high 3" where they take your highest 3 years of compensation, average them then do the % off that for your retirement.

Working past that will only increase the % you get.

Personally, if you're en route, after 25 years of making an average of say $170,000. If you still need to work you probably were poorly managing your finances. (I understand divorces happen, medical emergencies, etc).
Thanks, I am just trying to consider if I even want to do this job anymore, life has changed since I applied in 2016. I was given the terminal option so I think I would have another 3 more moves in 22 years before I can get into a tower that makes center money. It might be a little much for an "old" man like myself. I guess I'll cross that path when it happens.
 

YouAppearToBeOnFire

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Thanks, I am just trying to consider if I even want to do this job anymore, life has changed since I applied in 2016. I was given the terminal option so I think I would have another 3 more moves in 22 years before I can get into a tower that makes center money. It might be a little much for an "old" man like myself. I guess I'll cross that path when it happens.
That's fair man. Trust me, if I wasn't selected for en route I'd care a lot less. I did CTI, sadly, and have been trying to get in since before I graduated in 2014. I have friends who live in BFE at towers they'll be at for years because they can't bid out. I'm not sure I'd really be keen to move cross country for that, especially after everything.

I'd reach out to HR and ask if you can switch to en route possibly.
 

HerbertCadbury

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If anyones looking to compare timelines:
I'm prior military and alot of my waiting was for the transfer of my records since the VA didn't have them yet.
FAA-ATO-18-ATCEXP-56707 March
TOL: 6/8/18
MMPI:7/13/18
Flight Phys: 7/26/18
Drug test: 7/31/18
Tier 2 status: 5/28/19
MMP2 doc selected: 6/5/19
MMP2 appointment: 7/9/19
paperwork sent to Hope: 8/2/19

Now I'm standing by.
 

tx4ever80

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I was tier 2 from this bid and just cleared my tier 2 Sep. 2019. Completed my second drug test and physical. All done Oct 9, 2019 and now just waiting for a list, hopefully.
 

BX172

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I was tier 2 from this bid and just cleared my tier 2 Sep. 2019. Completed my second drug test and physical. All done Oct 9, 2019 and now just waiting for a list, hopefully.
Good luck, it took me 18 months to get a T2 appointment, and Its been 6 months since I've seen the doctor again. I've herd nothing back from them so far.