I recently transferred from a level 7 tower where I was a CPC (downgraded to a level 5), to a level 8 up/down (downgraded to a level 7) so I could get a radar ticket. My problem is I am having a lot of trouble in radar and am not sure if I will get through the program. I am great in the tower, got certified with minimums and even got a cash reward within my 2nd week of certification for a save at the new facility. It is just I am not sure yet if I am cut out to be a radar controller.
Assuming I washout, being a CPC-IT, the contract says I will be given a list of up to 5 facilities that are an equal or lower level (not I "may" be given a list of 5 "IF" vacancies exist). My questions are as follows:
1. Is there usually more pull for the CPC-IT to go where "they" want to go, or is it at the fate of what the FAA offers? Should I start talking to other managers and politicking my way into the towers I want to go to (CIC, OJTI, etc..)?
2. With the whole sequestration going into effect, what will happen with my career? Will I stay at my current facility until this thing is over with, just working in the tower; or will I get transferred out to where ever and sequestration will have no impact on the process?
I would highly appreciate any addition information; this is a stressful time...Thanks!