Folks with ZDV TOL and waiting

aprout88

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Sep 20, 2012
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I'm from Arvada and fully agree with #1 above. Boulder is a nice place but its outrageously expensive. Personally I would be more interested in Loveland just north of Longmont. Loveland has a lot of outdoor activities near by similar to boulder but is much cheaper to live and centrally located between fort collins, longmont and estes park. Also has many lakes to fish!
 

RS1019

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May 2, 2012
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1, Boulder isnt all that, in fact it is quite a pain in the ass. Insanely high taxes, rent/property taxes, higher gas prices, more bicyclists than should even be in existence, etc. As for places to live, there are a ton of apartments all over Longmont. The southwest side has Legacy which looks nice, Grandview Meadows (which is a lousy place to live, take my word for it), and a few other apartments but being 'closer to Boulder' is generally more expensive. I paid about 1100/mo for a one bed with a garage in SW Longmont. On the East side near County Line Rd between 9th and 17th there are some really nice looking places but I dont know what they go for, PM me and I can get the names if you want on my drive by.

2. I cant quote what yours will be but living in Boulder County (SW Longmont), 5% to TSP and paying insurance on myself (med/dental/vision), my take home ranged from 1250-1350 every two weeks (creepy thinking back on that now). This is roughly what you will be bringing in until you get to D1. Each of the raises amounted to roughly 525 per check (take home) added to that amount.

Hope that helps
Thank you much! I actually made a trip out to Longmont two weeks ago and searched just about every apt complex. Legacy, which you mentioned, IS nice....but not dog friendly for anyone else out there starting to look. I found some great alternatives though and decided living in Longmont to begin with at least is a huge priority. I agree on the Boulder front, fun for visiting without a doubt!

I appreciate the input!
 

RS1019

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Congrats!



As it stands:

1) whitney144, 2/9/2012..... Received class date
2) stangerbm, 2/14/2012..... Received class date
3) flygirl1882, 2/14/2012..... Received class date
4) pete2894, 2/16/2012.......Received class date
5) bravo, 2/16/2012............ Received class date
6) kihiah, 3/8/2012............. Recieved class date
7) complexconcepts, 4/30/12.Recieved class date
8) *Unknown SM name*, 5/??/2013.... Received class date
9) Fieldlander, 5/23/2012..... Received class date
10) JulietMikeCharlie, 5/23/12
11) cburden86, 5/30/2012
12) AFACT08, 6/5/2012
13) jbseal, 6/7/2012.............Received class date
14) KevinFoley46, 6/7/2012
15) nothere 6/7/2012......................Received class date
16) pgabrash, 6/14/2012
17) mikebravo, 6/27/2012
18) RS1019, 7/26/12
19) chkwheelsdwn, 3/10/2014
 

aprout88

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Sep 20, 2012
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Might as well cut down the list... Congrats Pete!

1) JulietMikeCharlie, 5/23/12
2) cburden86, 5/30/2012

3) AFACT08, 6/5/2012
4) jbseal, 6/7/2012.............Received class date
5) KevinFoley46, 6/7/2012
6) nothere 6/7/2012......................Received class date
7) pgabrash, 6/14/2012
8) mikebravo, 6/27/2012
9) RS1019, 7/26/12
10) chkwheelsdwn, 3/10/2014
11) aprout88, 4/3/2014
 

KevinFoley46

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Jul 8, 2010
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Congrats pgabrash! People are getting 6/20 dates this morning for other centers. I'm hoping the rest of us hear soon. RJ hasn't returned my email from last week still. I turned 30 last week, so I am just counting the days now until I age out.
 

rhd9b

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Dec 24, 2009
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Congrats pgabrash! People are getting 6/20 dates this morning for other centers. I'm hoping the rest of us hear soon. RJ hasn't returned my email from last week still. I turned 30 last week, so I am just counting the days now until I age out.
If you have a TOL, your age is frozen.
 

KevinFoley46

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Jul 8, 2010
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at this point, I just want an answer. One way or the other. I graduated in 2010 and I feel like I've been passed on for some promotion at my current job because they feel like I'm going to be leaving soon.
 

RS1019

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As of now:


1) JulietMikeCharlie, 5/23/12
2) cburden86, 5/30/2012
3) AFACT08, 6/5/2012
4) jbseal, 6/7/2012.......................Received class date
5) KevinFoley46, 6/7/2012
6) nothere 6/7/2012......................Received class date
7) pgabrash, 6/14/2012.................Received class date
8) mikebravo, 6/27/2012
9) RS1019, 7/26/12
10) chkwheelsdwn, 3/10/2014
11) aprout88, 4/3/2014


Also, just got off the phone with RJ:
"Denver center has more than enough new hires and I won't be looking at you guys again 'til...maybe July-ish."

So, for what it's worth, there's that.
Happy Monday!
 

KevinFoley46

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Jul 8, 2010
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Thanks for that RS!! RJ hasn't returned a call or email from me since I got my drug test redone in January. I've had two guys I worked with leave for Feb 3rd and April 7th class and I'm antsy as hell. July means we're all going to have to redo the drug test again since it's only good for 6 months.
 

RS1019

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May 2, 2012
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Yeah I got lucky that she answered my call, almost didn't believe it! Anyways I can tell she's burnt out with everyone hassling for dates...yet I feel she leaves us in the dark and so what can she really expect us to do?

Anyways, your day must be coming. It looks like you're sandwiched between other class date people, which is odd bc she also said she's "going in order of TOL" and "Doesn't know where I stack up." Humph
 

KevinFoley46

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Jul 8, 2010
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Congrats JMC
1) cburden86, 5/30/2012
2) AFACT08, 6/5/2012
3) KevinFoley46, 6/7/2012
4) mikebravo, 6/27/2012
5) RS1019, 7/26/12
6) chkwheelsdwn, 3/10/2014
7) aprout88, 4/3/2014
 

mikebravo

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Jul 19, 2011
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HR update: We just don't know, can't say anything for sure, lots of new hires in pipeline at facility, need isn't as great as other understaffed facilities = slower hiring at ZDV, expect a trickle of class dates to be assigned in the late summer, you've been patient.

On another note, for those people who are like me and have been waiting so long that their medical clearance will expire, they wait to renew your medical clearance until it actually expires. They don't anticipate it expiring and have you start the process over before it does so if a class date becomes available while you are waiting for a new clearance you might get passed over.
 

RS1019

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New addition!

1) cburden86, 5/30/2012
2) AFACT08, 6/5/2012
3) KevinFoley46, 6/7/2012
4) mikebravo, 6/27/2012
5) shoeless_joe 7/24/2012
6) RS1019, 7/26/12
7) chkwheelsdwn, 3/10/2014
8) aprout88, 4/3/2014
 

KevinFoley46

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Jul 8, 2010
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Just got a "please send resume and fill out this form from RJ. Said trying to get me in by the end of June. Assuming 27th as well.