I've had dreams about middle aged headsets wearing men...Think I should mention that when I go in for the psych test?we're sure you]ve had dreams where you are in dark rooms with many middle aged men, but it's not the same.:jester:
sorry, you walked into that one...
ZOA has 3 domestic areas and 2 oceanic areas. the domestic areas have 12 positions each (6 d-side, 6 r-side). the oceanic areas have 8 positions each (2 d-side, 2 r-side, and 4 oceanic sectors). it's easy to figure out which one you would be able to check out faster on. i preferred the domestic areas so that's the one i asked for and got. i was in the east area, or area E. to me that was the best area to be in.
the locality rate there is probably the highest in the nation. i didn't really look at the new locality rates to verify though, so don't quote me on that. 32% is pretty freakin high though. if ur not familiar with the bay area, u get that 32% for a reason. it's insane how much houses cost there. things may have taken a turn for the cheaper in the last 6 months or so because of the economy. either way, $450,000 is about what u will pay for a small house (1900 sq ft).
feel free to ask any specific questions, and i can answer them best i can.
i thought it was the best because i knew i didn't want oceanic and their non-radar BS. once i got to know people, it just seemed that area east had the coolest people. i had a buddy that was 2-3 months ahead of me and assured me east was the place to go. i quickly agreed. the one downer was that area south and north was high seniority areas, while east had more of the younger crowd. bad to be so low in seniority in the south and north, but also good because it would be quicker before a lot of them retired and u would move up. to be honest though, those in my class that got other areas swear they are in the best area. i guess it's all personal preference.Why did you feel the east area was the best to be in?
At what point will I have the opportunity to request an area?
Just try to have your answers make sense and somewhat related to the question... I have yet to hear of anyone not being recommended from their interview.I'm former military, but not ATC. I will be attending the PEPC in NYC on the 23rd. As an OTS, is there anything in particular I should be hitting on in the interview? I read the general questions that they ask, but if anyone has some additional insight it would be greatly appreciated. Also, what is the likelihood of receiving a TOL at the PEPC? Do most people get one?