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June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #1041
i asked a recently departed polie a few of these questions via email but thought someone could describe the whole inprocessing schedule here.assumption: iʹve been hired over the phone.do they fly me to denver or am i picking up that tabʔaverage length of denver timeʔʹcheck the boxʹ and ʹnext-station pleaseʹ schedule of eventsʔroom & boardʔdepth of intensity for the body cavity searchesʔreasons people get last-minute disqualificationsʔrough ratio of dqʹsʔya know, stuff like that.also..about this psyche eval–iʹve seen all over to just go in and use common sense. answer towards the conservative. we had one of those tests also—but there were some very un-obvious questions that would dq a person. most recruiters told us over the phone about the messed up questions–the theme was to not profile as a risk taker, be more sheeplike. dq questions included if you either currently enjoyed or would like to skydive, hang glide, deepsea diving, any form of racing, and even painball. (oh and the usual morality based ones)i guess someone raised the issue because the ʹwabiʹ test went away in december 04ʹJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9180
funny you should ask. iʹm going through this now (but iʹm a special case because iʹm going to palmer, not pole or mactown). i hope others on the board will answer this too, just for some different perspectives.> do they fly me to denver or am i picking up that tabʔtheyʹll pick up the tab. mike: are they still doing orientation in nzʔ that seems to change often; one year in denver, the next in nz…> average length of denver timeʔone night, or 2-3 in new zealand.> ʹcheck the boxʹ and ʹnext-station pleaseʹ schedule of eventsʔsit and listen, be bored to tears, fill in forms, and endure hours of safety training and videos. pray they donʹt show you the “fish” video.> room & boardʔyep. or room, with a fixed travel fund for food and rides.> depth of intensity for the body cavity searchesʔnot if they want any employees.> reasons people get last-minute disqualificationsʔbad teeth, high cholesterol, cold feet.> rough ratio of dqʹsʔdairy queensʔ you must mean pq to npq ratio. i have no idea. most summer participants seem to pass.> [snip]… and even painball.i donʹt know if thatʹs a type-o, but i like it. very apropros.<ǃ-- s:mrgreen: --><ǃ-- s:mrgreen: -->June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9181
coming in for the winter, you do your orientation in denver. you fly out once at the beginning of december to do the psych eval. fly home and if you pass you come back again in jan or feb for orientation. unless you are in for an extra day of supervisor training, it lasts a day. fly in , stay overnight, orient, stay overnight fly to the ice. one change is that you get your clothing as soon as you land in nz. then at 4 or 5 in the morning the next day, you are on your way here. it used to be you had several days in christchurch.June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9182
huh. it was real short today, a no-pain sort of orientation. perhaps because there was just 5 of us.tomorrow… flights to south america. yeehaa. deployment begins.gJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9183
flying out tomorrow….nice…thats entirely a short inprocessing. although i donʹt know how i could make it on the schedule of dec eval and coming back later…iʹd have to give up this job just for the travel alone. best i can hope for is getting a 1 year in oct…wait, guess iʹd still have to quit just to take the eval.i thought iʹd seen that the last flights were last monthʔ…was on somebodies blog somewhere…(so i thought)June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9184
@jim in baghdad wrote:
i thought iʹd seen that the last flights were last monthʔ…was on somebodies blog somewhere…(so i thought)
they were. palmer (where iʹm going) is kind of the programʹs secret stepchild; access is only by ship from south america, and not so seasonally dependent as pole and mcmurdo. winter crew rotation is only happening now.June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9185
i donʹt think iʹve really read much about palmer. well, august is still a ways off…gives me plenty of time to read up on it.
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