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Offline BigSky

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Question for Controllers
« on: October 11, 2008, 02:46:58 PM »
I am currently going through the hiring process to become an ATC. I took the AT-SAT and was then asked to choose terminal or en-route.  I chose terminal but they assigned me to center.  Has anyone had the same experience?  Why give people a choice if they are going to assign you to wherever they want.  I think this may be beginning to understand what everyone talks about when they say "welcome to the new FAA".

-Colin



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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 03:32:17 PM »
I would've just told you "Welcome to the FAA."

Offline FlySafe

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008, 04:06:49 PM »
What he said... :roll:

Offline RV1

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2008, 05:52:35 PM »
Did you, by chance, hear any extremely loud laughing when you advised them of your choice?

Offline hurt82

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 06:19:48 PM »
Hehehe the faa HR sucks..  I applied for FL, PR, and TX.  I ended up getting sent to Atlantic city, NJ.  THX FAA HR~!!

Offline NY Z Pilot

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 08:53:07 PM »
Heres a good one. We just got a girl from Tuscon, wanted Tuscon, got RDU. In the same class they had a guy from Raleigh, wanted Raleigh, got Tuscon. They WOULD NOT let them switch. Crazy. 

Offline oreotsi

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008, 09:57:12 PM »
just decline the offer till you get what you want. They'll keep sending you offers until you accept just because they need people.

Offline BigSky

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008, 02:02:28 AM »
Thanks everyone for posting! I was completely prepared to go wherever they sent me (location). I did at least think they would give me the facility type preference (terminal vs. en-route) but I guess I was fooling myself

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2008, 05:06:09 AM »
I did at least think they would give me the facility type preference (terminal vs. en-route) but I guess I was fooling myself

You seem to be pretty sharp--I think you're gonna make it man. I think you're gonna be an air traffic controller.

Just remember this--arrivals arrive and departures depart.

Offline BigSky

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2008, 12:57:12 PM »
I did at least think they would give me the facility type preference (terminal vs. en-route) but I guess I was fooling myself

You seem to be pretty sharp--I think you're gonna make it man. I think you're gonna be an air traffic controller.

Just remember this--arrivals arrive and departures depart.

Thanks! Between VATSIM and this forum community I try to stay on top of whats going on in the industry. I guess that's why I wasn't overly surprised when I got an assignment to a facility I didn't want.

Offline oreotsi

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 11:48:24 PM »
so are you going to accept the offer to a place you don't want?

Offline BigSky

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2008, 12:08:30 PM »
so are you going to accept the offer to a place you don't want?


No I will be declining this offer I think.

Offline oreotsi

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Re: Question for Controllers
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2008, 03:10:29 PM »
excellent choice