ok, an update.
After receiving that call, i had scheduled for the PTA/Face to Face interview 1 week ago (8/4/11) and went.
AT&T to their credit, did not sugar coat anything. They gave a group of us a "Realistic Job Preview" and it is exactly what they said. Basically, it's a tough job and they pretty much "own you". and after telling you what you'll deal with, they expect a few people to take the opportunity to leave if they feel the job is not for them!
They want people who will work hard and give it their best, and are best fit for the physical rigors and mental rigors of this job. Good for them! After the presentation, they have a group of managers each take an individual candidate and give them a short interview about "tell us a time when you..." type questions.
that's pretty much it, very short and to the point. I did that last Thursday and received a call just yesterday! They want me in! granted the location is not my first choice, but hey, i WANT to work!
So yesterday they made me the contingent offer, and had me go do my physical/drug screening today, which i did, and i just now finished the HireRight forms online.
My current tentative start date is Sept 02.
So if you are reading this, wondering if it takes a while, IT CAN!! between taking the FMT test (march 4th) and an actual start date (Sept 2) that's 6 months to get in the door.
Don't be discouraged!!