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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

@ trod...before I left the psychologist he told me it'll take about a month or two to find out how it went. They dont pass or fail you, its not up to them, they send ur answers to the state and someone else does the deciding. He sat there and asked me a whole bunch of stuff and typed as I talked... im sure he just pressed the "send" button once i walked out the door. lol. I'm not nervous tho, I didn't lie about anything, I sure as hell didn't come off like I was crazy and I was professionally dressed and an hour early. Hope I get the "call" soon, and its a plus that Im bilingual... i may get through faster

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Kelly in Millbrook, New York

53 months ago

I,m a NYS Correctional Officer Trainee. I did my medical and psych test. Now I have to meet the psych Doctor for my 1 one 1, but i lost all the info on where to go. who should I call?

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Kelly in Millbrook, New York

53 months ago

waiting in Ogdensburg, New York said: How was the psych test Im about to take it in two weeks

Its really easy just annoying its all true or false but its alot alot of questions. and i had to write a little essay on why i think i would be good for the job

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Kelly in Millbrook, New York

53 months ago

unqnik in Buffalo, New York said: i never taken a psych test before so i dont know what expect of it.
How to answer the questions or how long it takes to take the psych exam. someone told me its over a thousand questions and it takes approx 6 hours is that true? please help me.

yea its true its like 3 booklets that have about 700 questions its all multiple choice or true or false. the questions are really stupid you will be fine, and u get asked the same question a bunch o times. they allow 8 hours for u to take it. i took about 4 with waiting in line and everything

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Dimelo in New York, New York

53 months ago

Angel. If everything is good, you get in no less than 2 months.

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Nikkilava in Alden, New York

53 months ago

My husband has been waiting since october of 07....passed all tests and spoke with investigator in february who said it would probably be "soon"...do they go by order on some list or something??? Waiting this long is getting to be a bit ridiculous....

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Nikkilava in Alden, New York

53 months ago

Wondering in Fredonia, New York said: My husband took the test over two years ago, got his canvas letter back in February I think, went to Albany this week for testing, and is going back to Albany May 22 for his Psych eval. After all this, when is the soonest we can expect him to get into the academy? Is there any rhyme or reason for all this or is it all luck? because it seems like many people wait years and some don't wait long at all.

I am wondering the same thing.....it would be nice if they kept you updated every 6 months or so, the way it is now you are just hung out to dry "hoping" you are still on a "list" or whatever they have them on. My husband took the test in oct. of 2007 and we are still waiting...he took the medical/psych/interview all in 2008.....no word yet....

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

@ Angel.. did you get the letter saying you passed the spanish interview.. i was told we get notice in mail for that also... i told you spanish has the upper hand.. they are so needed.. well May 8th is my turn.. and nope i dont have my skirt and blouse ironed yet lol.. ; ) or picked out lol

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Dimelo in New York, New York

53 months ago

trod in Brooklyn, New York said: @ Angel.. did you get the letter saying you passed the spanish interview.. i was told we get notice in mail for that also... i told you spanish has the upper hand.. they are so needed.. well May 8th is my turn.. and nope i dont have my skirt and blouse ironed yet lol.. ; ) or picked out lol

No letter for spanish passing.

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

@ Kelly: I would contact your BI, they have all the info on where your psych will be.

@ Dimelo: Good lookin. Its good to know I'm definatly moving along and wont be at a stand still.

@ Trod: No you dont receive a letter whether you pass of fail the spanish. When you go for your medical/background they quiz you on your spanish to make sure your fluent, and I am cuz thats all I really speak to my family so I know I passed. My BI told me there in dire need of bilingual CO's and that my turn would come alot faster because of it... and to be honest it has been going really quick....

JUST WAITING FOR "THE CALL"!!

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

Angel my BI told me i will get a letter sayin if i passed or not.. i got an actual formal one on one 30 minute spanish interview with a lady and my interview was recorded.. dont know what quiz you got. yes its goin quick like i said i got called in less than a year..

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

Idk Trod... they never said anything to me about receiving a pass/fail letter. Thats what I meant when I said quiz tho.. just someone making sure I could speak it fluently. If you can then I'm sure you passed. I wouldn't worry to much about it tho..

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

lol i speak spanish backwards it was my concentration in college i have 34 credits in spanish.. the lady was impressed.. she thought i was born and raised in Puerto Rico.. Im surprised she didnt pick up my Brooklyn accent.

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jslavick in Skaneateles Falls, New York

53 months ago

Since there is soo much discussion on people being able to speak Spanish (this is a good thing), is there any idea if they tend to like or prefer someone who is an EMT-B, and a trained certified firefighter, volunteer of course. Please let me know your thoughts.

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

Jslavick.. there are no specific qualifications for this job other than not having a criminal record/clean background... 9 yrs living with a city correction officer who did EMT for 5 years before corrections i can tell you my opinion is that your qualifications will go in your favor once your on the job.. you can work in different units like ESU or the hospital.. Good luck..

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

I know 2 ppl on this job who are 22 years old and only worked in Subways and for UPS.. its a matter of passing that psych..

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

Im curious...what can actually fail someone on the psych besides obviously being crazy lol

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

lol @ Angel.. depends how you answered the questions. I failed 9 yrs ago but won the appeal 2 months later... i was told i was too aggressive.. someone else failed was told no credibility on his answers.. he didnt seem to answer questions honestly.. so he was doubted.. anything goes in this who the hell knows lol..

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

but honestly i think i failed because when i was asked why would i want this job when i have a new born (my son was 2mnth) i answered very defensive to me it was offensive as a woman.. im sure men are not asked that..

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

in the appeal questions were different. I was just glad i cleared my record.. then i had a daughter lol

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jslavick in Skaneateles Falls, New York

53 months ago

Thanks trod for the info. I appreciate it. My background I think will be ok. I've never been in trouble, never been arrested, never in trouble in school. I don't drink, never have, never don any kind of illegal drugs / narcotics. Never any domestic violence...I did receive a speeding ticket 3 years ago, a traffic infraction, no DWI's, or chargeable accidents, etc. The only thing I'm concerned with is the fact I've been divorced, and my credit is poor, but I'm working on that. I serve as a volunteer Firefighter and EMT. I'm also a vilunteer county fire investigator. Haven't heard anything from my investigator, but at the meeting, he told me I was boring, but it was a good thing and was impressed with my detail on paperwork....? Just waiting now.

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

I guess i should feel pretty confident then. I was cool as ice from the moment I walked into that office to the second I left (even tho I was nervous) lol
I kept my head high and answered all questions 100% honestly. Im just so anxious to get the ball rolling... still gotta keep my fingers crossed tho

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

lmao your boring wow thats offensive he might as well have checked for a pulse lol.. my inv is really kool.. mine was surprised i was never on welfare.. he said thats rare.. and yeah u sound boring lol is that why your divorced lol JOKINGGGG JOKINGGG.. let me guess your pentecostal.. im only kidding lolol i have a sense of humor sorry : )

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jslavick in Skaneateles Falls, New York

53 months ago

Trod, it was pretty amusing actually. I didn't take it that way. Just kept my nose clean. I'm actually Baptist, go figure,....lol. Divorced because I married the devil....Now remarried.....I do like to have alot of fun, just never crossed the line so to speak. I would hope that the background check would go faster because of that. We'll have to wait and see. I felt good after the written psych test. I answered the questions honestly, and when the Psychologist asks me whatever,...I'm ready. So I go on May 8 for the one on one, and wait from there.

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

I go the 8th also.. and let him ask me about my kids again.. i will definately get disquailified again lol.. lolll

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Dimelo in New York, New York

53 months ago

Anyone here from NYC going to Academy on the May 9?

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

I dont know anything about the NYC academy.. I know there is also a NYS academy starting that same day as well. Where is the NYC one held? I know the NYS is up in Albany, thats the one Im waiting for.

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Dimelo in New York, New York

53 months ago

Sorry i guess i was not clear enough. Anyone here who live in NYC, that would attend the NYS academy May 9th?

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

Ohhh lol
Nope not me yet.. Im hoping ill be in one of the upcoming classes following the 9th.
Keeping my fingers crossed for June...

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jslavick in Cortland, New York

53 months ago

So after the one on one May 8, is there anything more to the process? Can I hope to go to the academy this summer, or this year? Any ideas anyone? Still nothing from my investigator...., which is good I guess? Please comment with any info...

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

Jslavick: How long have you been waiting? Like when did you complete you psych 1 on 1? Thats when the whole waiting game begins..lol

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

Angel where did you get info that there is a class in June.. its 9 to 10 weeks after the first which is May 9th.... thats not possible.. where did you hear that..

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

NYC corrections has a hold till November.. i was scheduled for Feb class but was canceled.. Angel its held in Queens and you go home everyday unlike State Corrections..

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

TROD: I saw this on another forum I look at.. it was the words of a guy whos in the academy now... heres his exact words...

"After my class graduates, another class starts on May 10, then 3 more to follow consecutively until early July."

Do I know if its tru, Im not sure, but because it came from the mouth of someone whos in the academy now, I kinda believe them. But than again all these forums are hear say

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

You as you said hear say.. i heard different..

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

Makes no sense why consecutive and not just put a big group in.. bueno.. until i see it i dont believe it..

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

Whether its true or not.. just seeing it give me high hopes...
Makes me feel a lil better while I wait

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wiating in NYC in New York, New York

53 months ago

Does anyone know anything about NYC Corrections? I took the test last year in July.

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still waiting in Rochester, New York

53 months ago

just got the call yesterday.
i start the academy on may 24th.
thats for the state corrections not new york city.

finally after 3 years of waiting.

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wondering in Fredonia, New York

53 months ago

still waiting in Rochester, New York said: just got the call yesterday.
i start the academy on may 24th.
thats for the state corrections not new york city.

finally after 3 years of waiting.

How long after your physical and psych eval was this? Just wondering how long we have left to wait. Thanks!

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Paul in Bronx, New York

53 months ago

That's great news!!! Guess I only have 1 year left

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Angel921 in Yonkers, New York

53 months ago

Good news!! I guess ur not "still waiting" anymore lol

I really hope ill be called for one of the next up n coming classes...

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still waiting in Rochester, New York

53 months ago

wondering in fredonia:
i took my physical on may 21 2008.
i took my psych on may 31 2008.

so ive been waiting 2 years to hear something.

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Mini me in Brooklyn, New York

53 months ago

@Still waiting... Im very happy for you.. good luck..

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Nikkilava in Alden, New York

53 months ago

You guys keep saying you got "the call" but i thought they did everything by mail??? At least that's what i was told by Investigations...

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still waiting in Rochester, New York

53 months ago

if you are talking about the state corrections job and not the city job, then they will call you when your name comes up on the list to go to the academy.
because they want verbal confermation that you are still interested, then they will send you a packet in the mail telling you what to bring, and a acceptance letter that you have to sin and fax back to them.

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CO335 in Syracuse, New York

53 months ago

I'm gonna give everyone some advice on this forum. The process for NYDOC is ridiculously slow. I know, I been through the processing, the academy, and was a CO for two years. I resigned from the State and now with a much better agency. If you guys have any questions, I will gladly answer them for you. I was asking the same questions a few years ago. I will tell you the academy is a breeze and you should not worry one bit!!! Its actually too easy and definitley should be amped up. I hope to hear from you guys soon.

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Nikkilava in Alden, New York

53 months ago

still waiting in Rochester, New York said: if you are talking about the state corrections job and not the city job, then they will call you when your name comes up on the list to go to the academy.
because they want verbal confermation that you are still interested, then they will send you a packet in the mail telling you what to bring, and a acceptance letter that you have to sin and fax back to them.

Is anyone else on List 24825 that hasnt gotten called yet?

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still waiting in Rochester, New York

53 months ago

i was on list 24825.
they only started drawing from it in january.
but really started drawing from it heavily in march.
looking at it seems to be that they aren't drawing from the previous list anymore and they haven't started drawing from any test (or lists) that were after the october 2007 test.
if you are on 24825 keep waiting its just a luck of the draw now.
it depends on what you got for a score also, they started with the top scores first, then worked there way into the 90's, then the 85's.
i got an 80 on my exam and they just called me yesterday.
so if you have an 80 or above they could call anytime.
if you got below an 80 im not sure where the are on the list and they may not have gotten down to the 75's and 70's yet. but just keep waiting.

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Nikkilava in Alden, New York

53 months ago

Hey, thanks, that is very encouraging. They can't possibly call all 3,000 people on list 24825 though right? My husband got an 83 but im assuming they rounded down to an 80. Seems like even people in the 90's and 95's havent been called yet...i wonder how they "pick" who they are calling??

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