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Old 01-28-2013, 12:14 PM
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Default Wow I messed up---Vent

So I just need to vent a little bit.

So as of this morning I was processing with Burbank PD for the police officer position. I had already taken the written test and had my PAT today. Well I get time off work and drive to Burbank. Get there and I forgot to print out the email they sent me, which they wanted me to take. I was like, maybe I can still take the test,they probably have a list of applicants.

Well, I got sent home packing unable to take the test. What a bummer, I asked if I can reschedule, to which the HR guy said NO! I am really upset at myself for forgetting to print-out and take that notification with me. Lesson learned.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:29 PM
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Attention to detail...I got zinged when I went in to sign in and get my academy manual. Signing in, it called for Last, First, Init. Well, I didn't put a comma or my middle initial...ooops!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:33 PM
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I did that with Dixon PD back in the day... Those things happen man, and often for a reason. Learn from it, and move on.

Now I work for an awesome department and god forbid a complete collapse, I will retire there.
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are you sure mest up spelling wasn't the problem?
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:39 PM
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Attention to detail...I got zinged when I went in to sign in and get my academy manual. Signing in, it called for Last, First, Init. Well, I didn't put a comma or my middle initial...ooops!
Yea, attention to detail, just have to learn from it and try again.

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I did that with Dixon PD back in the day... Those things happen man, and often for a reason. Learn from it, and move on.

Now I work for an awesome department and god forbid a complete collapse, I will retire there.
Yea for sure I learned my lesson from my mistake. Good for you, what department if you don't mind me asking?

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are you sure mest up spelling wasn't the problem?
Am know shore wut u meen??
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Old 01-28-2013, 2:58 PM
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Definite attention to detail, it's a huge part of the job. Especially with report writing. You have to hold yourself to a higher level bro, always gotta be squared away. There'll be a next time, maybe not there but somewhere. Keep trying.
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It is "messed up" not "mest up".

Attention to detail is critical in LE.
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Title has been fixed, thank you guys for the correction.
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In the application process PD's are always looking for easy ways to cull the field... especially in the early stages. You gave them a gift. There are other agencies out there... just keep plugging away! Good luck~! ; )
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It is "messed up" not "mest up".

Attention to detail is critical in LE.
I think mest up was deliberate.
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Next time: Find a kinkos and reprint it out from your email....
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I think mest up was deliberate.
Meh, I seriously doubt it, but if it makes you feel better, I'm ok with that.
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So I just need to vent a little bit.

So as of this morning I was processing with Burbank PD for the police officer position. I had already taken the written test and had my PAT today. Well I get time off work and drive to Burbank. Get there and I forgot to print out the email they sent me, which they wanted me to take. I was like, maybe I can still take the test,they probably have a list of applicants.

Well, I got sent home packing unable to take the test. What a bummer, I asked if I can reschedule, to which the HR guy said NO! I am really upset at myself for forgetting to print-out and take that notification with me. Lesson learned.

chris
Sorry man, no doubt attention to detail is part of the process. You weren't early enough that you couldn't find a nearby Kinko's?
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Next time: Find a kinkos and reprint it out from your email....
At that point it was too late for me, lesson learned.

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In the application process PD's are always looking for easy ways to cull the field... especially in the early stages. You gave them a gift. There are other agencies out there... just keep plugging away! Good luck~! ; )
I know what you mean. I actually had an interview today so I'm not discouraged
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Sorry man, no doubt attention to detail is part of the process. You weren't early enough that you couldn't find a nearby Kinko's?
I was early, but by the time I drove down the the little mountain (where the test took place) found a printer and drove back up, it would have been too late.
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