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You are right but I care. I have had people tell me to my face that veterans are not qualified to be police officers because they have PTSD, have criminal records (why else would you join to fight a war) or are drug a users from the meds they get from the va. That because of this they will have no problem getting hired in a civil service community once the background investigation clears the veterans out of the way. I wish I was making this crap up but I won't bore you with details. So years later when these same tool bags are hoping the nut house has been locking vets up has not happened, the Tom foolery appears and the political favors start appearing.hence menino's skirting of the system
Err no. It's to prevent daddy who is a selectmen from putting his kid on top of the list. The town of Braintree fire is notorious for this. Want more points work as a part timer or join the service.
Is it skirting the system when the Civil Service system is complete bullshit to begin with??
Everyone complains about CS in the hiring process, but you'll be glad to have it once you're hired. I've seen it save more jobs from politically-motivated firings than I can count, and ensure guys aren't passed over for promotions because they don't kiss the right fourth points of contact.
Finally got my score and I got a 97 but I'm assuming a lot of people scored high this time around. So theres a lot of competition out there.
Congrats man,,,,i got a 95, ran into a guy who got a 92 today, its a pretty straight forward test, you gotta mess up on purpose to do badly. Also you might score good but if your not a Vet.......good luck Also Typical the state gives us the scores and doesnt publish the list
Speaking about the Vet thing...I was talking with my uncle, a Navy Vet and 32 Years on the job down in a City in FL as a FF/Medic. I mentioned how Veterans and disabled vets get preference. He got the Veteran part but he didnt get the disabled part, his thinking, why do i want a firefighter missing a thumb or a Cop with "bad" PTSD responding to a call, they might not be able to do the job or they might be a risk to the public, their coworkers n themselves? Just throwing that out there.
FYI, you have to pass both a mental and physical test to make sure you can do the job. Missing a digit prevents you from doing nothing. You have to understand that a disabled veteran is not Tom Cruise in the movie, "Born on the 4th of July." I am so sick of this attitude.
So say if I wanted to join a different city department can I "apply to do so" if I'm one town over? I see I'm only eligible on my towns list however I would love to work for the next town over.