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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    So in other words, chances are slim for the vast majority of us then ! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭Dekkers


    So in other words, chances are slim for the vast majority of us then ! :pac:

    A slim chance is still a chance :)

    Also, how can 'slim chance' and 'fat chance' mean the same thing? Sorry for the digression but IT DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    Found this online...
    "Technically speaking, there is a slight difference between the two. A slim chance indicates there is still some hope, while a fat chance basically means no way in hell something will ever happen.

    I believe that the expression "slim chance" came first, and eventually people wanted to be emphatically sarcastic they used the opposite of "slim" and designated something impossible as a "fat" chance. "
    ....hope you'll sleep tonight after reading that...


    Also thought id ask again, anyone know a member of the police(or indeed some of the constables who post on here) who would be willing to find out what is happening to the rest of us B's?

    Highbury_lad, are you about? :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 508 ✭✭✭.S.


    I don't know if serving officers would hear anything about what's happening to B's either? Unless they know someone involved in recruitment. I don't think officers I know could answer that for certain anyways


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Eventually somone will email HR and ask.

    But hopefully some information comes to light before that


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 101 ✭✭gmck26


    .S. wrote: »
    I don't know if serving officers would hear anything about what's happening to B's either? Unless they know someone involved in recruitment. I don't think officers I know could answer that for certain anyways

    Yes guys very few officers (if any) are involved in HR and therefore any answers they give is just speculation. I know officers and staff who hear various rumours and know start dates etc... but none that are privy to that sort of info.

    Only high ranking hr staff would know but would probably not be able to disclose as it could be dependant on 'operational needs'.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    So just a waiting game really. If rumours are true and there is a new drive starting soon then I'll apply for that as well.

    Would just love some guidance on where the B's are


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 azrael99


    I can't imagine if we are already on a merit list which is valid until 2015 that you would need to apply for a new campaign


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 380 ✭✭vickmackey


    sure its something we can ask when we do eventually get a PCA date :-)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    If we get a PCA date I reckon there is a good change of getting a place.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 380 ✭✭vickmackey


    I reckon they wont put us through the physical / medical / drug test / vetting / online learning, if they cant offer a place at the end.....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 Orrzo


    Im being positive about this....approx 40 candidates have been given a start date. That leaves well over 300 places for the taking. We all began the process in september and only the top candidates are being placed now almost 7months later?....that gives anybody left after the AC a pretty good chance of being selected in my opinion. Even if they do start a new campaign look how long it would take for them to have a pool of new candidates to choose from! I think we should remain positive


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Seems people have medical dates given to them today. So they might get in contact with us soon........

    Hopefully


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 141 ✭✭canuck_copper


    Hi everyone, i just realized this thread was starte,d so late to the party....i had spoke directly to a contact in recruitment shortly after the AC result and they said that with my score..low B, that they wouldnt be setting a PCA date "until at least July".....hopefully this may shed some light for people


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Ahh!! Thanks for your help and insight!

    I don't suppose vetting forms were mentioned?

    I got a 65 so wondering if that's the same for me??

    To be fair that's probably a bang on time frame for them.

    Did they say high probability of you getting a place based on your score?


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭CDizzle


    Low B's in July? Then possibly it would be mid b's in June and high B's in May?

    If it is July for low B's i'll be in great shape for the PCA, so that's a bonus i guess!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 106 ✭✭Clare1304


    Got my date for pca (date and day don't match up) and it also is scheduled for the week prior to the familiarisation event :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,262 ✭✭✭DesertCreat_15


    Clare1304 wrote: »
    Got my date for pca (date and day don't match up) and it also is scheduled for the week prior to the familiarisation event :(

    Haha FFS


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    I don't think you're alone in that!!

    Good luck getting it sorted!! Let us know how you get on


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 106 ✭✭Clare1304


    It's also very short notice!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Even if they reverse the dates is it short notice?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 106 ✭✭Clare1304


    Still less than 2 weeks but manageable!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Wow!!! That is short notice


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 OAaron0


    Clare1304 wrote: »
    Got my date for pca (date and day don't match up) and it also is scheduled for the week prior to the familiarisation event :(

    Its a typo! Got a phone call from Occupational Health this morning, the month should say May and not April. Apparently new letters were being sent out today to correct them.. So don't worry!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 106 ✭✭Clare1304


    Great thanks Aaron :) wonder why we all didn't get calls?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 380 ✭✭vickmackey


    Clare1304 wrote: »
    Got my date for pca (date and day don't match up) and it also is scheduled for the week prior to the familiarisation event :(

    Cheers and best of luck!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    What do we reckon then? End of every month there are PCAs?


  • Registered Users Posts: 508 ✭✭✭.S.


    Canuck cooper, would you being outside NI, did they mean July since presumably you'd need more notice?? Thanks for letting us know!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 444 ✭✭Sthm


    I know a friend who scored 69 and hasn't received any vetting forms or PCA invite, so it's difficult to say how the next batch are being processed. Whatever it may be, the next batch seems to be small - maybe consisting mostly of those in the delay group who had scored 70+ but were only delayed due to being given time to obtain an acceptable ICT qualification.

    Late February: First batch of around 108 (18 candidates per session with 3 sessions over 2 days);

    Late March: Second batch of around 162 (18 candidates per session with 3 sessions over 3 days); and

    Late April / Early May: This batch seems small from the handful who have found their way here and posted - maybe another batch of 108?

    Looks like processing of the remaining bunch in the 60s will be done in manageable batches each month?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 518 ✭✭✭oztop1234


    Sounds like a fairly reasonable approach to me!

    Wonder what pass rates are like.


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