You'll get called for whichever region has vacancies appear first. However, if you opt to go forward for interview in one region, they do have a rule saying you'll be dropped from your other region for consideration.
So if Dublin vacancies appear faster, and they call you for interview and selection, you're essentially forfeiting the Sligo panel to go for it.
I see what you're saying! Than you!
I really think to get Sligo I'd have to get 200 or less.. In the last competition, I was in the low 1000's..
So if that happens again at least in Dublin I may have a better chance. Thanks again!
@Lena034 have you got through clearance stage . Just wondering as Dublin panel has not moved for past week ( stuck on 108 ) .. reason they say is , there are people on clearance stage that still need to get position 😓😓
Hi@vatsie76, no I'm still going through it at the minute. I was told it could take up to 3 weeks to clear. Hopefully I'll hear something by the end of the week, but I tracked the progress earlier and its still stuck on the part where it was handed over for vetting.
Does anyone know what the actual take-home pay is like for this job? With previous TCO work, I'd likely start on the second rate of 511.61. But I know there's pension deductions and tax and all the other stuff... what's the real take-home pay going to be like?
Does anyone know what maternity leave is like in AGS? Can you take extra leave and do you come back to the same role?
Yes, I covered mat leave for a lady a couple of years ago. From what I gather you can take extra mat leave with a reduce rate or no pay. The lady returned to her role and my TCO contract ended. Things might have changed as this was a couple of years ago.
It's the same as everywhere else, 6 months paid, can take a further 4 months unpaid and I have never heard of anyone not going back to their own job unless they were promoted while off
any one know what the typical pension deductions are? would hope to be clearing €380 a week in hand at least on point one of scale. Can anyone who started recently confirm if this sounds about right?
I started last year and thats about right. Pension is 3% of gross pay I think its around €15 a week.
If anyone has been in a similar situation or can offer some advice on the following I would be grateful. I have been asked for employment references for the last 12 months. For the last 5 months I can provide this but the previous 7 months I was on PUP from a different employment. Is this previous employment while on PUP usuable as a referee (as I wasn't actually working) or would I need to supply the alternative i.e. Welfare/Revenue statement along with character reference. My first issue is I can't get a welfare statement online as I don't have full account access due to having an older pps card. My second issue is what to look/ask for from Revenue. What can Revenue give me that will suffice? Thanks anyone.
Also, to add, I was a volunteer with my current employer for the 7 months I was on PUP. Would that be any benefit in that I could use my current employer as a single 12 month reference and not need any of the others?
I would list your two employers on your reference sheet with the dates of employment. If they need any clarification, they'll let you know.
Hi I am just wondering for anyone that has experience with the CS, is time off/parental leave in the summer hard to get and do temps work in all departments?
You can't get parental leave in the first year afaik but past that I have never had any issue getting shorter working year for summer months
All departments would have temps but your job wouldn't necessarily be covered by a temp if off, our SWY application specifically states that no temps will be taken on to cover so for management to keep that in mind when recommending
Do you know if you get parental leave in AGS and can you take a shorter working year in AGS too
Yes to both
Anyone waiting to be called for Limerick?
Yes…had interview last Tuesday and got results on Friday…in the top 3!
Does it depend on station or is it a given? Do you know what they do if too many are looking for summer months?
Does any know with flexi currently suspended, I know I cant carry over any hours, but can I say do extra hours on Tuesday and do less on Wednesday of same week? Or does it have to be 7.5hrs every day?
Does anyone know where the OOM is on for Cork?
I am just seeing your comment re an working in an garda siochana.
Thanks for your comment that sounds good i am waiting since June to be placed so was getting very nervous i hope i get a good station or dept. cause i would say it is so interesting.
Is it normal hours like 7-3 etc or is there over time needed or lare hours not that i mind either.
late hours i meant sorry .
Where I’m working there is no carryover with flexi suspended so you more or less do your set hours each day but hopefully at some stage flexi will be reinstated
Hi again, so I got confirmation that I will be placed in Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Portlaoise, has anyone any experience of here? I had presumed it would be the local social welfare office but apparently that is privately run so it is somewhere else
Hello .. please advise me on how to get letter from revenue if you have been unemployed ( I have never been employed) . Am studying for my masters and have given details of my institute for reference . Thanks 🙏
Hi if you go onto my welfare.ie there is a section on that where you can generate a statement for whatever number of years that you need to prove.
Thanks for responding to my message. I have got the letter from social protection office . ( it’s like statement of payment.. is this what is required? I asked them if they can issue statement of unemployment. They said it’s the same thing :)