wifey wrote:It is not a rumour, it is true, the August class has been cancelled! Background investigators have been sent back to their jobs. Everyone will get a phone call or letter soon to inform them.
First post on here to come and say that? Hopefully sarcasm.........
Funny, I email corresponded with Recruiting and my BG investigator on Friday afternoon and they both failed to mention this and where still wanting me to send in more information. Seems like a funny thing to do if they are sending everyone home.
Guess we'll have to wait and see. I prefer to hear the "rumours" from the horses mouth before I panic. If you want to see rampant rumours of whats going on in recruiting skim the RCMP forums lol. There are some doozies!
The budget had "extra funding for (both) The Cadet program and new officers." Ok rough quote, see news link on prior page. Also before someone tosses out the cost of the new chopper, that is totally separate funding from what I have read at least.
Don't have the link but I recall reading while I was down doing my interviews that the Cadet program will not have the same hiring process as a constable. But it was void of details about what process they would have.
There is another thread here about the Cadet program somewhere that talks more about that if you give it a search off the main page.
Top Ten Answers Certain to not get you past the Interview if asked why you want to join the WPS:
10- Spoken with increased breathing and light perspiration “I like guns, when would I get my gun?”
9 – “So I can check up on my friends with CPIC”
8 – “One word, TASER!”
7 – “First choice was RCMP but I hate horses”
6 – “Well I’m really good at speeding. I figured I might as well get paid for it.”
5 – “Because the Fire Department wouldn’t take me”
4 – “Well someone’s gotta fix crime in this town”
3 – “I have a good handle on what the job entails, I have every episode of COPS on DVD”
2 – “My significant other finds uniforms sexy”
1 - "Because I want to ride in the new chopper.” "
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Lousy Cadet program...
But wait, its April 1st!
I'll wait for word from the horses mouth.
Not good news, but it is definitly better than them cancelling the class all together like the initial rumour was.
Well once again my timing sucks it seems.
But you're right, it is worth it in the end if it works out.
See Y'all back here in August!
I guess for me, the brutal part of it is how it affects class #152. If class #151 has been put on hold, when will class #152 start? I may be in for a long wait. Just have to cross my fingers and hope I suppose. It is a bit more time to get into even better shape and brush up on my French I suppose.
And as a side note, I find it a tad hard to believe that this has absolutely nothing to do with the cadet program. Perhaps I am wrong (I hope so), but it does feel that their are political things going on behind the scenes here. Just IMHO.
On the other hand, the WPS has hired nearly 100 members each year for the last number of years and the hiring blitz had to end sometime. With only 1400 members, thats a lot of Jr members.
Regardless, it definitely sucks for those of you applying to #151 and 152.
I'm wondering how the tradition of new grads working Station Duty is going to work out.... Might suck more to be in #150