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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2004, 22:47:53 »
My medical was sent to Borden on May 28th, and it still has not returned.


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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2004, 23:31:48 »
Graham, have u had any major medical problems?
Anything that would delay it...

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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2004, 01:08:29 »
hey shulaev any news??  found out today my file is at toronto ..left for toronto on the 6th july hoping to hear some good new soon..trying to get back in shape ..got lazy bcoz of the wait...whats ur sit like ..getting lazy or still truckin...im in need for a real good morale boost right about now ..lol  keep up to date if u hear anything ..mine left a day after yours so if u get in ...im might get pumped up hoping im going next.. best of  luck man...
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2004, 01:23:43 »
Hey guys , just got the word out of RC that i've been placed on the merit list after my medical cleared just after two months of waiting . Anyone else experienced this , how long did you wait for the job offer while on this list . Im just itching to get going (031) but the date is still very vague as no one has any idea as to when I may actually go off to BMQ . Share your experiences . :salute:

Shulaev ask your clerk thats in charge of your file when the board meets for merit lists for your trade 031. He WILL have a date. This is 'supposely" when the board meets to pick canidates for your trade. Now don't be surpirsed if they say its 3 months from now and you get a call 3 weeks from now but on the other end if they say its at such and such a date expect usually 3-4 weeks after that date at the latest to hear back about an offer. IF you dont hear back after a month of date that he gives you, then call.

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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2004, 12:14:42 »
Thanks Belkin , hmm thats discouraging but thanks for the advice I will seek to it . Actually the man I spoke on the phone with  at Hamilton (cause Missassauga doesnt pick up the phone for some reason)told me he knows for a fact that there are a bunch of infantry position open and that I will most likely get in before the end of the summer which is good news for all us Grasshoppers Paramedic . As for keeping fit well lets put it this way im in the same boat as you man cause no concrete dates have been set for anything , and judging by some of the posts I noticed that the CF may jam the whole procedure within a week and give you very little notice , and before you know it youre off to basic , and youre still like wtf I forgot to quit my job . :salute:
PS ; will let you know Paramedic if i get the call you should do likewise

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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2004, 13:30:27 »
Aww Bollocks , just called CFRC dude told me that the next merit board comes together in September . Belkin I sincerely hope youre right about their board meetings man .

Spasibo Poka .

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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2004, 14:09:26 »
Aww Bollocks , just called CFRC dude told me that the next merit board comes together in September . Belkin I sincerely hope youre right about their board meetings man .

Spasibo Poka .

I am. Cause my friend gets swore in, in hamilton august 4th who was on a merit list for september 18th also but not infantry. He was pleasantly surpirsed by the call which came two months early. So either you'll get called any day from now, or at the latest first week of october. Best and only thing, is at least you know.

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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2004, 15:58:42 »
thanks for the insight man , I hope lady luck smiles at me as well .  :salute:

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« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2004, 16:51:38 »
I have been merit listed for over a month now  and was told i missed mays slection boards because i didint get merit listed in time, I have also been told that the next selection board for 031 infantry is around september.


I am really getting pissed off with this crap, been in the process for 13 months now and am getting sick a tired of waiting, I am also planning on calling them tomorrow and see if they give me a different story.
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Re: Competition List Questions (formally called Merit List) [MERGED]
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2004, 19:08:30 »
Medicals take up to four months to come back from Borden and the average is about two so don't panic if you haven't received it yet. Most recruiters are pretty diligent about phoning their charges as soon as there is any movements to be made in your file, however, like any job, you should take the bull by the horns and call these guys regularly (Every two weeks or so should be good enough) that way they never forget you.

As far as the wait time after being merit listed....It was explained to me that once you are merit listed the wait is on for your trade (The one you were merit listed for) to open up. When it does open up then you compete just like any other person. The merit list for certain trades is in constant motion IE, combat arms, navy trades, etc. meaning that the merit list usually doesn't have someone on it for too long because jobs are opening up constantly. For a trade such as Fire Fighter (I will only comment on this one because I have experience with it) the merit list may be much longer because so many people apply for this trade.

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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2004, 19:20:55 »
hey shulaev got an update today ..got merit listed ..so im on a wait now ...for the ottawa board to decide..
ppl the system does work BUT ud'd be better of if ur recruiter gave u good info  about wait tiimes and sites like THIS ONE..
and if the board sit date is a affirmative then  CRAP CRAPPITY CRAP <<thinnk crap is still legal or ok to say>> gotta watch what i say or the boggieman is gonna get me!! lol (yeah by the way that was a JOKE) shite  i feel like don cherry

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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2004, 10:12:59 »
Too bad about the September date , lets hope for a muck up (actually lets not) , hopefully by some chance we'll get the call before the bloody September date , nothing like doing exercises bareassed in the canadian fall/winter . Anyone know what happens if you didnt know which unit you would like to serve in when they asked you during the interview , someone still is going to ask me whether it will be the RCR ,PPCLI , Dragoons right?

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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2004, 16:21:45 »
Too bad about the September date , lets hope for a muck up (actually lets not) , hopefully by some chance we'll get the call before the bloody September date , nothing like doing exercises bareassed in the canadian fall/winter . Anyone know what happens if you didnt know which unit you would like to serve in when they asked you during the interview , someone still is going to ask me whether it will be the RCR ,PPCLI , Dragoons right?

they may ask, but if you have no perference then say you have no perference,you'll be put where you are needed. The selection board when they make an offer to you, you will be told where the infantry position is. Regiment and battalion. You will have a choose as to which company you'd like to serve in but this comes in BIQ your ql3.

As for training in the fall/winter it has its ups and downs. Yes its cold but there are no mosquitios, no intense heat, no ankle deep mud etc etc besides you going to have to do training sometime in the winter. Your not going to get use to it, but your just going to get tougher/thick skinned.

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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2004, 17:38:36 »
Hmm i hope one of the paracoy spots will be open that is if the ninja/sniper spot isn't up for grabs ^-^ , Nah seriously I look forward towards experiencing the grizzly weather . I so glad im in the final stages of the process , have to feel bad for some of the kids that are just submitting their paperwork , ouch :-\

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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2004, 23:54:46 »
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You will have a choose as to which company you'd like to serve in but this comes in BIQ your ql3.

Is this really true?  So if you make some really awesome buddies at BMQ you could all request the same company and serve together?
I mean I'm prepared to see buddies come and go here and there through courses and transfers and stuff, but coming up right from basic with other people and doing everything from living/working on base to possibly patroling together on operations overseas would be awesome and even comforting at times.  Of course you would have some tight bonds at the unit level anyway, but I think that starting right from the word go together would make it a whole other experience.

Anyway, is it common to end up with the same people you went though basic with?

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« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2004, 00:14:42 »
I realize that there would be different lists for different occupations but for example how many people would be on the infantry merit list? and how many people would be selected at selection times?

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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2004, 00:51:34 »
The lists vary in length depending on how many people have past their testing and made it onto the list. As for the number selected it depends on how many openings there are for Basic Training and then for trade specific training courses. This is how it goes, as far as I know, but it's best to ask someone at a recruiting center to make sure.

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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2004, 11:43:25 »
get a load of this boys , I received a phone call from the DND about a few minutes ago , so Im like this is it man the wait is over . The guy is like bla bla ummmmm what was your first choice we dont have it marked down , I am like OMG this is gonna set me back another year , but then he said that its not a problem yeah right , in utter shock basically .

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« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2004, 12:09:00 »
ha another phone call this time he ask me if i filled out a security clearance form i told him that i was told i didnt need to as the circumstances were set in my favour thus avoiding the lengthy clearance . This is a total meltdown of what was a smooth recruiting process at a one time , anyone have something similar. :rage:

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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2004, 14:25:20 »
My medical was sent away on May 28th after it was "mishandled" for about 3 months, but I found out this morning through my bi-weekly call in that my medical file has been received from Borden  :o  ;D ;) 8).  I'm obviously happy about that.  Yet I also discovered that there is 1 more snag holding up my file :(.  It seems that after transfering CFRC's a file needs to be reviewed by (in my case) a Captain, to determine what stage of the recruiting process it's at.  I tried to tell them that if they review it for much longer that both my medical and fitness test are going to expire and set me back another minimum of 3 months.

I was met with the response that my file was with the person it needed to be with, but that since she's been away she has a mountain of work laid out for her and it could take some time to get to my file.

So now after becoming almost indifferent due to 6 months of waiting, I'm back to the high stress, crossing my fingers, and trying to will things into happening kind of waiting.

But really, my medical file returning is pretty exciting, so I'm going to forget about the other stuff for today and just enjoy the fact that my file made another baby step forward.
Next step (knock on wood) the Merit List.

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« Reply #45 on: July 21, 2004, 00:14:17 »
Graham sorry to hear of your troubles , makes my probs seem rather puny in comparison . I am already apparently or so they told me merit listed and I hope they fix you up with a spot as well

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« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2004, 16:11:44 »
ya man sorry to hear you went through so much man... make it worth it.  :salute:


Im still waiting for med to come back this week hopefully and then merit listed, hopefully everything gets done before septembers selection for infantry and ill be on my way.... please please please  :crybaby:


Good luck all in the next few weeks.

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« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2004, 22:43:58 »
Mav im on the same wave length as you man , I read your post in the "is this a good idea "thread, i've pretty much the same motivation for infantry , I gave up 2 letters of intent (Cal State and USC (south Carolina) to be in the position that I am now , I too figure that a university life is the choice of the mainstream up and coming "adults" , I'd rather get down and dirty then be a white collar employee if you get my drift . Its true with a degree you get the $$$ but do u get the personal satisfaction that only you can feel once you go over the top . I chose Infantry to be around people whom I can trust , im just kinda tired of the superficiality of our generation . Long story short, I'll apply myself entirely to be an elite infanteer .  :army:

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« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2004, 20:57:01 »
Mav im on the same wave length as you man , I read your post in the "is this a good idea "thread, i've pretty much the same motivation for infantry , I gave up 2 letters of intent (Cal State and USC (south Carolina) to be in the position that I am now , I too figure that a university life is the choice of the mainstream up and coming "adults" , I'd rather get down and dirty then be a white collar employee if you get my drift . Its true with a degree you get the $$$ but do u get the personal satisfaction that only you can feel once you go over the top . I chose Infantry to be around people whom I can trust , im just kinda tired of the superficiality of our generation . Long story short, I'll apply myself entirely to be an elite infanteer .   :army:

Personally I wouldn't have turned down scholarships. Free school,the partying, the beer and the women   ;D I mean by the time your done school your still only 22/23 and like the reserves here maybe down south is the same that alot are students. Maybe ROTC also. So best of both worlds.
They're alot of enlisted people that have degrees in the CF. When you get into the CF you should look into futuring your education. (everyone should) CF does pay for such a thing so take advantage of it. Free education, and once your done, your done and have it for life. None of us should  be bias on the education level someone has or doesn't have...we are all idiots when we are drunk but mean well LOL ;)

I'm off on vacation for a while so everyone goodluck with the merit lists, I am sure you will all hear soon.

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« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2004, 12:40:01 »
Naw Belkin dont get me wrong man , (needless to say my parents were less then pleased ) my recruiting officer also was like what are you doing man , to tell you the truth it just feels right . As for school I will definetely upgrade upgrade and upgrade once Im in , I do look at RMC as a  definite possiblity down the yellow brick road . Have fun on your vacation .