I don't think it works like that...Have you been accepted for a PEPC?Some people attend the PEPC just to get the paperwork over with just to speed up the process. When exactly is the best time to decline the offer to ensure all the the paperwork gets checked out?
WOW....if you are serious about attending a PEPC just to process the paperwork and then decline the offer---you need to be eliminated from the process completly and not allowed to re-apply. That is a complete load of CRAP!!!Some people attend the PEPC just to get the paperwork over with just to speed up the process. When exactly is the best time to decline the offer to ensure all the the paperwork gets checked out?
But who says they will call you again? If you go through the PEPC and then decline the offer, you may just get black-listed. Nobody knows!Because from what I've read, after you go through the whole PEPC and decline after the FOL, you're ahead of the game. The next time you get a call for the PEPC, the only thing you need to do is the interview. i don't know if thats true or not but just wanna clarify everything.
RollinD--I don't think your intentions are bad here, but you really shouldn't waste anyone's time by going through the PEPC when there are people who want to go but can't because its full. Not to mention the people doing the paperwork and sending out emails on false pretenses.
The PEPC invitation clearly asks for you to tell them if you do not want to continue with the process....not let us go through all this work so you can back out at the last possible minute
Just my $.02, since you asked and all :buck:
Why would you go to the PEPC with the intentions of turning it down? What is the point of applying? So you didn't get the place you wanted...BIG DEAL!! A lot of others in your boat...accept the thing, get certified, then worry about going where you want to go...
Well all I can say is I have been around the proccess for 1.5 years. The harm done is just the same whether he declines before or after.I would strongly suggest you do not go to a PEPC with the intent of turning down the offer. You can turn down a position and not be penalized for it other than having to wait a bit longer. I turned down a position in Indiana as soon as I could to avoid any confusion about what position I was being hired for.
There was one guy on here a few months ago who showed up for a PEPC he was invited to and was told once he got there to go home because according to the FAA he was being interviewed for another position altogether. I think there was some miscommunication because he was picked up for two positions in different states and he turned one down but the FAA mistakenly had him turning down the position he was actually trying to interview for. You don't want this type of confusion later in the process because you went to a PEPC for a position you're not interested in.
When I turned down the Indiana position, another guy from the FAA called me minutes later to confirm this decision and to make sure I still wanted to be considered for future applications. The longer you lead them on, the more complicated I think it will become and it may come back to bite you.
:yeahthat: Quit whining people and just worry about getting your foot in the door first.Why would you go to the PEPC with the intentions of turning it down? What is the point of applying? So you didn't get the place you wanted...BIG DEAL!! A lot of others in your boat...accept the thing, get certified, then worry about going where you want to go...