That sounds awesome. Everything at my station is based on seniority. I've been on for 5 years but thats still nothing in the big picture. There's guys who have been on longer than I've been alive.
That sucks about the test. How did you fail with an 80%? Out here 75% and better is passing. But they combine the written with an interview into one score and pass the top 5 to the next stage.
i didnt even get to the interview part. just got my letter that i failed with an 80% and i needed an 83%.... sounds to me like after the Mandatory Hires, there wasnt much room if you catch my drift... like when my dad had the 3rd highest score for the seargents test, but didnt get promoted since there wasnt enough room after the Mandatory Promotions..... cuz i have friends who work at the call center, and they said its astounding the ammount of mouth breathers that get hired in constantly.... like they get hired just for spelling their name right or close enough it seems...