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  1. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    I think my intention in posting this was lost. ...

    I think my intention in posting this was lost. Just wanted to say, yup, JET is getting harder now than it was. Congrats to those who made shortlist and alternate because it's obviously a very...
  2. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    Re: 2010 Upgrades

    Hence the "statistically" :^_^:
  3. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    Re: 2010 Upgrades

    Can't speak to the authenticity of this statement, but someone from JETAA told me a few weeks ago that nowadays it is harder (statistically) to get into JET than Harvard :o
  4. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    I think I'd be better at waiting if I didn't have...

    I think I'd be better at waiting if I didn't have 7-8 people ask me every day if I knew where I was going/what age am I teaching, etc :kaos_chirub_pori:
  5. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    Yup, I was also upgraded in April, and I know...

    Yup, I was also upgraded in April, and I know exactly how you feel! I still haven't mastered that whole "patience" thing yet ;)
  6. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    I second both the congratulations as well as the...

    I second both the congratulations as well as the point about the interesting thread ;)

    Also, have any of the upgraded alternates heard about placements yet? I know this will vary depending on...
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    Re: Korean problems will it effect JET?

    Sorry to go off-topic, but when I saw the title of this post, "Korean problems will it effect JET?," I thought it would have to do with the sinking of the Cheonan and the renewed tensions (to put it...
  8. Re: Upgraded Alternates in Japan: Share your Stories!

    That's awesome! Glad to hear - it's really encouraging :) Thanks for sharing!
  9. Re: Upgraded Alternates in Japan: Share your Stories!

    I can understand where verascity is coming from. Believe me, I am nothing but grateful to have been upgraded. I've been thanking whatever higher power is responsible for it every day since it...
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    Re: Let's Talking Placements!

    According to posts from last year, upgraded alternates received their placements approximately one week after the shortlisters did. However, the placement information has come out earlier this year,...
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    Did someone from your consulate tell you that, or...

    Did someone from your consulate tell you that, or have you just not received a placement yet? Hopefully you'll hear soon!! :(
  12. Thread: placements out??

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    Re: placements out??

    As another former-alternate, I know exactly what you mean ;)
  13. Thread: placements out??

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    Re: placements out??

    weird :confused:
  14. Thread: placements out??

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    Re: placements out??

    Out of curiosity, why is it CLAIR doesn't want you to contact your successor before then even if the reply form says (essentially) he or she is all in, come Hell or high water?
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    Re: We are starting to find out who our successors are

    Wanted: Placement Information

    Epically impatient 23 y/o female from Atlanta Consulate seeks information regarding predecessor and/or placement in Japan.
    If you think you know anything pertaining...
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    I agree with what Hikari et al said on the...

    I agree with what Hikari et al said on the matter. There's no harm in trying now, plus you don't know what the future holds. Due to "the Economy"™®, it's harder than ever to get in to JET, plus...
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    Re: We are starting to find out who our successors are

    There is much truthiness to that ;D
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    Re: We are starting to find out who our successors are

    Personally, I'm glad the JET-gods are giving me a shot, but warm > cold. Still, beggars certainly can't be choosers, esp. in this economy.
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    Haha, that made my day :)

    Haha, that made my day :)
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    I agree. Especially if you add some babies in...

    I agree. Especially if you add some babies in the mix, Arashi variety shows make for the best type of variety television :)
  21. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

    by genki
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    They will leave a message but try to get back to...

    They will leave a message but try to get back to them asap. If they don't hear back from you in a reasonable amount of time, I'm sure they move on.
  22. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    Re: 2010 Upgrades

    Also got the call from ATL a little over half an hour ago. :) Good luck to everyone still waiting - it'll happen, just believe!! Can't wait to meet all of y'all in Japan!!!
  23. Thread: 2010 Upgrades

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    Re: 2010 Upgrades

    Here's hoping!

    genki | Atlanta, GA | Alternate | US | Atlanta
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