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    Default So who here's going for the second (or more) attempt this year?

    Applied in the 2013-2014 sequence through the Detroit consulate and made it to Alternate previously. Decided I'd give it one more shot this sequence...through the Seattle consulate, since I've moved across the country since then.

    Anyone else out there doing the same? We gotta stick together!

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    *shyly raises hand *

    Second time and hopefully last.

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    Good luck guys! After I was notified last year that I got an interview I actually went through about 120 questions they normally ask online and it helped a lot.
    My Japanese was awful during the test though.

    My best friend didn't make it through last year. She just came with another company instead. Student Loan payments means you can't wait another year for the application sadly.

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    Third attempt here! I was alternate both times before, but I'm going for CIR, so it's a bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyaReiko View Post
    Third attempt here! I was alternate both times before, but I'm going for CIR, so it's a bit different.
    There is a chance you might be called.

    A friend of mine received his notice just a few days ago. So they are still upgrading.
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    Not gonna lie, I don't want to keep my hopes up at this point, but thanks ^^
    I think there might be upgrades until mid-December, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyaReiko View Post
    Not gonna lie, I don't want to keep my hopes up at this point, but thanks ^^
    I think there might be upgrades until mid-December, if I'm not mistaken.
    Can confirm. I was upgraded on the third to last day possible. Although my upgrade was due to unusual circumstances (read:flyjin)
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori Shinobi View Post
    Can confirm. I was upgraded on the third to last day possible. Although my upgrade was due to unusual circumstances (read:flyjin)
    Yeah, it seems like there's always a flurry of upgrades in December due to the old SAD.

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    We're either getting an upgrade or an early departure bc of those circumstances. Idk which yet but they're trying for upgrade.

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    Yeah, a newbie should be showing up any day now in my neck of the woods.

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    I've been told that an early departure must be requested by October 7th. Yes, that's right, 7th. Apparently I won't be replaced until August, but if I fucked off today is be okay to be replaced by mid January with a call up. Wtf Clair, wtf...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    I've been told that an early departure must be requested by October 7th. Yes, that's right, 7th. Apparently I won't be replaced until August, but if I fucked off today is be okay to be replaced by mid January with a call up. Wtf Clair, wtf...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    I've been told that an early departure must be requested by October 7th. Yes, that's right, 7th. Apparently I won't be replaced until August, but if I fucked off today is be okay to be replaced by mid January with a call up. Wtf Clair, wtf...


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    That's either a lie or it varies by prefecture.
    I replaced a December flyjin by February. She MAY have notified in November, but I'm not even sure about that. Things were kind of a wreck when I got here.
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    I think he's saying if he quits/flyjins before the new school year, an alternate will be upgraded. If he leaves at the end of the school year, no one will come until August because the cutoff for early arrival requests has passed.
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    One would assume because of the tax year people starting before april are upgraded rejects from last years applicants and ones starting from april are early departures from this years applicants.
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    Uthink is basically right. I've given notice I will work until end of March. They can't replace me cuz the request for Aprils needed to be in by oct 7. But if I had fucked off before the new year an upgrade could have been sourced from the 2015 batch before April.

    It's a really stupid system , or my prefectural people are just making shit up to fuck with me and my school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    It's a really stupid system , or my prefectural people are just making shit up to fuck with me and my school.
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    Ah, yeah I see now. I think the important thing we agree on is that it makes no sense. I'm sure it's an archaic system that hasn't been reviewed because people like to have arbitrary deadlines.
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