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    Default Upgrades!

    No, not me.

    Whenever any of you fellow alternates out there get notice of an upgrade, post here!

    We shall shower you with congratulations.

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    Upgraded!

    Today I was working on my submission for a research conference I'm presenting at, and I got the call. I danced around my laboratory. It was a little surreal. I guess I really didn't expect it to be this fast... I was thinking it might be in May or June.

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    Nice man! Congrats!

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    17th April! You must have been pretty much number 1 in the list. Congratulations! Unfortunately, I don't think the UK alternates will be hearing for a good few weeks yet. We do things differently over here. *sigh*

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    I know this question has been asked before, but does anyone know how the list works? I was under the impression that there was one list for everyone... so yours could be sooner than you think!

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    Congratulations man!! Giving us alternates more hope! XD

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    No problem. I know that the wait sucks - just when you thought you'd find out, it's "no... wait some more!" But there's totally still hope, tons of time to be upgraded still.

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    Congrats!!!

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    Any chance you were coming out of the Houston Consulate?

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    I also got upgraded out of Toronto.

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    Congrats to impulsejosh and lazarus!!! I'm sure there will be many more to come!
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    Congrats impulsejosh and lazarus!

    When you got the call (or if those who've been through it want to chime in), do you have to give them a yes or no right away or will they give you a certain amount of time to consider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by impulsejosh
    I know this question has been asked before, but does anyone know how the list works? I was under the impression that there was one list for everyone... so yours could be sooner than you think!
    I always heard it was by consulate (so you're replacing someone who dropped out from Toronto) but recently people have been saying its "JET-wide" or at least Country-wide. Who knows . . . and who cares, you're going Congrats guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejewel
    Congrats impulsejosh and lazarus!

    When you got the call (or if those who've been through it want to chime in), do you have to give them a yes or no right away or will they give you a certain amount of time to consider?
    The Chicago guy basically asked me if I was still interested in a short-list position. I said yes. I'm not sure what they'd say if you asked for some time to consider...

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    that's so awesome, well done guys! but i am also insanely jealous.

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    Ah! Congratulations! I was secretly cheering for you on. You seemed so qualified, it would be a shame for you not to go. Congratulations! Congratulations!!! Did you get the call from the Chicago consulate?

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    Congratulations :-D As an ex alternate I know your pain, I'm glad it worked out for you.
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    Congrats, you two! It's good to see some hope for the rest of us alternates.

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    Grats!

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    Hey, lazarus. Told you so!
    Congrats also to impulsejosh!
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