layed off so I am doing it.

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  • claymore504

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    I got layed off and my last day is May 14th. it looks like I will be going back to the automotive shop I was at before here. I am taking a big pay cut, but at least it is a job. Anyways, this change of events has inspired me to apply for the Houston Police Department.....again. My original plan was if I got out of the Army I was going to be a Police officer. I got out and applied for HPD in 2001. During my application process i got deployed with the National Guard. When i got back i found out that HPD had been sued and all my application was void. his was a years worth of work and waiting gone. I got side tracked and well, here I am. So, I am going to give it another try!
     

    MadMo44Mag

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    Being in the auto industry myself and taking a 25% pay cut the 1st of 2009, I feel your pain.
    I wish you the best on the HPD application. I hope you make it.
    Chin up ol'boy; the cow may be out of the barn but she's still in the pasture.
     

    dbgun

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    Sorry to hear about your lay off. I work in the oil industry and we've been having layoffs since Janurary. A really good friend of mine, got laid off this pass Wednesday.
    Best of luck.
     

    claymore504

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    Sorry to hear about your lay off. I work in the oil industry and we've been having layoffs since Janurary. A really good friend of mine, got laid off this pass Wednesday.
    Best of luck.

    I am in the iol and gas industry as well. They have been laying off left and right here and I figured it was only a matter of time before I get a letter.
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    If it makes you feel any better, since being forced out of the real estate industry by about the end of '07 as a result of that industry tanking, I've had about a 91% pay cut with the last 2 jobs I've had to take. It sucks to say the least. I'm aiming for going LE as well, though probably in about 2-3 years.
     

    Big country

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    Yea I applied at wilco sheriff's office for CO and got turned down I think because of my driving record and it will be a few years before I will try again.(just to let my driving record expunge a bit)
     
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