Just received a call from my recruiter with HPD. My application has been rejected and I'm getting what is affectionately referred to as a "F*** You Letter" sent next week explaining why.
The rejection is able to be appealed, and I will be doing that at the strong recommendation of my recruiter. I won't get into detail except to say it could have happened to anyone else in my position.
Yeah, I'm bummed out. Downright pissed off is a more accurate term. I've been training hard to exceed HPD's physical fitness requirements. That is going to end at the end of May. I need to find work to be able to pay bills and keep up with my training. Fast! I've been excited as all get out that I may be in the May or June academy class. That all changes now.
I don't know how long I this will set me back, but I'm pressing on. I've got another test with Harris County Sheriff's Office next week, and will be looking at applying to a couple more agencies in the meantime. We'll see where the appeal leads me with HPD. It is my hope that they will see past the reason for rejection and continue forward with my application. Class 207 or 208 may not be in the cards, but who wants to go through PT in the middle of summer anyway? Give me some cooler weather to work in, I'm ready.
I'll keep you posted. Wish me luck.