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Member Since 18 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2018 12:31 PM

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In Topic: Unsuitable for Employment.

31 March 2018 - 01:54 PM

Do SES bosses have to repay relocation expenses if they are PCSd and don't serve out the year?

I believe that SES are entitled to a paid move "back home;" what back home means is open to interpretation.  It arises out of military, intelligence, and foreign service members who did their 20 years overseas and upon retirement, literally moved back home to the family farm in Kansas or wherever.  Today, "final move home" means wherever the SES wants to retire too.  So doing less than a year at the new duty station is probably acceptable under SES laws.  At the very least, a PCS move followed by a paid move home shows stupidity on the agency.  But stupidity is not in short supply at ATF.

In Topic: Grapevine

10 February 2018 - 02:05 PM

On the other side of the spectrum, how about, in a Large Northeastern Division, the female 1811 who couldn't get her -13 because she never worked a case, but somehow around the same time she banged the Division Response Team leader, she got VCC.  Then she gets DOO about the same time she's banging the ASAC.  Their messy break-up, which led to her filing an EEO, screwed up one of the biggest investigations of my career.  She hit the jackpot on that EEO, and then she ends up banging the SAC.  And now she's in an HQ position, and gets to work from home.  Never had to move once in her career either.  Why are people like this tolerated?

In Topic: Unsuitable for Employment.

18 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

You're not suitable because you do not have a father, uncle, cousin, aunt in the upper echelons of ATF.  You do not enjoy the Divine Right of the Reihls.  You are better off working for someone who does appreciate you.

In Topic: Grapevine

16 September 2017 - 10:00 AM

Have to laugh about this because I stopped crying a long time ago.  18 years of service with them and yet now when I apply for a job with them I'm told I am "unsuitable" for employment with this Bureau yet they allow this garbage to go on!  I suppose I am indeed unsuitable as I am not a crook or weasel.

Also, you're not related to someone who kissed Eliot Ness's ass; you don't have multiple affairs with married supervisors; you aren't a sociopathic bully who would cry like a bitch when transferred from Philadelphia to Trenton; you didn't flip your GOV while driving under the influence; you haven't lost firearms; you haven't let prisoners escape....all that usually cements your career in management in BATFE.

In Topic: my kinda town

23 July 2017 - 01:20 PM

Things heard around the office when the fingers started pointing;

"not my job"

"I'm only here about the 20 ga shotgun and extra ammo. I don't want to hear about any other guns"

"Brady disclosures would have been very embarrassing"

"that's a regulatory issue"

"Oh look the Daily Broadcast just came out; it's quitting time !!!

you can't make this stuff up...

Add to that:

"It's afternoon smoothy time!"

"It's 3:00, time to head home to New Jersey and beat the bridge traffic."

"Time to go to the gym and do kettle bells with the ASAC and tell him how I should be the next TOO."