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Old 09-11-2017, 04:02 PM   #41
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I'm about as frustrated as I've ever been.

Oklahoma approved my medical and sent it to DC for final approval on May 1st. I've been calling about once a week, and they keep telling me, "any day now". I finally got the phone number to DC to check status with them, and they have never heard of me. Oklahoma never actually sent it over to them, and it's just been sitting for over 4 months now. Today, I verified with DC that it has been resent, and they will "fast track" it for me, and should have it done in a blistering 60-90 days. I'm sitting here waiting for my medical with a spot at an airline, watching my seniority drop every two weeks. This is beyond frustrating.
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I'm about as frustrated as I've ever been.

Oklahoma approved my medical and sent it to DC for final approval on May 1st. I've been calling about once a week, and they keep telling me, "any day now". I finally got the phone number to DC to check status with them, and they have never heard of me. Oklahoma never actually sent it over to them, and it's just been sitting for over 4 months now. Today, I verified with DC that it has been resent, and they will "fast track" it for me, and should have it done in a blistering 60-90 days. I'm sitting here waiting for my medical with a spot at an airline, watching my seniority drop every two weeks. This is beyond frustrating.
It's the government. Their priorities are...

1. Their pensions
2. Their jobs
3. Their bureaucracy
4. Public safety

If your needs don't align with that list, don't expect too much. Your congress-person might be able to apply pressure on #3.

Not bashing any of you feds personally, that's just the way the system works and it's hard (but not impossible) to avoid being a product of that system.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:45 AM   #43
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Bureaucracy Tip: If you can determine the name of the official whose signature you need, then you know who to call....not that person, but his or her secretary.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:46 AM   #44
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What is the phone number that you call to check on it?
405-954-4821. Don't go through the prompts, but hit zero. Wait time average is 15 minutes.
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