You worry too much. The audition in and of itself is a lot of fun. If I wasn't in the contestant pool, I might be tempted to try again simply because there are fewer audition cities and therefore a greater percentage of people who go will be selected.mfc248 wrote:You've just described a large part of why I'm on the fence about even taking the test at all. I'm well into the same training program at another nuclear plant, and so my ability to take time off from work on short notice is quite constrained, especially from September through next March.jjwaymee wrote:I ended up choosing Boston. It looks like the airport is closer to downtown than Atlanta. Plus, I've never been there and I'd love to walk some or all of the Freedom Trail.
It may all be for naught anyway, even if I score an audition. Starting in July my professional life is not my own for a couple of years while I train to become a control room operator. If there is an exam on the Friday before the audition date then I prolly ain't going.
I took particular note of the responses to one question on Monday's Jeopardy! Fan live panel; "how long between test and taping?" Eric's reply that it was about a year leaves open the possibility (though highly unlikely) that if I were to get through the test and an audition, The Call could come at a time when I'd have no choice but to decline the offer to play. Combine that with a long haul to any of the audition options (I live between Philadelphia and Reading) and I'm leaning toward waiting until the next test.
(Yeah, I know, I said the drive would dissuade me earlier in the thread, but I've had time to rethink my position. I was for skipping the audition before I was against skipping the audition.)