In regard to the alleged upcoming promotional exam for lieutenant, you really have to shake your head at the process:
- announce an exam, register a few hundred, take their money;
- allow Bernstein and such to set up classes - take their money;
- don't say anything for a few months while a sizable percentage of people bid their watches/furloughs to optimize study opportunities;
- pull the rug out from under people, throwing plans into disarray by continuing not to announce a date
This Mickey Mouse operation truly is a wonder to behold.