Just an FYI:
I had my Senator’s office checking on my application for upgrade to 1600 Ton Mate and was almost shocked when a verbatim transcript of one my phone calls was returned to me during my correspondence with the Senator’s office:
[I]During the course of the call Mr. Mahoney asked for the status of his MMC application and was told that the file had been forwarded to the government reviewer. The agent went on to explain that this was one of the last stages of the process barring any errors identified by the government reviewers. She stated that after review the MMC would be drafted, printed, and mailed. Mr. Mahoney then asked approximately how long these final stages may take and the agent stated “it could be possibly up to another week or so” which is accurate depending on the complexity and quantity of files a government reviewer is assigned. Mr. Mahoney thanked her for the update and the call was concluded… [/I]
So, those of you that are frustrated with the NMC should maintain your professionalism and refrain from taking your anger and frustration out on the person that answers the phone as it may come back to haunt.