I believe it was like a week and a half between conditional and firm. I know even that short amount of time seems like forever when you're waiting for the final offer, but if your drug & physical test and background are good there's no reason they won't firm it up.FamilyGuyTX: How long did it take for you to get a "Firm Offer" from the time you were given a "Conditional Offer"? I did my drug screening already after the conditional offer but I know that Conditional means its not yet 100% that's why they tell you not to quit your current job yet.
And Edgezorz, congrats on the offer dude. I'm currently about 2/3 through training and have some tidbits of advice. DO NOT be late even 1 minute, especially to orientation. You can read my previous posts to see what happens when you do so. The first week my orientation was 24 guys. By the end of the first week, pole climbing, we were down to 13. 9 guys in my class were either too scared to go up all the way or just couldn't get the climbing technique down, so please pay attention and take it very seriously. You only have to go up 18 ft! I was moderately afraid of heights to begin with, but I'm having my first child soon and this job is it for me so I had no choice but to get through it. Once you make it through pole climbing you're pretty much set there's another couple pass/fail weeks but we didn't lose anyone on the one last week and this week everyone says is a friggin cakewalk so I'm not worried at all. Best of luck.