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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:42 PM

So, after 3 years, *I* just got a job. But there's a catch. . .

Some of you may remember a couple of weeks back I posted that my husband got a job after being unemployed for 3-1/2 years:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022374119

Well, a couple of years ago I filled out an application and took a test for the Census Bureau (I worked for them in 2009 and 2010). Since it had been so long ago I had pretty much forgotten about it then, yesterday, I get a call and had an online interview. Today they called me to tell me I was hired! Yay! But it's a federal job and tomorrow starts the sequester! Boo!



No idea if this will affect the job or not but it just goes to show that the cosmos can have a sick sense of humor.

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Reply So, after 3 years, *I* just got a job. But there's a catch. . . (Original post)
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 OP
pkdu Feb 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #2
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #3
customerserviceguy Mar 2013 #4
Le Taz Hot Mar 2013 #5
ellisonz Mar 2013 #6
Le Taz Hot Mar 2013 #7

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:47 PM

1. Congrats anyway .... Sequester will be short lived in my opinion. Nt

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:47 PM

2. Hang in there they will call you back.

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:49 PM

3. I think you may be ok, I'm sure they would have post-poned call returns.

 

Otherwise that would just be cruel to do to someone.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:26 AM

4. Good for you

But I have a dumb question: What's the Census Bureau doing this far away from 2020?

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:13 AM

5. Surveys.

They do surveys in between census years for various governmental departments. This one is for HUD (or whatever the current acronym is). I'll be setting up appointments and conducting surveys on a wide variety of questions. It's only part-time (15-30 hours a week) and it's a temp position (6 months) but since both of us have been unemployed for so long, I'll take it.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:15 AM

6. Congrats!

Welcome back to the ranks of the under-employed government workers! I'm right there with you.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 05:27 AM

7. Thanks, sweetie.

It's been a HELLUVA year, though! First, my husband FINALLY gets hired after being able to get nothing but contract work here and there. Then another company he's been doing occasional contract work for called him and wants to talk to him about employment (wouldn't you know it?). Then, I've been taking care of my 91-year-old aunt for a number of years and come to find out, she has a policy that will pay me for all the care I've been giving her so now I'm actually going to get back pay for that. THEN the census called. It's like we're riding a wave here. I can't believe all of this and all in the last 2-1/2 weeks. We've been under this hellish recession for so long and now all of a sudden the dark cloud is gone. POOF! Weird.

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