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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 06:12 AM

Good News: I Got a Job!

I worked the Census in 2009 and then again in 2010. Once my stint was up they mailed me an employment packet that basically made me go through the hiring/test process all over again in order to apply for a Field Representative position (they take surveys for different Fed. departments). I did all of that and, after 3-1/2 years of not hearing from them, had pretty much decided they weren't going to call me.

Out of the blue I get a phone call and the Census wants to do a phone interview. I had to jump through some extra hoops but I got the job! It's only a 6-month (or shorter) assignment and FAAAAAARRRRRR from the $125.00/hr. I used to make (sigh) but it's a job and I'm happy for it. I start April 22 with training in Sacramento.

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Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 OP
lunatica Apr 2013 #1
Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #2
lunatica Apr 2013 #3
Le Taz Hot Apr 2013 #4
niyad Apr 2013 #5
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #6
Lady Freedom Returns Apr 2013 #7

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 07:26 AM

1. ((((((((((Le Taz Hot))))))))))) !!

This is definitely good news! Do you know what you'll be doing?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 07:50 AM

2. Doing household surveys for HUD.

I won't know exactly how it all works until I get to the official training but they've already sent me my laptop and pre-training manuals. At 57, even with a couple of degrees and vast amounts of experience, employers aren't exactly lining up at the door to give me a job so I'm VERY much looking forward to feeling useful again.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 09:02 AM

3. Good luck to you

You've certainly had your share of bad luck to last you a lifetime as far as work goes! Maybe now that you're cheering up the beatings will stop.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:32 AM

4. Thanks so much for your good wishes!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:56 AM

5. wonderful news!!!!!!! so very, very happy for you!!!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 01:58 PM

6. Sooooooooo happy for you!!!!!

I have no words, just....






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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:42 PM

7. Congeaduations!!!

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