I didn't share this the other day and really should have because it is
so stupid pretty funny. Well, as you all know I am on the hunt for a new job because my current job is about to place me on a four month layoff with a projected back to work date.
This means that (on the bright side) if the workload increases I may be called back to work early OR (on the dark side) when I return to work on the date specified and the workload has not increased my lay off will continue. This is understandable from a budgetary standpoint. It makes sense and I'm very okay with that aspect of it. I'm just not okay with the part where I'm not independently wealthy and cannot handle a lay off like that, but if it happens I will
become a hobo and ride the rails continue onward. On the bright side again, my Stitch from Stash will be zero until the end of time! Yes, even now my first thought is always about cross stitch and crafty stuff.
Now knowing I have two months to do something about this until my block leave starts, I get on
the short bus top of things and start the hunt and find prey a good prospect right away. This was Monday night.
At this point I have to do a small flash back to last Friday which also includes the entire week last Friday is attached to. For state jobs we go to Workplace Alaska to apply. Recently the state
broke upgraded to NeoGov which is a program that pretty much every state agency uses these days according to the spin that was plastered all over our website months prior to the breaking upgrade. Once the switch had been made I had a really hard time wonderful learning experience figuring out how to get my resume input, attaching cover letters and certifications and screaming really appreciating the NeoGov system.
However.......I did spend a good amount of time NOT being able to attach my cover letter to anything and missed two
stupid jobs opportunities because of this. My third try, I finally figured I was like duh and then I was like doh! and then I was like passing out there is a drop box with choices on what you want to upload, clicked on cover letter and VIOLA!! The gates of cover letter upload are open to me. I certify the application, hit finish and am rewarded with a message that read: YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB. IT HAS EXPIRED. Apparently NeoGov feels it is important to be early. I was 14 minutes too late. All was not lost, I did manage to figure out how to get my cover letter attached so I was ready to punch something for a go at another position.
Back to current, or rather Monday, I had found an opening that was very interesting and the more I read the more I thought this is the one for me. The
yelling and freaking work really began at that point. Where are my certifications and why are they with my divorce papers? Where is my file with letters of appointment and reference? Where are my last three performance evaluations? After two hours of digging, I found everything but my home has been devastated by Hurricane Carla.
At this point you may be getting bored, but I have to tell you there is MORE. It gets even more
boring than a little exciting from here, I promise!
I spent four hours writing my perfect cover letter, inputting, improving and uploading everything. It's all there, and I start to
hyperventilate get excited and worried that NOW something will go fantastically wrong, or I have forgotten something. Fortunately, I am given the opportunity to review 32,000 times before I FINALLY get to finish, and for some reason I closed my browser completely. I am now sitting there looking at my pretty wallpaper on my monitor and wondering wth just happened?
Re-opening the browser, logging back in, clicking on the job opening and LO! the application is just sitting there like I never went anywhere or closed my browser! HURRAH! If that is a glitch I hope it stays. Now I carefully click on the correct button, review AGAIN, make sure all of my uploads are in there, certify and FINISH. I'm so excited I leap up and spin around and trip over the box of crap that was behind me. YAY!!
This traumatizing event was complete at 12:21am. House destroyed, papers stacked and piled everywhere, crafty stuff shoved aside to make room for more mess. It was horrible to see. So I went into denial and went to bed.
What was the end result of all of that?
A job interview, that's what! In your face NeoGov!!
Today I came home and slowly started putting my world back together. When I spotted Day 1 sitting there I felt bad because I have 1/4 left to do on the over two border.
I did manage to get a few more stitches in on Panda Delight during lunch the other day, but today and yesterday where way too busy for more.
Want to know what's really great? I have a three day weekend starting tomorrow at 4:00 pm!!!
I'll finish cleaning up the destruction tomorrow and then have book club on Saturday and then the rest of the weekend is CROSS STITCHING!! Tell me that isn't worth the struggles of this week??!!
And that is that, happy stitching!!