posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 11:58 PM
I'm currently searching for work and must say that the process of trying to get a state or federal job is growing increasingly more difficult. Not
only is the paperwork lengthy, but even the online application process is complicated. Each federal agency and each position has their own
requirements and quirks. I'm a legal assistant yet even for me it is tough trying to be sure not to leave any information out, etc. And the jobs
get posted on the federal and state websites, and a few days later, poof! They're gone! So you gotta hurry and apply as soon as you become aware of
On top of this, I'm in the process of having appealed an unemployment decision for a second time at the next higher level, and had to submit a legal
brief! What if I were someone without legal skills--what chance would they have of winning?
These government processes and procedures appear to be designed so that they encourage people trying to get jobs or trying to get unemployment
benefits to just give up. I'm sure many people get flustered and confused, because I sure have.
Even the so called simple process of applying online by using just a resume isn't so simple.
And another thing I'm ticked off about. In a job interview recently, the interviewer told me that when he called one of my former employers to check
out my references, the employer told him I had tattoos! Sure, I signed a release for him to ask questions, but what nerve to try and foil my attempts
to obtain employment to support my family! And what do tattoos have to do with my abilities anyway? Luckily the interviewer laughed it off, and
indicated I'll have a job (as soon as my hand surgeon releases me, hopefully this Friday). So I removed that employer from my resume.
Ahh. thanks. I needed to vent.