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New Job

February 13th, 2008 at 07:13 pm

A few weeks ago I got a call from the Veterans Health System for an interview. I had applied for a job several months ago with the VA clinic here in town. I was surprised to hear from them as the job announcement said that the job would be filled within 30 days. I had a phone interview then a call for references. I got the job. Well, with the federal government it's called a tentative offer. I had to fill out some papers, have a background investigation, get my fingerprints scanned, get my education and experience evaluated by the Vet Pro board.

It's amazing the red tape you have to go through to get a job with the federal government. I had to do none of this when I got a job with the state government. Just a drug test and that's it. I think I'm looking at several weeks before I can begin the job. The sooner the better, the situation at my job is not getting any better.

GWB is on TV signing the economic stimulus bill. How long can they drag out this one bill? It seems like they just keep debating, voting, passing, and signing on the same darn bill.

I've been home sick all this week. My mom has taken good care of me. She comes over and brings me food and medicine. I'm a lucky lady.

Taxes Done

February 4th, 2008 at 04:32 am

I stopped H&R Block so that my dad could complete my taxes. He had a few questions about my educational expenses. I'll get a nice refund this year. Even more than last year when I bought my home. I will also be getting back the balance of my loans this month. And, if I get the job that I interviewed for this past week, I'll get 160 hours paid out as well. Another 300 hours I can deposit in my 457. February will be a very fruitful month for me!