Just in case you haven’t… please go here: https://www.dancingwiththestars.abc.com and vote for Joe and his partnerAshly. The show is on TV?again tonight and I hope they’ll make it to the next round again!What’s new here? Not much… except that I’ve been dealing with more paperwork the last two days. Applying for the waiver (even though I don’t even know if I need it or not) is a mess. Gerald was really helpful yesterday and pretty much worked on the application with me all day! He wrote?a long statement why he wants me to keep working for the USGS and I had to fill out a bunch of paperwork as well.
The funny thing is… when I called the International Program Office last week, they told me that they can’t apply for a waiver for me, when Gerald called there Monday they were very helpful and provided him with information :( just great that you have to be “higher up in the food chain” to get what you want…
Anyways, I had to come up with a curriculum vitae (that looks a little different from a resumÃƒÂ©) and try to puff it up a little and write about all my experience here (since this is my first real job after finishing college). I worked on it at work and for another two hours last night.
The most frustrating thing about the paperwork is … you follow the instructions on the Department of State website and it tells you which documents you have to submit and then you fill out the online form and everything and at the end you print it out and it gives you a checklist (to make sure you have all documents gathered) and then there are documents on the checklist that hadn’t been listed on the instruction page.
So I call the State Department [being on the phone for 10 minutes to listen through all the automated messages before you finally get to talk to a real person] and they don’t even know what I am talking about… and these people call themselves “visa specialists” *pah*
Sorry for making you listen to all this crap and you probably understand only half of what I am talking about, but it just feels good to write it down. Jon doesn’t want to listen to this bullshit anymore, so I need to vent to someone else.. YOU! *lol*