Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Is that title big and bold and obvious enough?

As I said only three short posts ago, no secrets when it comes to me getting a job. I will shout it from the roof tops.

I had arrived home from another interview and was just hanging out, cleaning up, etc last week when I got a phone call out of the blue from the Bureau of Disability Determination. I interviewed with them back in May and failed to obtain a position in their June "class". They call it a class because the first 10 weeks of employment are classroom-style training. Anyways, they called me last week to offer me a position in their September class!!! I was very surprised, even though I knew I had told them I was interested in future positions, I did not think it would actually result in anything. Yesterday, I also received an offer from a bank that has large offices in Columbus. When it rains, it pours, eh? I have heard this story a million times. Unemployed for a long time, and then ending up with a decision to make about which offer to accept.

This morning I called to accept the offer with the BDD. As of Sept 14th I will be a state employee. My official title will be "Disabilities Claims Adjudicator". The basic job is assessing claims for disability payments and deciding whether people meet the legal criteria to be paid. DH said one of the requirements was "cannot mind red tape". Actually, a more accurate statement would be to say I am becoming the red tape. LOL. It is rather fitting though. After studying bureaucracy for two years, I will become part of it. I think the job will be engaging and keep me busy, it pays well, and when I get home at night I don't have work to bring with me. What more could a girl ask for?

Now... to take full advantage of me next three weeks off with no obligations and no guilt of being unemployed :-)


Sarah Dee said...

Congratulations! And, double congratulaitons on the state benefits. :)

Rachel said...


Anonymous said...

yay!!! so... you gonna organize that girls lunch? wanna go to cedar point the 13th?


tbonegrl said...

woot woot!!!