There is a big meeting in two days and apparently I along with eighty other coworkers have won a stay of execution until the end of January. This does not help me so much as I will still be a GS9 in a market saturated with 11 and twelve candidates.
Should a guest worker prgram start I would be either extended until the end of my four years or be granted a chance to test for a full four. Sadly forty of my friends and coworkers are eliminated on September 30. I now know why I wasn't given a shot at a test for a permanent job. HR was trying to save as many of those slots for those forty. Of the eighty several of them only get to serve mere months before reaching year four and termination. This is as deranged as Logan's Run but that is the government at the end of January they will evaluate the situation again but I do remain eligible but five months shy of an eleven and that would put me equal to Grad students who have zero experience. A twelve would allow me to compette with lawyers.
I want to thank those that placed a prayer for me. I will get to endure the begining of a brutal Vermont Winter. I may drive on Rout two to Maine or look for Hazen's Notch on Sunday.
Beamish in 08