Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Long odds and some good news

At the eleventh hour around fifteen of my coworkers were spared the buget ax. These coworkers had served more than four years and had not passed the test or were in classifications not eligible for permanent rehire. Many of these workers are old timers nearing the end or low paid clerks. I am happy they were extended and that they have been granted another four months.

I did not make the cut, but there is always next time. Candidates must first pass a writing test. Then they are graded by payscale, lenth of service, type of degree, productivity. A major factor is if you have attended training in GA. I am short on the snoirity list and did not attend training in GA due to foul ups in personell. However, when I leave at the end of January I will be able to compette with Grad students, but below lawyers. Most of the people ahead of me will be swept off the books. I will have passed and that is good for three years. There is also the longershot openings in DC, but those max out at or $75,000.

It was a minor miricale that I was even allowed to take the test. I beat the long odds to pass the test. I am annoyed that some people who knifed me in the back to improve their chances were taken. However, many friends were picked up and it will be good to have my cubicle neighbor back. I always thought I would beat him out the door. He will return as a permanent hire but he earned that spot. Most of the aplicants who made it are friends and my journey does not end.

There is some irony if I do make into the system and back to NYC I would work in the Freedom Tower when it opens. My journey would begin and end in the same place.

Beamish in 08.

36 comments:

Elmer's Brother said...

I'm sorry Beak. I hope things work out for you.

beakerkin said...

Most of those people who made it deserved it. There is always tommorow and I was at the bottom of the list. I beat the odds just to make the list and I will remain there for three years.

The Merry Widow said...

G*D has something for you that will fit you well! We won't stop praying for you!

tmw

nanc said...

oh beak...i'm of the mind that when one door closes, another opens and that our steps are guided on another level.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

And if'n that don't work, ain't too many doors that can handle a C-4 charge if'n there's no key.

Oh, you meant allegorical doors.

Well, use allegorical C-4...

Always On Watch said...

Beak,
There is also the longershot openings in DC...

If you make that long shot, you'll be in "my" territory.

The Merry Widow said...

AoW- That may call for another blogger party!

tmw

beakerkin said...

The odds are fairly long there as well but strange things have happened. If I got hired by the DC office I could move next door to Uptown Steve and ruin his property values by investing in a collection of tack lawn ornaments.

Farmer John said...

Sorry to hear the bad news beak. But who knows... a four month reprieve, followed by another, and another. Next thing you know, it's a "new" fiscal year It's 'H on the nerves, but stranger things happen.

But don't depend on the Fate sisters with their scissors and their fickle fingers. Like beamish says... sounds like it might be time to start planting C-4 on some of Opportunities other doors.

Buena suerte!

beakerkin said...

In reality it was a minor miracle that I was allowed to take the test
in the first place. Personnel always has an abundance of candidates and I was only a fall back option if people did not pass.
I will work the remainder of my time knowing I was as qualified as any of my peers. Sadly, a snafu beyond my control doomed my candidacy. I overcame alot just to make it as far as I did.

In life everything is not always fair and sometimes one gets a raw deal. This is my raw deal, but life moves on and so must I.

nanc said...

beak - there is a statuary place just up the road from me - how does a razorback or a turkey sound for the front yard? and you simply must put out some of those gaudawful pink flamingos - i love mine...

beakerkin said...

Well if I am going to annoy Uptown, I would need to find some ceramic Jewish accountants. I would love to see Uptown complain about block busting.

The Merry Widow said...

Beaker, get one of those black boy holding the ring for tying a horse to ornaments! I can hear the sizzle everytime he's outside! Plus a couple of REALLY BIG flags, one American and the other Israeli! I can hear the ambulance coming to collect a stroke patient! You can also put an electric chaunnaka candlestick in a front window! Oooooooh, the possibilities and options!

tmw

beakerkin said...

TMW

We will only put up a White lawn Jockey. However, the menorahs should kill Uptown once and for all.

nanc said...

don't forget to wear your talit (sp?) every time you leave the house - hands waving and much bowing - he'll think there was a party and he wasn't invited!

beakerkin said...

That is not a good idea as Uptown may have some type of Crown Heights flashback. Uptown thinks I am the Hebrew Hammer.

Purple Avenger said...

Plant booze, drugs, and kiddie porn in the bosses desks when they're out to lunch.

Extortion is an ugly word, but it works.

The Merry Widow said...

You could always wear a yarmulke, a very nice, tasteful one, attatch a mezzuzah to the front door. Nothing horrendously obvious, but...sizzle, sizzle, snap...He might go out and get a job just to not have to look at JEWISH! Get a Christian to move in on the other side of him, let them have small group meetings on Weds, nights! Play Christian music when they work on their yards...yes, many possibilities! Of course your mere presence in his 'hood may be enough to cause his life to go downhill! Especially if you're nice to him. I can see it now...

tmw

The Merry Widow said...

Beaker- I tagged you over at EyesAllAround!
neener-neener!

tmw

Always On Watch said...

TMW,
Lawn jockeys were recently the topic of a story in the WaPo. Synchronicity!

beakerkin said...

AOW

We will only use White Lawn Jockeys. In fact I do not recall black Jockeys at all, just whites and hispanics.

beakerkin said...

AOW

We will only use White Lawn Jockeys. In fact I do not recall black Jockeys at all, just whites and hispanics.

beakerkin said...

I stand coorrected there actually were several Black jockeys including a couple who wonthe Kentucky Derby. However in modern times this is a rarity.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Sometimes opportunity knocks and leaves a flaming bag of dog poop on your threshold.

Warren said...

Hang in there!

I'm still rooting for ya!

Freedomnow said...

I guess we take life one step at a time. Some people are two-timers but you got class kid.

Its good that you are supportive of your friends. Thats a bold statement of who you are.

Da Weaz said...

You're right. It's a minor miracle you passed any test other than that for the determination of who's a low grade moron. Reality stuck and the human element realized that a major mistake was made, and your journey ended. Of course, your "superiors" (just about anyone) were surprised that you passed anything. To know you at all, it to know your limitations: you're a damn fool, period.

beakerkin said...

Lets see all the workers in my category must also be low grade morons including a couple with Ivy degrees who failed the test. Personnel lists and selections are made in Minneapolis by people who do not know the applicants. Moreover, I still remain a candidate for at least three years.
There is a high probability my tour will be extended again.

The dimwit forgets that my tour and that of all others in my class was extended. The government does not work on an individual basis.

More to the point every single one of my posts has readers. Where are your readers? You don't have the social skills or the talents to interest anyone. resume your toils in oblivion.

Nanc regularly laughs at your ham handed attempts to flirt. It seems that you are devoid of those social skills as well.

Da Weaz said...

You can't punctuate, you fucking moron. Nanc is quite funny, and doesn't take whatever "flirting" I do seriously, especially as I live with a woman and she's married and happy. Get real, moron, and get laid.

Ever talk about that? Nope.

Get laid.

beakerkin said...

Lets see polite people do not discuss those matters but sanity, class and brains have never been associated with you.

How about posting your real adress and I will send you some home movies. Do they allow you to watch that type of material in the assylum.

Nanc doesn't take your flirting seriously because you are an imbecile. Many women post here but I see nothing at your site except empty posts.

Obscurity suits you well, get used to it. This isn't the assylum where people get paid to deal with you.

Elmer's Brother said...

I say you place a couple of ceramic trolls on uppity's lawn. It would seem suitable.

Elmer's Brother said...

da weaz...

get a life and get laid with a woman.

beakerkin said...

Elmer

Uptown would be mortified by ceramic Chasidic Jews.

nanc said...

weaz? you live with a married woman? what does her husband think of you? just curious.

uptownseteve said...

"Uptown would be mortified by ceramic Chasidic Jews."

Actually, I would rub their heads for good luck.

2% of the American population and running our foreign policy.

Ya'll bad.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Condi Rice is a Jooo?