Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Big Day Tommorow

Those of whom I talk with off line know tommorow is a huge day. Thse of you who are religiously inclined should wish me luck. 2500 people will find out their fate tommorow.

I have enjoyed my adventure in VT and for the most part 99% of the people here are great. The rare exception to that are the PC jerks and ass wipers one can find in most jobs. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the country I love and make things right.

I am sorry a debacle kept me out of New Orleans durring Katrina. My boss told me I earned my stripes at the WTC twice.

If things do not break my way I have back up plans and am currently being considered for jobs in Cleveland and Seattle.

Beamish in 08.


Robert Bayn said...

Best of luck Beak

The Merry Widow said...

Seattle? Get together with Donal, she'll know where to live, etc.!
We'll pray, you know it!
It looks like it may be spring before we move, but we are packing!
Keep us apprised of the situation!
BTW-Will be offline this morning, I don't know how long. We are having a new meter box attatched, the intermittent 1/3 of the house blackouts were getting on our nerves!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


Farmer John said...

I'll be rooting for ya beak!

Steve Harkonnen said...

What line of work are you in, Beak? My company seeks field engineers that can install computer systems in hospitals. PC experience necessary.

Always On Watch Two said...

Those of whom I talk with off line know tommorow is a huge day. Thse of you who are religiously inclined should wish me luck.

I don't know all the details, but I think I can guess.

You are in my prayers today (Wednesday), and I started early.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Well, if you wind up somewhere in the Midwest near St. Louis we'll have to go go slay some brain cells together sometime.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Heh - Steve works in a field I used to before they got all uppity about having the piece of paper saying I could do it. That's okay, I'm going back to school next year.

beakerkin said...


I work for DHS but the Federal government has wierd hirig practices.

People are grades on a pyramid and the security checks take forever.
A GS-5 has no degree and a GS-7 has a four year degree, A GS-9 has a Masters, A GS-11 is a PHD or a Law degree and a GS-12 is attainable only via woking for the government. Each year one goes up two grades. I am a GS-9 so that means I compette with every crackpot with a masters degree. Many of these candidates have worthless social science degrees.

The minimum for consideration as a permanent hire is GS-9 and passing a writing test. I passed the test but have no real chance of hire as a 9. A friend desperately wants to return to CT where there are two job openings. There were 3000 applications for that job and he was a GS-11 and now is a twelve.
He hasn't heard from that job at all.

I applied to NYC for one of twenty eight slots and have heard nothing so far.

The spots in Cleveland and Seattle are notification that I am on their list. However if this extension brings me to an 11. I will take my chances as a GS-11 has much better odds than a 9. If I were to get an 11 it also means an 8,000 dollar raise.

beakerkin said...

Mr Beamish

I was suposed to go to KC but a kibosh was put on that idea. It was decided it would be more efficient to train us where we were.

All permanent hires must go to a spot in GA for six weeks training.
I have not met this requirement and it is an impediment. However, I have allready passed the security clearanc and that is a big pain and costs the taxpayers big time.

nanc said...

well, you know if you end up in arkansas - nancfamily will tend to you!

i can get you a job as a proofreader - of course, i jest.

why we're in tyson chicken capital of the world - think of the fried chicken places, beak! you'd NEVER run out of restaurants.

Steve Harkonnen said...

When I left the navy, I turned down a GS-9 position working with the new DMS (defense messaging system) but they wanted me to go and work in the Marshall Islands. While I knew I was turning down a good position, I didn't like the idea of being out there for a year, so I took a more local job as a net admin for a company and I've been here since I retired from the navy.

I would now kill for a DHS position working in the IT field.