Friday, December 14, 2007

About those GPS

It is very important to program the GPS correctly. I had an interesting mishap on the way to the Hotel. I placed the wrong street in the system and nearly ended up in the harbor. It was interesting, but quickly solved.

Our graduation ceremony is Thursday. I opted to go for the informal Barbeque on the beach and that seems to be popular. However, a few people brought their famlies in and want the more traditional shtick. Hopefully, this paperwork will have my location listed as NYC and not Vermont.

Sadly, the agency has one more shot at pestering me. When officers reach GS-12 they go in for two weeks of training. The training is on how to give a power point presentation. There is no pass or fail and it is two weeks back in New Brunswick GA. I will be a 12 in around six months, but in NYC there are around three dozen candidates at the same time. This should keep me out of the GA facility for years, but for whatever reason I seem to get moved to the front of the line.

I am not seeking a supervisory role or any lateral moves. My moving around for training should end there. It is a great second career, but I am happy to be doing what I do. I will leave the Fraud detection and asylum jobs to those who are more suited to it. Several people have tried to nudge me into the asylum unit. This is not something I want and the prospect of being shipped overseas and around the country is too great there.

Beamish in 08.

Beamish in 08.


nanc said...

this is too funny!

just last night, our son asked, "if you lose your gps, do they have a device to find it?"

o.t. - beak - i believe you've written about this woman in the past.

Jungle Mom said...

Sounds like you are enjoying your job, something not all can say. Have a blast and congrats on the graduation!

Anonymous said...

You "causual Californian's" are all alike...

Enjoy the sunshine while you can, beakerkin, it's c-c-c-c-old back here!

jams o donnell said...

Two week's on Powerpoint presentations? Lucky you. I got a day!

beakerkin said...


Please do not rub that in. The only redeeming part is that it will almost certainly be in Texas.

Always On Watch said...

A GPS is cheating. No adventures.