Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Had my CR-04 test yesterday. There were about 200 people in the test, and only 50 people will be contacted. I'm pretty sure I did ok, but I won't know for a long time. Stupid government takes forever to find and hire its staff. It's no wonder that they can't find young people who want to join, young people don't have the patience to wait around for up to a year for a job. We like to get a new job now, and work from there. One of the guys that I work with, who is full time permanent with the government, recently got a call asking if he wanted to take a term (6 months then done) CR-02 (two levels lower than we are now) position. He applied for it two years ago. Seriously? Do you think many people who work at that level (30k/yr), who are motivated would be in the position of wanting that job two years later? Really? If I ever get into goverment HR, my goal is going to be to reduce hire time. I'd just need a Degree in something semi-relevant before they'll even listen to me. Private sector is much better at accepting equivalencies than the public sector.

Later, when I told my boss that the first new girl is a pain in the ass, she told me that her boss was impressed with my work, and they wished that they could keep me on. I would just need to be in the gov't first. Too bad that it will take forever, and I don't want to be an admin assistant forever.

I have a test for a Finance Manager on Saturday... I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, January 29, 2007

New People at Work

Well, we got two new people today, to add to the one person that started three weeks ago. I really hope these new two are better than the previous one. We've fallen so far behind since she started. So far they look promising, they are younger and seem to be more computer literate. While my department does have a lot to learn, they seem to be catching on just fine. The biggest issue is that they aren't actually going to help no matter how good they are because with more staff, we are going to get work, that we had previously delegated out, back. We need more people... again.

Sunday, January 28, 2007


What usually happens when I have homework to do is that everything else gets done first. My house is clean, I've done as much overtime at work as they will let me, I have no new Nexopia messages, my bird is entertained, etc. This time is no different. Oh well, at least my house is cleaner than it was this morning.

Single once more

So, as of last night, I'm single again. Can't say I didn't see it coming. Yes, it was a mutual breakup. So, yes, I'm ok. It will take some getting used to, but for the most part, my life won't change that much. We're still going to be friends, that's what happens when you date one of your best friends.

In other news, I'm looking for a man who is on his way to wanting to settle down.

Right, I'm supposed to be doing my paper.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Welcome, I finally got a blog up on here (thanks Eric), we'll see what happens. Hopefully I'll be able to post on here regularily and you'll get to know the oh so interesting events in my oh so interesting life.

So, yes, tomorrow will be exciting, writting my first paper of this semester. Then getting ready for an interview. Then working on the first project that is due.

Anyway, I'm off to continue to figure out how this thing works

Monday, January 8, 2007

Future Plans

We got a new person transfer into our department this morning. She seems ok, a little older than the rest of the group, but so far so good. She came from the HR deparment of the gov't. So, we chatted, and she mentioned that she'd put in a good word for me, but she also mentioned that to move above a Human Resources Assistant (making no more than about $23/hr) you need a degree. So, here I am, surfing the MacEwan website wondering which degree I should take. I'm about halfway done an Anthopology/Ancient and Medieval History Degree, so, it would make sense to finish that, or, go to the U of A and finish a business degre with a major in HR and a minor in some random other business field (or Anthro, it's really intersting). One of the biggest issues is that I don't really want to stop working full time hours, so what ever I take would have to be long distance or night classes. I don't have an issue with night classes at all, they are what is letting me live the life I am currently living, and I love it.
The University of Lethbridge's long distance course is also an option, but I've heard that last years graduates of my course are not too impressed with it.

I don't know. This really is a wait and see kind of situation.

But, the good news is that I havne't been written off for the two RCMP positions that I applied for way back when.

Anyway, back to applying for that HR Assistant position with the gov't.