Monday, February 27, 2006

Drowning in forms

OMG, I had totally forgotton what a PITA it is to get hired. Filling out all of those blasted forms, sheesh! And how the heck is this guy going to know if the copies of my identification items are really of me, seeing as he's never laid eyes on me? (I am completely virtual office and everything is being done through the mail; I will never see another soul I work with or for.) I also think I'm going to spend half my time trying to get paid; it is such a convoluted process, and it takes place *weekly.* I don't know who has to sign what, whether I only need to fax my time sheet in or if I also must send the originals, whether the person who signs off on them is supposed to fax it for me (yeah, because I should trust them to make sure I get paid, uh-huh, and what if that person is off that day?!)... the list goes on and on. This is what happens when the person who wants to hire you must go through a contracting company who uses a staffing service to manage its contractors (got all that?). And I have to fill out an application for the job, even though I've already been hired? What is that all about?

Oh, and many of my instructions are being sent to my business email account, but it's going to be another week or so before I can get access to that server, so I can't read my bloomin' email! "Well, I sent emailed that to you, did you get it?" Um, NO. And now I've had at least one kink present itself, and there there may be another (neither of which I can discuss right now), so it may not work out at all in the long run. We'll just have to "try it and see if we can get it all sorted out." Joy. It is such a mess, it's almost more trouble than it is worth.

Currently feeling: grumpy


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