Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Official Start Date

So I called today and gave my official start date of July 19th.

This means I have about 1 month to find a place up there.

I am really excited but not looking forward to the whole moving part, luckily I don't think I have that much to move that big because I gave my bed, futon, chest of drawers, and dresser to my younger brother so that leaves only my Entertainment Center and desk that are the major huge things to move.

More reflections on moving and such later


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Apocalypse is Nigh!!!

As you may have known I have been traveling and interviewing for the NY Public Management Institute. While I did not make the first round of selection they did have a second round of positions not offered the first time.

For this second round I had 2 interviews and today I was offered and accepted the position with the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

My postion will be Senior Administrative Analyst where I will work for the Bureau of Cost and Revenue Development and working with ensuring appropriate Medicaid Reimbursement and also tracking the state operated expenditures to the program level. While also be responsible for various fiscal reviews/analyses, verification of capital/development expenditures, preparation of annual cost reports, monitoring of Federal Mandates, Internal control activities, trend factor calculation, and revenue initiatives.

This means that sometime later this summer I will be moving to Albany, NY.(WAHOO!!!!).

Thanks to all who continually prayed for me to get a job

Stay tuned to the blog for updates on the moving process

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Things I never want said to me again:

"Something will come up soon..."
"It was not meant to be..."
"You' ll find something..."
"With your degrees you will find something..."

It's been a few days now and things are not any better. I am actually kind of avoiding people so I don't have to lie and say things are going ok. I can't even crack jokes anymore about being over educated and such. I can't even browse jobs without feeling like I want to just scream. And I know people are only trying to help by offering suggestions of places to apply but I have tried most of them with no luck.

I am really at a loss right now...


Friday, May 05, 2006

Back to Square One

This week I have learned the following things:
1) I am a loser
2) I cannot compete for jobs
3) I am going to be stuck working some stupid do nothing job for the rest of my life

I got my response from NY this week and it was consistent with many of my past attempts at finding employment...a big old NEGATORY!!

As I look back over the past 6 years I have had some successes, but lately I have been repeatedly hitting the proverbial wall when it comes to moving forward in my life.

Graduating high school I was accepted at 4 colleges. I chose WVWC because of location and the fact that I was accepted into the Bonner Scholar program where I was one of 20 incoming freshmen chosen for the program. It was great to know that my accomplishments in high school set me apart from at least 200 other applicants. After finishing undergraduate I applied to a few schools to do graduate work. Here is where I think my luck started to turn south. I did not get in so I had to work a crappy sales job. I then reapplied and somehow got into the program at WVU. Well for the next three years things went alright (if there is ever really such a thing in my life). Things were looking up until 2004 when I was supposed to graduate with my second masters in the summer (if you want t know this story let me know). Anyway I ended up working another crappy job for a year till I decided to go back and finish my last semester. During this time I was finishing up I heard about the opportunity in NY and thought I would give it a try. Another long story short I thought that making it to the final interview round where they were taking 50 out of 75 people that my odds were really good given my education and work experience.

I was WRONG...Apparently 2 Masters, previous experience working in government and leadership positions don't amount to crap.

Now I have to try from scratch and find a job which worked so well the last time I tried.

I am almost 28 years old(I feel like I am 17), my friends are working or changing to a new job and I am here overeducated and unable to get a job. IT SUCKS...both my brothers have jobs and what not and able to provide for themselves and while I do have an income its not one where I can independently support myself and move on with my life, not stuck in this rut where no matter how hard I try to get out I can't.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Crazy Ideas

I have some crazy ideas in my head right now...some good and some bad.

Been blogging for about 6 months now and only about half the stuff I wanted to write about has gotten done. The following list is just a few of the topics or rants that never or have yet to be posted:

"Bane of the Road"
-My observations of the many idiots on the roadways. This is mostly from spending alot of time on the road driving anywhere from Ohio to the Northeast part of the US. Basically 98% of the population...ok driving population...become totally brainless and an endangerment to those of us who know where the turn signal is located. This one is still being developed and thought out and might be up soon.

-Was going to write this one after I finished my MA of Public Administration and graduated for the third time (fourth including high school).

"My Car Experience"
-Basically chronicaling the month ordeal that I went through with my check engine light and the car dealership. Very frustrating and nerve racking.

"No Title Yet"
-Still working on this one but basically just observations and comparisons of my experiences substitute teaching K-12. This one might be good if I can get it out of my head.

The rest of my blogs I wanted to do just stuff I did but didn't have time or was to tired to do it and now it is way past the point or it was one of those "you had to be there" type things. Anyway who knows maybe I will get to the ones I have really given some thought too.