So, a few might now I’ve inspired to work for the Government. This is a rather naive dream still of mine, even though my positions on it have changed over the years, I still believe there are elements of the whole scheme and people within it who are honestly looking out for us. So after graduating, and doing all of the hassles that is USAJobs, I got a call back from a Federal agency which I am not fond of, but still it’s a rather naive reasoning that it’s a shoe into the bureaucracy.
Well, less a call back, more been told to log on to their own job recruitment site and went through that process. It took a few months for me to hear back past that point, and having passed the first round of testing, encountered my first problem. The self-reported background check. I don’t intend to write much about that besides it was a bit of a pain, but considering I passed it, we move on to medical. Which is at this I have a few hiccups. My vision, hearing, blood work are all fine, although my BMI was an issue. No worries there right? I seen people who work for this Federal agency who are less than stellar on the physical department, and I’m somewhat of a pack mule. I can’t run to save my life, but I can probably keep up a brisk pace while fireman carrying someone to safety.
Oh Lord was I wrong.
Right now my mom and I are trying to grab the necessary CYOA stuff from my primary care physician to see some specialists because said Federal agency needs to know if I can perform my duties and whatnot. Balking at the up-front costs, we’re trying to find a way to have our insurance to at least cover it. Worse case scenario, I’ll pull up my stakes, if said Federal agency doesn’t find any way to help me (which I doubt they’ll do) and start from scratch.
These are the times I wonder if spending four years for a Bachelor of Arts was worth it.