Just Keep Turning the Effing Screw People
This morning I got an email from an HR person at a government agency. The email was blank but attached was a letter that said, thanks for applying, but your application arrived after the deadline, so we didn't even bother opening it. WTF. Even though this was over a month ago, I remember applying for this specific job and also that it was getting, eh, kind of close to the deadline (I hadn't seen it earlier). But those government applications take hours, and I can guarentee you I wouldn't have bothered if I was cutting it so close I would have missed the deadline, and in fact, I remember mailing it in at least 4-5 days before that date.
So, what happened? I would bet money it sat in the basement mailing room of their office for two weeks before it was delivered upstairs. Is it so hard to go by the fucking postmark, people?
Anyway, to add insult to injury, I just received another email from her, telling me to disregard the last letter that had been sent by mistake (oh?) and here's the correct one. IT WAS THE SAME LETTER. Except apparently the first one was just addressed to another applicant (I hadn't noticed because I opened it in html, not Word, so the format was funky). Alright already. I GET IT.
I'm seriously considering quitting this job and taking on a more lucrative yet painful temp job, so I can take every other month off and just fuck around, travel, or freelance. Clearly someone is telling me this current track I'm on just ain't going anywhere.