So after one week on the job, I now have a better picture of what I am doing! I get the pleasure of working with the processing of work search forms that people have to send in when they’re getting extended benefits. In the mornings we get to sort forms that are mailed in and get them sorted to be scanned. Then I get to go through forms on the computer and determine if they’ve done adequate work searches or if they need to be sent for review. Exciting, huh?
Its not very exciting. In fact, its boring. But the temp job I did for three weeks last year was worse. Its a state job. I get my own desk and even my own phone and number!
There were 16 of us who have started in the past two weeks. We’re all working right now to get through the backlog of the extended benefits forms and some other forms. Then after thats caught up we get other tasks, I’m sure just as exciting.
Its nice to be employed, but I still a little up in the air since this isn’t a permanent job. Its a project position thats slated to end on Nov. 9. It could go longer if the workload stays high. But its not permanent. So at some point I get to start looking for jobs again. I see the work search forms people send in with their two applications for the week and I just feel sad that I’ll be back in that pool in a few months. But its nine months! I’m really trying to shake that feeling of the temp job.
And I think I can safely say that unemployment is not where I’d like to be working permanently anyway. There’s just SO much work to be done with so many people out of work. Talk about depressing.