Friday, January 22, 2010

Isn't it ironic...

I have been waiting & waiting & waiting for civilian personnel to call me.

In August I applied for a job on Ft Dix working for the Army in a very cool sounding position; it's a promotion to a GS-09 & nearly $8k a year more money.

You will serve as the Mobilization and Deployment Specialist for the Installation under the Directorate of Human Resources (DHR), Joint Readiness Center (JRC), at Fort Dix, New Jersey. You will serve as the JRC representative in installation deployment and other installation contingency support planning, in-progress review and after action meetings under exercise and actual conditions. You will review and revise Readiness Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) applicable to the JRC deployment support requirements. You will establish and maintain the installation Family Assistance Center (FAC) Plan and serve as FAC Director when it is activated. During crises, you will coordinate with other services such as the Red Cross, Veterans Administration, and Social Security Administration for resources and assistance.

At 1:30 today I had a voicemail from the DHR asking if I am still interested in the position. I am. However, it is a 2 year term position--meaning that in 2 years I could be out of a job but probably won't unless we suddenly pull out of both Iraq & Afghanistan (hahahahahaha that's gonna happen). The term will be renewed every 2 years so long as we are at war.

The position would be very busy & will pay overtime.

This position sets me up to move into a whole new realm of experience & makes me eligible for apply for GS-11 positions (BIG BIG BIG $$$).

I have an interview on Tuesday at 3 PM. I talked to John & he is supportive.

Fast forward to 4:00. My phone rings showing a DSN (AF but not on base) number. I have finally given up holding my breath that this DSN call will be from AF civilian personnel.

IT IS! Am I still interested in the position that I have been waiting to hear about? Sure I am. I'm not going to turn it down because I don't have a job offer from the Army.

Can I start on 1 February? I don't know if my current commander will release me but I will ask. They have known for 6 weeks that I have been waiting for this. They have done nothing to prepare. Not my problem. Right? We'll see on Monday because my entire chain of command went to "choir practice" at the bar at 3:00 today.

Workouts are going well. Nutrition not so much. I must get it back on track. I have serious butt DOMs from yesterday's leg workout.

Today Leanne worked out with Ernie. Several times he told her doing triple threats on linoleum was SOOO much more effective than doing it on the carpet. Really? Please tell me how. This is sarcasm but if I'm wrong I'm open to correction from YOU.

About 5 minutes into my workout Leanne told me that she told this boy that she's been working out with that he could workout with me today. I told her I really wish she hadn't done that. She didn't get it. le sigh. WTF???


Laura said...

Well, congrats on all the potential employment opportunities! You deserve them after all your outstanding work.

I think what Ernie was getting at is that doing triple threats on linoleum adds a slight extra dimension of instability. It's marginally harder to control the ball when it's on a smooth surface than when it's on something like carpet or even an exercise mat. The difference really is pretty minimal though, at least in my opinion. I think Ernie was just trying to do a oneupmanship thing to impress Leanne.


Kim said...

Congrats on the employment offers and the butt DOMS! :o)

Laura said...

PS If you really want to make Ernie's head explode, ask him what he thinks of Eric Cressey's theory that instability in lower body training is unproductive and possibly even counterproductive given that in everyday life most of what we do is closed-chain ,i.e., two feet on the ground. Mind you, I'm not sure I agree with Cressey myself, but it just goes to show that there really is no received truth when it comes to this sort of thing.

stacey said...

Congrats and good luck on the jobs!

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