Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's a Government Job

I began training this morning for my new job -- crew leader for the US Census Bureau. I'm not real good at sitting for that many hours, and for someone who doesn't like paperwork and filling out forms, I have to ask -- What did I get myself into? My day was occupied with page after page of paperwork, printing, signing and dating my name dozens of times. Repetition, redundancy, tedium -- a mini-microcosm of what we already know about federal operations. But it's only a temporary gig -- eight weeks. I can do anything for two months, right? I was sworn in, taking the oath of office, just like a soldier, or the president, and I am now ready to defend my country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. At the end of the day, I was fingerprinted. Twice. Making it official. Tomorrow, and each day this week, my black ink-stained digits and I will return to continue prepping.

If you haven't yet filled out and mailed your census form, do it soon. It will make my job easier.


beverly said...

Maybe you need to take a pillow to ease the 'numb butt' syndrome. You are more ambitious than I. I don't envy your 8 hour days. We'll miss you Thursday, hope you can take a lunch break with us.

Common Household Mom said...

We sent in our form weeks ago.

Do you have to go out into the streets and count people?!

Angie said...

Dear CHM,

I'm a crew leader, which means I train and supervise (and do TONS of paperwork for) 15-20 people who actually go out and do the field work, hopefully filling out questionaires for the folks who didn't fill out their forms.