Friday, July 17, 2009

Thank You Little Rock.

So, if you've kept up on here at all, you know that almost two months ago, I interviewed for the position of State Dispatcher at Troop L up here in Fayetteville (Springdale really). And along with that, I was told by everyone up here that I was good for the position. They wanted me, I wanted the position, everything was groovy. I was even sent a massive background packet to fill out.

Well, today, the wife received a call from the Captain in Springdale who said that in accordance with new rules from Little Rock's Central Office and the Governor, anyone wanting to work in the State Troopers' offices as dispatcher or trooper needs at least two years experience with the State Troopers' office. How a new hire is supposed to accomplish that, I don't know. What I do know is that despite all of his arguing on my behalf, the Captain has now informed me that the answer from Little Rock is no. ...

I even received excellent words from my former employer and references! I wanted this job, waited for this job, and now, all gone. Thank you Little Rock. Sometimes bureaucrats can be confusing, infuriating, and this time, depressing. Goodbye, onto more applications. Sorry dear.

*Edit/Update: It would be remit for me not to thank my friends and wife for being there and encouraging me and just not allowing me to get down on myself about this. Thanks guys! You all are great!