Random Thoughts on Thursday

6:30 AM

*  Tracey posted about these strawberry scones a couple of weeks ago and I've been dying to try them.  As fast as C eats the strawberries from our yard I had to buy some.  They were on sale this week so I finally got around to baking some yesterday.  Dee-lish.

*  I used to work for a home care agency taking care of elderly and disabled clients.  I worked full time while I was in grad school and then part time when I got a full time job.  I've worked as a certified nurses aide on and off since the mid 90's.  A company I used to work for open a branch not too far from my house so I thought I would apply to work part time.  I love my current job, but in order for it to be worth my while and drive to the airport, I need to be gone all day.  So I thought if I worked as a CNA on a part time basis I could make a little extra cash to pay that irritating IRS bill and I could still be home with my family.   I talked with the person who does the scheduling and she said absolutely she could work with my schedule.  I filled out all of the hiring paperwork and scheduled orientation.

Imagine my surprise and bewilderment when I showed up on Tuesday for orientation and they told me that I failed the online integrity test.  WHAT?  I thought it was a rather insulting test when I took it.  Every other question (and there were 90 of them) asked how often did I abuse my clients and how often did I do drugs.  "how often do you hit people?" "how often do you smoke pot?" "when was the last time you abused a client?" "when was the last time you snorted coke?"  I answered truthfully because I don't do drugs (hello random drug tests!) and I would never abuse a client.  I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry at the absurdity of it all.  The office people claimed it was a very scientific test but I'm questioning the validity of it.

So needless to say, I'll be working at the airport more this summer!

*  The roses are blooming and every time we go the driveway, C has to stop and smell the roses!  I've taught her well!

Happy Thursday my friends!

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  1. What in the hell!? How could a person fail the integrity test if they answered questions in the manner that you did!? Bullshit I say.

  2. What?! Sometimes this world just doesn't make sense.
    I'm sorry Jen.

    I hope you enjoy the scones, they were a huge hit here. I did leave the sugar off the top and thought they were fine.

  3. You have got to be joking!! Honestly the world has gone mad. I believe you just weren't meant for that specific place, keeps your eyes and ears opened, something better will turn up.

  4. i don't think i'd want to work for a company that puts it's faith in such a ridiculous screening procedure. You would have been miserable. The right new job will come your way sometime.....and until then, smell those roses!!!!


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