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(4/3/02 5:47 pm)
Reply Well I started my new job! So far so good. Everyone seems really nice. I just can't get over the fact that I'm actually getting paid to work! And since I've always wanted to work at CARE it's even better. I still don't know exactly what I'll be doing. These past 2 days I've spent the majority of my timre reading about adolescent reproductive health.
That's about it.
(4/4/02 4:55 pm)
Reply Re: Well I started my new job! Peg,
I have also spent alot of time reading about my countries. What countries will you be dealing with? What are you doing with the kids? I tried several times to get a job there and never could get one.
(4/4/02 5:31 pm)
Reply Re: Well I started my new job! That was quick. Are you in training right now? I am sure is nice having an extra income. We know how it is living on one income. First her going to grad school and us living on my income and now just vice versa and we do not have any kids. You guys are good. Hope you enjoy your new job.
(4/4/02 5:37 pm)
Reply Re: Well I started my new job! Hey Marci,
How is it going? What countries have you been assigned to? What are doing using government equipment posting messages? How are you and Craig getting along? Tell him I said hello and everyone in SATO.
(4/5/02 9:46 am)
Reply Re: Well I started my new job! Mike,
I'm not really working with Craig, I'm working with Kitty. The countries we have are Bangladesh(suspended), Philippines, Nepal, and Thailand. I'm slowly learning. It kinda driving me crazy that I'm not independent around here because I don't know what is going on.
(4/6/02 10:44 am)
Reply Re: Well I started my new job! Training?! Ha, I wish! This is more of a "jump in to the deep and and swim" kind of experience. As for the specifics of the countries where we work...well, that is a good question. This is a brand new project so we are in the process of choosing countries. Eventually the project will do some targeted work in 20 countries and intensive work in 5 focus countries. But we haven't picked which focus countries as of yet. CARE will play a big role in the focus country work. I think probably 3 of the focus counries will be in SSA and the other 2...I dunno. Right now I am making a matrix that weighs different variables (priority HIV, population, expressed interest, etc...) for all the counries where USAID works. Hopefully that will help us make a systematic decision.
As for the kiddos...Josh is in school for most of the time I am at work. Ben goes to a sitter. Bob works from home in the a.m. and does all of the shuttling around.
All in all everything is working out great. I can't wait for my paycheck!!!
BTW, I don't know *why* it is so damn hard to get a job at CARE, Marci. I've applied for at least 10 jobs there so you aren't alone. This time though I pulled out all the stops. I got a connection at HR and used her. I called my previous employer and managed to find out the name of the hiring manager and contacted her directly too. I sent my resume to the main HR office. I think you really have to network if you want to work there (or anywhere really). So now that I am there I'll be happy to help others who might want to work here.
(4/6/02 5:04 pm)
Reply You will do fine Hey, tell Kitty I said hello. She really is a great peron to work with. Let me know how her girl(I think) is doing. She was pretty close to her term date when I left. Why did they suspend Bangladesh? If you ever get a chance, go visit their embassy up by UDC. It is one of the newest and biggest in DC. Well good luck and I talk to you soon.
PS Where is your new place?
(4/7/02 5:59 pm)
Reply Peg & Marci Hope you both are enjoying your new jobs! I think its very cool that you both are finally working for a place you've always wanted to be!
Hey Mike, how's school going?
(4/8/02 3:13 pm)
Reply school It is going well, but I can't wait for it to over. The education classes are pretty straight forward, but there were a few extra math classes I had to take that are a real pain in the butt. They are not that bad, but the last one I had to take I am taking now and there is only a month left and I just want it to be over. I will only have one class this summer and then I will recieve my certification and then in another year I will have my Masters.
Well enough about me, how are you doing down below?
We really want to come see you, but as usual timing is a concern. Julie's sister had twins, so she flew out to Charleston, SC for about a week to help with things and we wanted to go see her Aunt in Austria later on this summer since she is getting up their in age. I pretty have loads of time this summer, but she only has two weeks vacation, which you can see are already accounted for. How much longer do you think you will be in Panama? and any word on where you might go next?
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