Entirely too stubborn.
Already set in a career I can work the rest of my life.
That career is Law Enforcement.
I am a cop.
I'll give advice on anything I know a thing about so don't hesitate to ask.
" Tumblr County Dispatch, how can I help you?"
"There’s a cow in the road!"
"Well, what do I do?"
"… It’s kinda big. I’d suggest not hitting it."
"… fuck you." *Click*
This is why I don’t get to help the dispatchers out when there’s a surge of calls.
Happy Birthday to me.
On my way to a call, which means I will “turn 24” in a house full of shit bags….
Fuck my life.
So ummmmm that’s creepy
Yep, we’ve got two votes for MI-5 Recruiter and I vote serial killer..
I second that. He wants to recruit you for MI-5. But really, that’s kind of creepy.
He wants to recruit you for MI-5
Sign me up, yo. If he can find my facebook, I’m sure he’s already read my tumblr and has my digits. Call me.
You’re a police officer on vacation in another country. Say, a deputy in London. And you’re waiting for a bus at… like the ass-crack of dawn. A random (very handsome, in case that matters) man walks past, stops, walks back, and tells you you’re beautiful. He then asks you if you’d like to grab a drink… at the ass-crack of dawn.
Nope, thank you though. Have plans.
Okay, how about your number?
American, phone doesn’t work here.
Well, for later?
Eh, nope. Thanks though. Very sweet.
Okay, now imagine you’ve been back from London for… like 5 months. The same random guy now tries to add you on Facebook. He told you his name but you had never given him your name, phone number, or any more information than that you are American.
WHAT THE FUCK!
So my only two oral boards were on the same day. One at I think like 10am and one at like 1:30pm.
The first was terrible. First, it was in a basement. Very cold and uninviting. Second, I met a guy who already worked as a jailer right before I went in for my interview. I went in and there were three long tables lined up with guys along the entire length of one side and my chair on the other. I felt like all the questions were trick questions because they were too easy or unnecessarily complicated. I felt panicked the entire time I was in there and the men behind the desks looked like a bunch of assholes (No offense, since I now collaborate with that department quite frequently.)
The second was amazing. It was in a second floor conference room with a picture of a bald eagle on the wall and the American flag in the corner. (Not kidding.) It was one large table with the Sheriff at one end and me at the other with guys along the sides. We all just kind of had a casual conversation about the department and what I would do in scenarios and what I thought my strengths were and what I liked about the area. It was most of the same questions, but the method of delivery was SOOO dramatically different that I enjoyed the interview. It was fun for me. I am glad that this department was the one that hired me! I will say that because of how terribly the first one went, I really kind of threw it to the wind on this one. I was relaxed and casual where I went into the first one tense (partially due to the setting of course)
Really, if you compare my two “oral boards”, it’s more of a testament to interview styles. The first made me feel like a total fucking retard on trial. The second made me feel like an equal contributor to, like, a business meeting or something.
So I guess, don’t worry about it? The experience is mostly uncomfortable anyway. And, as everyone keeps telling me lately and is OH-SO-HELPFUL, you are your own worst critic.
Got off the phone with the last work related phone call and I get another one.
Guy: So, that out of state training you want to go to? Probably not going to get a room or flight in time?
Me: I told you well over two weeks ago. I registered for the training already?
Guy: Yeah… So, is there a different training you want to go to? In this state?
Me: This state doesn’t host ANY of those trainings!
Guy: So? Other trainings?
Me: Nope. I’ll register for the next one. Different state. Let me know. Its in May. Hope you have enough time.
People: Can you contact this person about your next presentation?
Me: Yes, Saturday night when I go back to work I will send her an email.
People: She won’t be working then so obviously won’t check her email.
Me: Just as I am not working now and will not be logging in to mine….