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26 November 2003 @ 08:22 pm
Working on the railroad...  
...or the job applicants. Whatever.

It occurs to me that I haven't really said what I've been doing with my days recently. I finally got a job. Yay!

Choicepoint is a third-party pre-employment screening company. Which is to say, if you apply for a job at, for example, Weyerhauser, you fill out your six or eight page or whatever it is application, then they send it to us. Our data entry people go through it and put the correct and relevant information in the appropriate forms in our proprietary software. It then gets sent to our various departments for verification, such as Education Verification (did you actually graduate from Harvard with a BS in what you say you did?), Employment Verification (did you really work at NASA as a Rocket Scientist for three years?), criminal records, etc. Often, companies will require that these things be requested in writing, so then it goes to the Suspense department, which is in charge of faxing and mailing, and following up to make sure that things get sent back to us.

So when I interviewed, I was showed the Data Entry department, based on the fact that it was in the most need of bodies.

I was hired within a week, and on my first day (9/17), I was put in the Caller Research department (that'd be calling former employers) due to it being the easiest department to train someone in. OK.

The following Friday, my supervisor explained to me that the Suspense department needed help with their followup calls, and my demeanor on the phone was very professional and impressed her quite a bit, so could I please help with their followup calls? That Monday, I was put in the Suspense department.

The Suspense department was way behind - they were averaging about 400 calls behind, and three stack of papers to file so big that you couldn't see the Inbox they were supposed to go in for the day-or-two it's supposed to take to get them filed. Between then and last Friday (11/21), we got down to a pile of zero things to file and averaging about 150 items behind, which is phenomenal. I can't claim sole responsibility for that - I suspect just having the extra body in the department (from 3 to 4) did a lot of it in and of itself.

So this morning, Dave (my Manager or Supervisor or something) calls me into his office and asks me to migrate to the Data Entry department. I guess they decided that I can handle the extra training or something.

We'll see what happens in a month or so....
Naythenay on November 27th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)

I need a DL fix really badly!!!!!!

Now that you have a job you can go and buy pins and stuff...so lets meet up there soon!
Idtechnomonkey on November 27th, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
You're a BAD influence!
The fact that I'm working means I can sometimes barely meet my minimum balances on my cards. Still no pins for me.

That does not, however, mean I can't go to DL with you! I've invited you before, the invitation is still open. Come on down!