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23 February 2004 @ 06:56 am
A few cases...  
OK, so I had three interesting cases that I data entered last week - ones that made me giggle.

The first was someone who had some admitted hits (they admit to having been in some legal trouble, so it isn't a surprise when we find out from the county it happened in). In the "description (outcome, action taken)" field, they wrote:
"Was sentenced with 10 days of cal-trans which I didn't do so they violated me and later sentenced me to 10 days in LA County."
Wow. Tough court!

The second was an applicant for Kaiser. In the past employment section, they described having been a painter at a church.
Job description: "Painted both the inside and outside of a church."
Reason for Leaving: "Went into X-Ray."

The third was someone I had to enter the highest education on, and was in a fix. They listed two schools: high school and college. Each with a degree: High school and MA, respectively. No years, of course.
The thing is, they were born in 1987. And in the application, they included a copy of their high school degree - dated June 2003. Also note the lack of a Bachelor's between the high school diploma and the MA. I just couldn't believe this person claimed that and included almost immutable proof against it.
And yet, they claimed it. So I had to data enter the MA and ignore the High School.
Go figure.

Anyway, there's likely to be more in the time I'm working here, but I thought I'd share these while they're fresh on my mind...
sencollins on February 26th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
Sorry if I ruin that last one for you...
Any chance it was N/A and the slash made the N look like an M? Just a thought, perhaps they don't have a degree and were listing "Not applicable" in really bad hand writing. I'm sure they'll thank you for the job boost though.
Idtechnomonkey on March 8th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
Nothing ruined, nothing gained.
Several coworkers that I showed it to before entering it, including the person who trained me (and who eventually told me that I had no choice but to enter the MA), didn't think so. But I'm not against another opinion.

Judge for yourself:

A closer look (which we didn't have at the time - and keep in mind this is a blown up copy of a several-generation copy):

It's possible, but I'm not entirely convinced.

My thought, however (which didn't occur to me until a few days ago, when I data entered my first of these), is that it might not have stood for Masters at all. It could easily have stood for the certification known as Medical Assistant - at which point they may very well have achieved it as they claimed, we'd have verified that fact, and he'd be judged on his own merits. (Although I personally have never heard of an Engineering Medical Assistant)

Not sure.