Thursday, June 4, 2009

Idaho Department of Labor all up in my grill

The daily mail brought a letter notifying me that I had been selected for the Idaho Department of Labor's unemployment eligibility review process. Yay.

The first thing I did was call, because the Department of Labor's Web site is painfully uncooperative when it comes to these sorts of things, and I had applied for two jobs online — one of which did not specify the company's name or phone number. Usually something like that is a red flag for the Department of Labor bot and he spits a warning message at me.

He didn't, thankfully, and the phone representative was patient and helpful in answering my questions. (See? I'm all about giving credit where credit is due.) She explained how to navigate around the missing pieces of information, and to my surprise, it worked. The form only took 10 minutes to complete.

Now that we've reached this point, I'm wondering how much of a hassle they make this — will it be a simple done-and-done, or will it turn into a convoluted, drawn-out process resulting in an Angry Man Walk downtown to the Department of Labor office with further documentation proving I did in fact apply for the jobs? Time will tell. 

Fair warning, Department of Labor: I'm going to be pissy with you if I have to put on pants and pay you a visit.

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