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Well, after three days, it's not the horror I thought it would be.

To start, my job is that of Case Manager for Wise Co., VA Rural Association Development Association, Inc. (RADA) adult program.

In short, the Virginia Employment Commission is now becoming part of the Virginia Workforce program. Someone comes in and wants education/skill training for a better job and is poor enough, we can help with tuition, transportation, school supplies, etc.

Most of the job is going to be paperwork and documentation. However, it's not too bad. I was really concerned because of the notorious politics going on at the Wise Co. office I was warned about, but the office manager (not my "boss") stopped by yesterday, and talked for 1.5 hours with him and the WIA coordinator.

I'm not sure what the friction was in the past, but he and I agreed that the best thing was to have people on UI or welfare working WHILE going to school. Of course, the angle RADA has is that we don't want them to get a job UNTIL AFTER we have them entered into the program (if they qualify). To take someone unemployed and have them working makes us look good, but if we get them into a job first then we have to have them in a better job for our numbers to look good.

Otherwise, the guy seemed to take a liking to me, and that might be why I got the job. The woman who interviewed me from RADA thought I'd fit in better than other staff they had.

Needless to say, gossip and rumor in the workplace is rampant and a big part of why there has been problems in the past.

I do wish the pay was better, but it'll take a couple of months to see how far my paycheck actually goes.
 

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Good to hear it is working out for you BG! I too realized high turn over when I took my job. The guy I work for (a gay Christian):shrug tends to run people off. He drives everyone crazy with his particulars and is a control freak. To make matters worse, he has short guy syndrome. :laughing

It was a rough start, putting up with him, but like you, I needed the money. So, I stuck it out.

I've been there 15 months now, so when he pulls one of his tantrums now, I either laugh "with him" :laughing or tell him I will pray for him. Seems to be working and I'm much happier.

The bible says that God wont let others take our "JOY" away... so I no longer let them..... :thumb
 

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BG I am glad things look brighter for you, I guess this will be whatever you make of it, maybe having low expectations going into it will let you appreciate the good aspects of the job. Sounds like you will be in a position to help others with more than just moral support and prayer. It is one thing to wish I guy well, it is another to get him a job and the skills he needs to do it..
 

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Sounds like you will be in a position to help others with more than just moral support and prayer.
I'll second that motion. And the fact that you've established a "bond" with your office manager is a very important first step. Trust me, I work for a company that has been through upheavals in recent years and has just come out of Chapter 11, and having a manager that you are on good terms with will do a lot to ease stress (and actually motivates me to work extra hours during the "crunch time").

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It is one thing to wish I guy well, it is another to get him a job and the skills he needs to do it..
Sounds to me like someone's been reading James 2:15-16, one of my favorite verses :thumb
 

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Sounds to me like someone's been reading James 2:15-16, one of my favorite verses :thumb [/B][/QUOTE]

Dan you are correct, I had just got done with Romans and was looking at the difference between the word "Works" used by both Paul and James. Paul who said you can not be saved by works and James who said that your faith will be glorified by your works in faith, same word usage different meaning..
 
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