cimorene: A black-and-white vintage photograph of 1920s singer Helen Kane in profile, with a dubious, side-eye expression (working)
Cimorene ([personal profile] cimorene) wrote2014-10-30 09:48 am
Entry tags:

just another day spent weeping-laughing about bureaucracy

Hahahahahhahahhaha. Hahahahh. Hah hah. Hah.

Remember that whole farcical encounter with the employment bureau officer who promised that I shouldn't call anyone because my case-worker would call me? And refused to give me her contact info?

Well, since 3 weeks had passed I decided to just try the front desk. The front desk has one shared email for hundreds of workers and they promise only that someone will get back to you inside 3 days, but whatever, it's better than nothing right?

So I sent an email recounting this story and asking what I should do, could I talk to my case-worker even though I didn't know who it was or what?, last night.

This morning my case-worker called me.

She read my email.

And it was the first time she'd heard about it.

The hilarious worker never passed any message on to her in the first place?????


So I went through my little spiel explaining what I wanted and what I was confused about and she was like Oh that? That's easy, we have this thing going that lasts a couple of weeks where they walk you through the process and explain the different places you can look for that kind of work. It starts next month at Turun AKK, how's that?

I was like, uh, sounds great, I mean, I'm nothing but time...?

And she was like Haha, right! Yeah, and after that, you actually don't have to call us. I'll call you or a substitute worker will call you, but we'll check up to see if it helped or what. And we'll send you a snail mail letter with the dates and times and stuff.

Man, that was totally easy (assuming she actually sends it, knock on pine etc). Like, uh, once I actually got to the man behind the curtain.

But she also gave me her name and number so I can actually reach her next time.

So they're tears of relief and also laughcrying about the whole extra-farcical conclusion to the previous chapter.
princessofgeeks: (Default)

[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2014-10-30 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
Bureaucracies are hilarious. Like with tears streaming down your cheeks.

You couldn't make this stuff up.
vass: wonder girl facepalming (Facepalm)

[personal profile] vass 2014-10-30 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
*headdesks forever*

Oh bureaucracies.
satu: ever after (Default)

[personal profile] satu 2014-10-30 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi Cim! I'm really sorry you keep having bad experiences with my work place. I know this doesn't help you one bit but we have about 600-700 jobseekers assigned per case-worker, so I can assure you we are not laughing behind the desk either...