Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vortex of Nonsense

I haven't updated in a few days.... I have been trapped in this whirlpool with apparent way of getting out of it! Tell me why some Sgt. at the battalion in theater would receive the Red Cross message that I sent to Kevin (requesting his presence at his Granny's funeral) and do absolutely nothing with it for 2 days!! Grrr... So after Sgt "NoName" decided he'd had enough fun with my Red Cross message he passed it along to Kevin's Col. The Col said "nut-ugh, no way Jose. Granny isn't immediate family. No emergency leave for Samantha's hubby today!" Well, who know what he actually said; I doubt it had anything to do with me, ha ha. But all the same the answer was no. Evidently there was still more to be done. Today was when we really got sucked into the vortex of nonsense: At the end of everyday Kevin goes to "notes". After notes today the Commander pulled him aside to ask him about Granny. The Commander says that the Col is considering letting him come home for the funeral. Whaaa, huh, Come again?!!? I digress... The Commander goes back to the Col, the Col says he wants Kevin's immediate supervisor (Sgt. M) to talk to the first Sgt, then the first Sgt to talk to the SGM, THEN the Col wants the SGM's opinion before he grants Kevin emergency leave. Or not. I'm sorry, but why?? Why does the Col give two shits what the SGM thinks, when he's the one who is ultimately going to make the decision? Why waste all of these other peoples' time, when (again) the Col is ultimately the one who is going to make the decision? Why must the Col smash our hopes (of return and closure), than give them back and them jerk us around? Maybe it's fun for him...? Either way to make a long story- short we're still friggin waiting for the final answer! More than likely will be tomorrow AM I will know one way or the other. Either way I did pick up some of Kevin's favorite foods at the commissary, have new rank and combat stripes sewn on his Class A's and their being dry cleaned as we speak/type... you know just in case. =)

Job update: Last week I had two interviews. I didn't blog about them because I was hoping (this time around) that if I didn't say anything about them I would get a different outcome than I have received thus far. Not so much luck. I interviewed for a position in the Spa at the Broadmoor but the HR lady called me today and told me the Spa decided they didn't need anymore employees so are no longer hiring. So 1 down, 1 to go. This is a better gig too. A company called PSI won the contract to handle the child support cases in El Paso County for the next 3 years. They called, I completed 4 assessments, than interviewed the next day. I think it went well but as always it's a waiting game! Grr... No other bites since. =( Fingers still crossed. Time will tell. Still applying. Still waiting for word from my hubby.

Waiting- story of my life.
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OH, and Happy Be-Birthday 234 US Army. I was really going to post about this on Saturday, well I was just way too busy!!!

7 comments:

Being Carlise said...

i am sorry about his granny. I hope he can come home. I hope you get the job that you want

High Heels & Combat Boots said...

1) Poor Granny's funeral will be long over before they make their minds up and 2) Sorry you are having a hard time with the job search. If you are having a hard time in Co Springs, I will most def have a hard time in Watertown...

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh man! I'm sorry they seem to be jerking you guys around. I don't know what their deal is. Matt handles alot of that stuff for his guys and he tries to get them out of there as fast as possible when situations like that occur.

I'll cross my fingers for that job for you!

JG said...

Wow, yay for Army efficiancy....not. That's so frustrating! I'm sorry. Talk about stress on top of stress.

Good luck with the job search. I'm right there with ya!

Lauren B. said...

wow talk about pulling you guys around on a string! i mean not that the death of a loved one is enough stress to deal with, lets just make it harder than it needs to be! well hopefully he will get to come home, but as you know, expect the worst, hope for the best. I'm glad you're back though, I was wondering what happene to you! Text me this week if you want to make plans for this weekend...I have absolutly nothing going on!!!

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness seriously they take too much time to decide if someone can come home and they send it up and down the chain too much. I hope the answer is a good one. Sorry you guys have to go through that!

JacylannNix said...

I hope he is able to come home!! & im sorry about his g-ma