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Bureaucracy

Published October 7, 2009 9:11 AM by Dean Metz
I hate that word and I hate having to deal with it. However I find myself needing to chant the serenity prayer over and over again this week because of it. On Friday I went to the National Health Service in Sunderland, my new employer's office, to submit all my paperwork such as a health assessment and criminal record board review as well as the usual diploma and registration documents. They then asked me for my national insurance number. I don't have one of those and I can't start working without one. They were actually supposed to start that process when they offered me the position. Yet, another application to be completed and none of the other paperwork can be processed until it is done. It is entirely possible that I won't actually start working for a month yet. 

And that is just the PT related stuff! After 10 days I was finally able to open a bank account but haven't been able to put any money in it yet. I applied for a provisional driver's license but can't get that without sending away my passport for review, which I can't do until the work situation is sorted out.

...the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I cannot and the wisdom to know the difference. I'll be saying that quite a lot this week too.

1 comments

Am catching up on your blogs and am glad to see things are going so well for you.  By now you are driving all over the English country side. LOL.

marjorie October 7, 2009 9:50 AM
VNS NY

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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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