It appears that everyone has been paid, caught up, past dues accrued and all is hunky dorry.
Now, we only have to deal with the daily changes in procedure.
...Been there done that.
They added layers of paper work.
Now they want us to do 'field reports' every other day showing our meetings with the Enumerators,
Or to let them put in their own words...
By field reports, I mean everything you do. So send me a summary of what happened for __(insert date)___.
They do not have to be super detailed. Just tell me the buildings your enumerators visited. Number of cases completed. Buildings you are trying to gain access to. Whatever thing census-related you did that you think I should know.
Do so for each day you will work from now on. Send me them either daily or 4 times a week. I should get these reports before I sign your 308 for that corresponding day.
Funny, I had sent in Info-Comms, D-225 for this.
Now they want it on another format so they can ignore it in duplicate.
What happened to the 5 page report I gave you on Thursday?
How about the report I sent in last night?
What happened to all the Info-Coms I gave you?
The emails I sent in? Still waiting for answers to..
"Is anybody there?
Does Anybody care?"
So while things sputter along,
and change is our constant companion
We'll continue to kill trees
In order to fulfill the government obsession with REPORTS
That no one seems to read, digest or act upon.
But It Protects Someone's Job, I Betcha!!
Oh well, two more weeks till my Appointment expires!
I'll keep checking to see if my pay hits each wednesday
and let the rest of the world go by.
Thankfully, I have rehearsals to keep me grounded in real life.
Stage is much more common sense oriented than working for the Government.
The senseless Census takes a good thing and makes it mad.
The Census takes a straight forward process and turns it into
a convoluted mess that makes no sense, progress or useful data.
Oh well, if I knew all the answers,
I wouldn't be an unemployed actor!
Keep the faith all.