Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Thirteen #260

I spent hours yesterday filling out forms for a very small part-time job. Here is a list of some of them:

1. an "employee bio data sheet"

2. a "data form"

3. a "new hire" form

4. a "notification and release"

5. an "orientation acknowledgement"

6. a "Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification from the Department of Homeland Security

7. Form W-4

8. Form VA-4

9. Voluntary EEO Identification

10. a "physical demands" worksheet

11. Receipt of the summary of the policy on alcohol and other drugs

12. Direct deposit authorization

13. Identification card request form

plus others.

Apparently I have been out of the job market for too long. I had no idea you had to jump through so many hoops. No wonder people can't find work. Just filling out the paperwork is enough to scare you senseless, or frustrate you to the point of insanity.


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 260th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. It's the same the world over, I'm afraid. I have to sign new paperwork every year, and then every time I'm in the school it seems something else pops up in need of my signature.

    I just pretend I'm signing books instead. ;)

    Happy TT!

  2. Oh, funny. What a lot of papers to fill out--but kudos on landing a job. :)

  3. My head is spinning! I just got my first cell phone/Iphone and feel the same way about using it!

  4. Congratulations on your new job, Anita! I, too, was amazed at how much paperwork Benjamin had to fill out when he landed his new job. Thank goodness he had a few days to complete it all before he had to start the job!

  5. I've been out of the market so long they don't even call me in for interviews. If only I'd taken the payroll class when I could. Then I'd still be in demand.

  6. Congrats on the job! So much for a "paperless" society, Huh? I feel your pain, though. I had to sign almost as many forms when I moved into my new apartment. 17 years ago, there were only two--the rental agreement and a pet lease. Now it's not only those but drug/alcohol policy, smoke detector policy, carbon monixide policy, lead paint advisory (for older buildings)...I forget what else. It's crazy!

  7. Good gravy. You think they'd have that worked out by now.

    Have a great rest of your day!

  8. just imagine the hoops for unemployment. do chainmail gloves prevent papercuts?

  9. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.

  10. I sit here, eyes going round with your list. (lol) I'd probably understand only no. 13 :D


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