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Dark comedy [Jan. 13th, 2005|08:46 am]
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There are some things I just have to laugh at because the alternative is to burst into tears. I just heard from the investigator who interviewed me for my clearance around October 2003. Now, at the end of November I got an interim clearance that gets me most of what I need, but the show's not over yet. I'm waiting on a different one. She said that the reason why it hasn't gone all the way through yet is that they need me to sign a medical release form so that they can talk to doctors in North Carolina.

"Wait, I already signed one of those when I talked to you."

"Yes, but, well, it's only good for a year and it's expired..."

The sympathy meter is reading zero, Captain.

[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2005-01-13 05:07 pm (UTC)
At least you've got some forward movement, eh?
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[User Picture]From: esmerel
2005-01-13 05:28 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: echoweaver
2005-01-13 05:40 pm (UTC)
This was approximately my sympathy when an investigator called from Boston concerned about the fact that all the contact phone numbers I'd listed were disconnected two years after the paperwork was filled out. (It didn't get submitted until ~5 months after I filled it out for Sandia sponsor reasons, but that's still over 1.5 years.)

I also got mixed news on my clearance today. Another friend in Boston has been contacted. This is actually sort of bad news b/c I thought they were done in Boston, and I expect at least another couple of months after the investigation is done for them to produce the friggin' report.
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[User Picture]From: tyee
2005-01-13 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh for the love of god...

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[User Picture]From: aardvarklf
2005-01-14 08:46 am (UTC)
That's pretty bad. It's also bad when agencies won't (or can't) talk to each other about these things. A friend of mine is going to be teaching soon, and although he just had a police background check for something else, the school authorities won't accept it...they have to do one of their own. A complete one, too, not just a did-you-get-into-trouble-last year job.
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[User Picture]From: raira
2005-01-14 10:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2005-01-16 03:02 pm (UTC)

At some point, the universe being the Kafka-esque place it is, they'll find themselves needing a security clearance for you to help you get your security clearance...

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