Sunday, August 3, 2008

Visas and Job Searches


Finally, after paper work, medicals, letters, and just down right pleading, my work visa has been approved. My torment has ended. It seems like months since I have been able to work. Now don't get me wrong, I have loved being able to be at home. There is something nice about always having things to do and sometimes just not doing them because you can. No boss. (Well other than the ants when it comes to dishes... If I don't do those all the time, I pay.)

I thought it would be boring to be at home all the time. I mean, how do you fill up so much time? Really, it is actually so very easy. Lets face it, some days you are just plain lazy. You watch tv, read a book, play online. Other days, cleaning, laundry (I hate laundry - it never ends!), errands, grocery shopping, and I have to say that it is fun to be able to have dinner ready for my husband who is tired at the end of the day.

You may be thinking now, why does she want this visa so badly then? Well, without this visa, we can not apply for Jon's visa/greencard to the United States. So the waiting has been torturous. After mailing off the paperwork, I checked the mail EVERYDAY hoping to see something in it with good news. Then it magically happened. It arrived. My nice shiny new work visa.

However, I had forgotten that this also means that I now have to search for a job! The extra money would be so beneficial, and I really don't mind working. I actually like it - even though it does tend to stress me out at times. But the searching, the interviews, the CV's and Resumes, the applications.... I hate it! Can't I just magically have a job?

So today, I am off to search for work. Temporary work at that. We are hoping to be back in the good ol' U S of A by the end of the year. So wish me luck! Here goes....

6 comments:

kiwibabee said...

you could always get a job at McDonalds. They are always hiring.

Bethany said...

Des, I love your blog. And I certainly sympathize about your looking-for-work thing. It's awful. One question...is your work visa literally shiny, or was that just a figure of speech? I've never seen one and I'm curious. Good luck with the ants--I have a similar problem here, only with two toddlers to encourage the ants with sticky fingers.

The Big 'D' said...

My visa is a little shiny. I suppose it was a little of both. Mostly it is just a sticker they pop into your passport, but they do have a silver shiny bit in the top corner that has 'New Zealand Immigration Services' written on it. So that part is shiny.

The Big 'D' said...

I think I'll leave McDonalds on the back burner for now.... Thanks....

Tavs said...

They have McDonald's out there? So did you find anything yet?

BTW: You are a bad ass blogger. And your picture on the front makes me all happy. It's so green and New Zealandly.

The Big 'D' said...

Tavs, you crack me up! Don't you know McDonalds has conquered the world? Rome couldn't do it, but McDonalds certainly has!

Oh, I have an interview today with a temp agency. So we will see if they laugh at me and kick me out or not. :)

Bethany, I wish you luck with the ants and your kids sticky fingers... Maybe I shouldn't complain... Then again, it is ants, and I will anyway, but it puts it in perspective!