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I live in the state of constant confusion. Its the state colored blue on the map. And yes I can find any place on the globe, its all color cordinated! (duh)Asia is pink, England is green and France ....well France felt they were soo much better than everone else they have become their own planet.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Cali sun, fun and work

Ok, I have been in CA now for almost a month. The job hunt is slow going but it is going. There have been a few things I have had to obtain before I could really get a move on the hunt.
One: Get a Cali drivers license. Got that last week, I had to bring in my birth certificate and my old NJ license then take the written test. Yes, I had to take the written test, the very one I took when I was 19! I passed, it was not all that hard. Some of it was common sense and some of it was just......well, NO DUH! But I did learn that it is illegal to smoke in your own car if there are persons under the age of 18 in the car with you. I did not know that!

Secondly, I had to obtain a guard card. It is a card that says you have paid a large sum of money to a certified company to tell you what is on this state run multiple guess test. And once you pass it you then go through a background check and fingerprint check. And once all that is done you get this card that says you can go work as a security guard. To me it seems more like a tax for being 'allowed' to work as a guard and not so much a certificate of being competent.
Most of the questions were......well again NO DUH! I paid my $325 and passed the test for section one of three. I go back for round 2 next week to complete my training. The card is good for two years and after the two years the only thing I have to do is pay $35 to the state to keep the card in good standing. Again see how one could see this as a tax and not an actual certificate?

But anywho, that has been my world so far. I do have some friends out here that I hang out with whenever I can. Last weekend we went to Tahoe and did a little gambling, nothing fancy just a little road trip to blow off some steam and buy fireworks ;-)

And before I go here is a road sign I saw today just chilling by the highway. And yes I was a red light waiting to get on the highway. Oh and before I forget it got up to 107 today, no humidity.....thank god for that!


Mom Taxi Julie said...

Welcome to California, land of the taxes.

Good luck on the job hunt! It's rough going out there.

LL Cool Joe said...

Good luck looking for a job. Here in the UK things are tough going on that front.

honkeie2 said...

It seems to be rough no matter where you are. At least the weather here is great lol