29Re: [cheyennerpcv] My daughter Claire
- Jun 30, 2010Jerry,
This email should be forwarded to everyone at Peace Corps DC. J
On Sun, 27 Jun 2010 22:01:45 -0600
Jerry Laska <jerrylaska@...> wrote:
> Just to update...
> My daughter Claire is not doing Peace Corps after all. If her
> experience is typical, it's a wonder anyone would join PC nowadays.
> After six months of a very bureaucratic online application process,
> being nominated by the local recruiter for a TEFL position in Eastern
> Europe and investing hundreds of unreimbursed dollars for the
> requested medical/dental/vision exams and vaccinations, she received
> -- on three consecutive days -- three letters from PC Washington
> saying: 1) She needed to have four teeth filled before staging; 2) PC
> had no openings and she could reapply in six months; and 3) They were
> waiting for her vaccination records (which had already been
> submitted and PC acknowledged receiving several months earlier). At
> that point she said the heck with it. I can't blame her. As a
> parent, I wondered, if PC is that disorganized in the application
> process, how well would they provide for her safety, medical care,
> etc. while serving.
> In the prehistoric era before computers, I applied and was accepted
> in three months with the Peace Corps paying for a required physical
> and inoculations before I left for staging.
> Anyway, Claire is on to plan B, starting a program at Gonzaga for an
> M.A. and certification in secondary education and TEFL.
> Jerry Laska
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