Thursday, January 04, 2007

what part of "do you have a US passport? if not, are you getting one now or are you in the visa process if you hold another country's passport?" is so damn confusing?

ok, age and experience has a lot to do with my crankiness about this. but it's really, really irritating when, after email 5 on the issue, someone's just now realized "hey, i DON'T have a us passport and/or visa to exit and re-enter the country -- so do i need to do something?" and then someone in a position of power says "oh, you should let students know that they need passports and/or visas." yeah? really? you think so? god, thanks for letting us know! we'd totally forgotten about that...

ahhhhhhhhhh. wake up, wake up, wake up. and i'm talking to myself right now. a little over a week before i have a new boss and i have an awful lot of shit to figure out.

4 comments:

Mo said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh people.

VRGirl said...

to top it off...last night i got an email from someone else asking when their visa would be in because they'd figured we were taking care of it. and how exactly would we do that when we didn't even know you had a non-US passport and where it was from? and what ON EARTH made you think we were applying for passports and visas for everyone??? i guess all those YOU MUST call this number and find out what YOU need to do in order to legally go on this trip and YOU must do what they tell you...YOU (not me), YOU (not me) emails were not blunt enough...

Mo said...

i guess theyre just used to having other people take care of it. which is what going to college is learneding all about!! i say dont stress. i know it sucks that they cant figure shit out but you did everything you could short of doing it for them. which is what you told them a bajillion times was what you werent going to do. i know you and your emails ;) your always pretty dang clear ;D

VRGirl said...

heh. yeah, despite the clarity...people still are asking me if i'm serious about the deadlines. no, i'm just completely pulling them out of my ass. sure, apply for your passport the week before the trip, no prob...