I graduated August 14th, accepted a job offer a week later, passed my certification exam early September and passed my state jurisprudence exam shortly thereafter. So why is it almost November and I'm still not working? Waiting for my license to go through.
I had heard and read in several places that the licensure process in TX can be a beat down and tedious, but I figured it wouldn't be too bad for me. After all, I'm a new grad, there isn't that much that needs to be checked and verified. Boy was I wrong. They require all sorts of forms from various people. And there is only one board that gives out licensure for all physicians, PAs, acupuncturists, acudetox specialists (no clue...), and surgical assistants. Therefore, they have had all my (seemingly dozens of) forms for almost 2 weeks and I've heard nothing from them - meaning the person assigned to me hasn't even completed their "initial review." Keep in mind, I paid an extra $100 to get a temporary license in an attempt to speed up the process.
I was scheduled to start orientation on Oct 25th, but since my license hasn't been approved yet, that got pushed back by 2 weeks til Nov 8th. If it isn't through by the end of this week, it will get pushed back by another 2 weeks. Luckily my manager seems pretty sympathetic to my case, so I guess my job is safe.
We can make it by without my paycheck for now, but it would be nice to have my income. What is really being delayed at this point besides my job is our house hunt. We can't get approved for a mortgage before I start, so each time my start date gets moved back, our house hunting gets delayed. Also, with Christmas coming up, it would be nice to have a dual income.
Finally, my sanity is suffering. My wonderful husband has been pulling in a lot of overtime to help make up for my lack of income but that means that I'm home alone a lot more than if he was working a normal 40-hour work week. Yes, I have the pup, but after our long morning walks she spends most of the day asleep. In order to keep myself from going crazy, I've been reading a lot of books and trying out new recipes. I have enjoyed finally having time to read for pleasure and cook up a storm, but I'm ready for a change.
Sorry for the rant, its just been pent up for a while.
Here's hoping I hear some good news this week!