Weird, I had put one in yesterday morning from a very chilly Starbucks on 18th & H about learning someting new about employment/hiring laws. That legally you can be asked to provide your DOB and SSN if the position one applies to requires a security clearance. Otherwise asking DOB is definitely an EEOC no-no.
Also found in the mail, a check for $511 from the agency that sent me to work on a project at a law firm I have since dubbed 網走監獄 (Abashiri Prison). The check was noted with a tax refund for the amount of $511. Odd I thought, and called payroll who checked and later told me my information had been coded incorrectly and had taxes deducted that weren’t supposed to have been. So the check is legit, I keep the money. A bit like turning over one of those Community Chest cards in Monopoly.
As an example of how silly things can get here in DC, went out for a bit of a stroll yesterday to find Connecticut Ave. and others roads adjacent to it closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The reason, the currrent occupant of the WH wanted out eat out at an Indian restaurant near the WH. In terms of the general inconvience this caused traffic-wise, it was amazing. Reminds me of royal processions of supposedly bygone days.
Work goes along, though the person sitting get to me is very annoying; takes up much more space than she needs, constantly yawns, stinks of tobacco. The person next to her, does not talking that he should, seems to have very little else to speak about but food and eats often too. What to do is not certain especially as the projected end of this project is the second week of next month.