Sunday, April 29, 2012

Not Funny, Really

First, please go back to Friday's post and then take the poll to the right.  The results as I write this are intriguing.  More than half of you want the full experience!

I had to fill out an I-9.  The I-9, you probably know, is to prove that you are eligible to work in the US.  I have gone through vetting for various levels of security in the US and Canada, yet I have to fill out an I-9 and show proof that I didn't sneak across the border.  That's pretty sad that you could be trusted with the nation's secrets, but... are you sure you're not a Mexican?

Anyway, the Not Funny, Really portion is the actual document.

Pages 1 and 2 are instructions.  They include a section labelled What Is the Filing Fee? which is followed by a paragraph that begins There is no associated filing fee for completing Form I-9.  This is followed by about another 40 words.

Page 4 is the actual form.  Remember, there are two pages of instructions.  All you need to fill in is your name, address, Date of Birth, social security number, and your status (citizen, etc).  That's it.  Two pages of instructions.  The rest of the form is filled out by the person who verifies your document.

Page 5 is LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS.  You can choose one from column A, OR one from column B AND one from column C.  I chose the egg drop soup, fried rice, and General Tso's chicken.

I skipped Page 3.  Page 3 is reproduced, in it's entirety, below.  I am not making this up.


  1. Somewhere else in the documentation there used to be a question.

    Do you now or have you ever belonged to a communist front organisation.

    If it was a communist front how in the hell would I know.

    Also at an interview I could not believe the interviewer asked me who I voted for in the last three elections?

    Arn't government officials strange

  2. God bless America, and thank you that You put me in the UK

  3. So, if you're filling out an I-9, Ipresume you'll have a new job soon?

  4. The growth and scope of the government is choking the life out of our country. It is a monster that just keeps infringing on us.


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