November 17th, 2009

I'm working on it

It never ends...

There are a few things which are still tied to my cornell.edu account. eBay, facebook (remember when you had to have an .edu address?). Graduates of Cornell are supposed to get lifetime use of that address, even if just for forwarding. So hey, I'm about to graduate, right? It should be simple to get the addy reinstated, right?

Called CIT. CIT says call the registrar. Registrar says, "I dunno, speak to this other person at the registrar." "Can you transfer me?" "Uh, sure." Other registrar person wants nothing to do with me, as I'm not currently enrolled. "Contact alumni affairs." "Got a phone number?" "Nope, just an e-mail address."

So I e-mailed alumni affairs. We'll see what they can't do to help me (IF they even reply). Meanwhile, I feel like there's somebody along the line who could have just flipped the account activation switch and been like, "Hey, man, you've suffered enough at the hands of the university. Let's not make this a huge problem because it totally doesn't need to be."

Meanwhile, that job I was supposed to start Monday? Still waiting on the background check. Since my last bank closed/was absorbed, they couldn't verify my employment there. Tried boss's old cel#. Tried BoA's employment verification line. Today's tactic was finding my W-2 (yeah, it's my own fault it was so hard to find it), scanning it, and e-mailing it to the hiring firm. Fingers crossed on that one.

I think I need a nap.
Axe to Grind

moarNell

Of course, right after I got through with all of that other Cornell nonsense, I got an e-mail re: Commencement. Seems like they were having trouble finding me because their e-mails (to my Cornell addy) bounced. Duh. But you know, I'm not a current student so I have no right or need to access my e-mail or whatever. Thankfully, they found someone in A&S with my current gmail address. Cause, you know, when I asked A&S if there was anything else I needed to do or anyone I needed to contact (specifically reminding them that this was a special case), they were like, no it's all automatic. Whatev.

So I called them and turns out I can walk in Dec. if I want. Assuming I start work this week, it'll be right after my contract ends. It might be nice to take a road trip to Ithaca. Have to talk to Becca and my mother as to whether they have any interest in seeing me strut. It's right before Christmas, so who knows. Sadly, it feels like most of the folks who would have an interest in seeing me graduate officially are dead (Dad, Grandma, and more!) but we'll see.