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Old 07-26-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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So I just got the letter from the State Dept. that I passed the Foreign Service Exam!

Now what....???

Give SD yer $.02 with this here poll.

SD should

1. say HAIL NO--no way you can contribute to implementing US/Bush foreign policy

2. Go for it. The State dept is full of liberal pansys anyway, so no worries.

3. run away--unless you WANT to go blind on paperwork?

4. Go for it--changing the system from within in exactly where progressives should be.

5. Hold out for a job with DATA

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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and congrats!

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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i like number 4, too.

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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We need courageous, compassionate, smart people in foreign service...hey, that's you!

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time to heal, desire, time

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:05 AM   #5
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#4. In two years, Bush will be a figment of history, and you need to think about yourself.

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:06 AM   #6
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:29 AM   #7
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no. 4!

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:35 AM   #8
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#4 and then 5 Congratulations.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:59 AM   #9
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I'll second the congrats, first off .

And then I'll agree with everyone else here. God knows I'd have more trust in you than I do a lot of other government officials now. Go for it, indeed .

And yes, it would be cool to see you doing something with DATA, too .

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Old 07-26-2005, 12:35 PM   #10
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Yeah I agree with the rest.. no 4 and in case sth comes up no 5


if it really gets all boring paperworkand you start to hate it you can still change job

dont let go of your Paraguay program if you have enough time and dont put aside your travel agency

but you know, try the State dept, why not? I´d probably also try to work in the EU bodies (if they offered me).

I also think changes from within the system are important! As we have discussed once, measure the effect you have with the changes you bring about, not only on paper but in people´s minds. You have the right international approach to be working there. A lot can be moved if you work at the right place.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:20 PM   #11
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#4 sounds best to me.

At the end of the day you have to decide what's best for you, and what the best way of achieving your goals and dreams is.

Good luck!
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:22 PM   #12
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I agree with the general sentiment around here, #4.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:40 PM   #13
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#4 and then #5.

And kick Bush's butt on the way, would you?
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:49 PM   #14
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Take the job and get the experience!
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:50 PM   #15
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Congrats....take the job.

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