Tuesday, April 6, 2010


A reader wrote in (woo!!!) to ask if Peace Corps finds jobs for us after we leave.


I wish. They do offer lots and lots of advice, and we get "non-competitive eligibility" in case we want to work for the federal government (it means we can skip some hoops in getting hired; our service here also counts as years served for vacation and retirement). Other than that, we're on our own.

And let me tell you, it ain't easy looking for a job from a place with intermittent electricity and dial-up speed internet that you pay for by the MB. This is why we're not really going to start looking until we get home in May. I hear the economy is getting better little by little anyway. Maybe by May there will actually be jobs.


Barbara said...

HI, Before you leave Zambia, just wanted to say thanks for the great job you've done on your blog. I've enjoyed reading about all your ups and downs. You are a such a good writer.
My daughter is also a PCV in Zambia so it's been very interesting to read your comments.
Thanks again and best of luck when you get back to the states!
Barbara Grimes California

Corri said...

ditto... except the part about having a daughter.

Corri Flaker, MO USA