Now that I have official notice that my position at Crown Attorneys office is being eliminated, I have started the process to invoke my 'bumping' rights. This is a process by which folks who have more seniority may bump less junior employees when lay offs occur. While it is unlikely that I will be bumped over to a job identical to the one I had, there is a strong chance I will end up with an opportunity to bump someone at a slightly lower level.
I was given a strong indication that I am being considered for another spot today, as I was asked to provide proof of my typing credentials, by nature of taking a typing test. While I have never been employed directly in a role that required any particular level of typing speed or accuracy, I am pleased to announce that my test results demonstrated that my abilities are far above the benchmark expected in the typing industry.
I was advised that the job requirement was 45 words per minute with 95% accuracy; well, my test resulted in 64 words per minute with 97.5% accuracy - giving me what the tester said was 'one of the best results I have ever seen'.
It will be very interesting to see if I get a call tomorrow with a job offer! While the idea of being demoted to a typing clerk might not be ideal, I would welcome the opportunity to find myself in a new office, where I can meet new people, and make new positive impressions on them!