<b>Chebrutta:</b> What you're having to go through sounds insane! I don't know how many states are implementing applying online [I guess pretty much all of them since we're becoming a technology culture], but I for sure know it's not that hectic here. All I had to put in for my references were name, phone number, their position, how long I've known them, email, and then wait for them to click an accept button. Even if they didn't, we could still continue the application. Seems like they're focusing on the wrong aspect of the application a little too much. ~~~~~~~~~~ 27 teacher aid positions have opened up in my hometown. I'm really anxious to see if I hear from any of them. They're in special education, but I feel I'm up to the job if they give it to me, and it's a great way for me to get experience and my foot in the door. However, I'm skeptical about it all. Since everything else has turned to the dark side, what will happen with this? How many of these positions will be refilled by people who had these positions last year? I have a neighbor who had a library assistant job last year, and as far as I know, they didn't rehire her but decided on someone else to fill it. It breaks my heart for her along with my pride. Here's to hoping for some crack of light!