I am in the process of applying for a loan repayment grant. The grant requires a letter from my employer verifying my job description (to make sure it is indeed a legal, public interest job), my starting date, and my salary. I asked my supervisor, he said to ask the head office administrator. I asked the head office administrator, she told me to call a woman in HR. I called and emailed the woman in HR, she's been out sick. I call another HR number. Finally someone calls me back and I tell them what I need. He tells me that they need something in writing to release my start date and salary. To release this letter to me, you need my written permission, I ask? Yes, he says. Also, the job description is a problem. He needs to call me back. I come back to my office at the end of the day and find a message telling me that they don't need my written permission (I had already given it to him) and will give me a letter with my salary and start date but that they cannot give me a job description. I need to get that from my supervisor or office administrator.
So the only thing standing in the way of me getting this loan repayment grant is the crap paying job I took that qualifies me for said grant in the first place.