Tuesday, April 5, 2011


(xposted at Left Face)

MyCAA sucks absolute balls. And by balls, I don’t mean the good kind.

Recently, I graduated from an MFA program. During the course of this program, I managed to score MyCAA funding for one semester’s worth of classes, which really ended up saving my happy ass. My justification on the paperwork was that I could teach online classes, and perhaps one day see income from writing. This MFA would help with those portable jobs.

Today I am thrilled to announce that I have an assistant editor position, and it’s a work-from-home job. I’ll be working with some amazing authors and amazing staff at a truly bleeding-edge publisher. I couldn’t be happier. And I’d have hella more debt than I do now if not for MyCAA.

Yet MyCAA is no longer accessible to a great swathe of the milspouse population. Why is that, DOD? What was that about certificate positions like medical transcriptionist and associate degree programs being the best a milspouse can hope for in the portable job world?

Eat a dick, MyCAA. Nom it up.