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Shirtcocker
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It is inefficiency by design.



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LOL this. is. good. sh!t.
 

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Here in AZ when you call the DMV, the first person you talk to is an inmate in some sort of prison work program. A recording tells you not to divulge any personal information and just ask your question, but a lot of folks may not realize the reason why. If your call requires more information to be given, then they bump your call to someone in the DMV system. I do feel a little strange though, talking with an inmate who I know nothing about.
 

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People haven't seen anything yet here in Nevada. They're planning on reducing staff, cutting pay, pretty much removing the health care policies, etc. to cut state budget costs. I'm sure those DMV workers making 28,000 a year are going to be really helpful now (not that they necessarily were, but you might as well bring a sleeping bag and food in the near future).
 

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n00bsauce
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I understand it's a bad experience in Colorado. Here in Scony land it's in and out in minutes.
 

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la dolce vita
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In order to work at the DMV you have to be a late 40's, overweight woman, single, with greasy hair. Oh and constantly pissed off.
 

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"El Bwana"
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Is it Learner's Permit time?
 

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Shirtcocker
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Ridgetop said:
People haven't seen anything yet here in Nevada. They're planning on reducing staff, cutting pay, pretty much removing the health care policies, etc. to cut state budget costs. I'm sure those DMV workers making 28,000 a year are going to be really helpful now (not that they necessarily were, but you might as well bring a sleeping bag and food in the near future).
Last time I went there they had one lady working the desk--there were 5 other stations sitting vacant. We waited about 4 hours.
 

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PDex said:
Is it Learner's Permit time?
not quite yet, but close. We had to get a ID a while back and someone else was mentioning they were at the DMV this morning which made me think of this.
 

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Mehpic
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azpeterb said:
Here in AZ when you call the DMV, the first person you talk to is an inmate in some sort of prison work program. A recording tells you not to divulge any personal information and just ask your question, but a lot of folks may not realize the reason why. If your call requires more information to be given, then they bump your call to someone in the DMV system. I do feel a little strange though, talking with an inmate who I know nothing about.

wait- i thought your licenses in AZ were good for something crazy like 30 years?
 

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2cflyr said:
wait- i thought your licenses in AZ were good for something crazy like 30 years?
The driver's licenses are good until you turn 65. You're supposed to update them when you move to a new address but that's it.

But, every year we have to pay a registration fee, which could be several hundred dollars for new vehicles. Mine this year was something like $90 because my car is 7 years old. As part of that process you also have to have your car be tested for emissions, which is another $12. It's a scam. So from time to time I do have to call the DMV to ask about these things, and lately with 2 new drivers in the household I've had some questions.
 

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Mootsie said:
In order to work at the DMV you have to be a late 40's, overweight woman, single, with greasy hair. Oh and constantly pissed off.

Is that a prerequisite or an effect?
 

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Good news everyone!
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I had to get my license renewed for the first time a year or so ago. That place is pretty scary. There was a dude with a fishing rod who invited me to ride the bus with him to the nearest fishin' hoe, and a lady that was apparently taking care of some special needs adults, and a few people that were asleep. The vision test machine malfunctioned and they nearly took my drivers license away because I couldn't read the letters. I was accosted several times as if *I* was the special needs person. After an hour or so (I had an appointment, which didn't seem to save much time) I was happy to get the hell outta there.
 

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Mine expires on my 100th birthday. Seriously. We don't have our addresses listed on them, making it easier. My photo might look a little dated in 60 years.

azpeterb said:
The driver's licenses are good until you turn 65. You're supposed to update them when you move to a new address but that's it.

But, every year we have to pay a registration fee, which could be several hundred dollars for new vehicles. Mine this year was something like $90 because my car is 7 years old. As part of that process you also have to have your car be tested for emissions, which is another $12. It's a scam. So from time to time I do have to call the DMV to ask about these things, and lately with 2 new drivers in the household I've had some questions.
 

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Need to personally go in today to transfer vehicle title. Only, as a Triple-A member, I can do this at one of their locations. They're like the CA DMV - only without the unsmiling greasy-haired slob who refuses to move her butt off her stool.

 
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