June 16th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Using Ubuntu 8.1 as updated June 15, 09 on a desktop 32 bit download, I tried to use Firefox to create my resume on usajobs.gov website June 15 by typing in the boxes. There is a box "select" with a check that should be a pulldown list, but it is not a pull down list. This is the 3 boxes after the "email address" box on the "Myusajobs" function resume builder (I was signed in). I tried signing on and signing on again, rebooting, trying again a different day. no pulldown list, and an error flagged against this box everytime I tried to save the page or go to the next page. The error was "an entry must be made in this field." I complained to the government, and their employee sent me my own personal copy of the FAQ on filling out a resume. I tried again today, no luck with ubuntu. I walked a mile to the state unemployment office today,waited 90 minutes, used their official government authorized Internet Explorer on a Microsoft brand operating system, and everything worked fine. A dozen other forums and websites I have used since I converted to unbuntu have worked fine. Unfortunately, usajobs.gov is the only way to apply for some government jobs: can somebody investigate and fix this? The government obviously doesn't care, they didn't even read my question properly. The help person told me to save my resume-their software wouldn't allow it.