The background check is brutal-asking questions like have you ever drank alcohol then drove a car, ever tried drugs, list all tickets you have ever received, have you ever been fired, have you ever killed anyone (seriously) etc. Then they send letters to all your previous employers, landlords, friends, co-workers to verify. You may even have to take a polygraph test. Sheesh-it's nuts. THAT is why it takes so long. Hope to work with you too! Keep us posted with updates. (They will call you for the position and the background check).