[tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS attached

  • From: "carl mccoy" <cmcoy09@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:22:04 -0400

Thanks Wendy, you are right on target. We first need to get the report out so 
every one can have the facts. O Thanks. Carlriginal Message ----- 
  From: wendy.hoss@xxxxxxxxxxx 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:10 AM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS attached


  Good Morning all,

  I have been thinking about this report and the more I think about it the more 
angry I become.  I am angry that she and her cronies continue to sit there and 
get away with this.  If a CEO of a company embezzled money like this he/she 
would be in jail right now.  If a company engaged in practices such harassment 
and intimidation to create a hostile work environment, they would be siting in 
civil court with a big fat law suit.  But there she and her crew sit free as a 
bird, free to embezzle more tax payer dollars, free to harass and destroy the 
lives of people who dedicated their careers to helping people with blindness. 
We can not stand back and watch this happen or wait for someone else to do our 
job.  It is our job to stand up for ourselves, to say we are not going to take 
it anymore. If people with disabilities had stood by in the 60s and 70s waiting 
on someone else to stand up we would have no rights today, there would no ADA.  
They did not wait, they fought and so we have our civil rights.  Now it is our 
turn, the agency that is there to serve us is being robbed and usurped by the 
CRPs, she is just their agent.  Good people, your friends in some cases, are 
being harassed and intimidated daily because they have been labeled as a 
problem.  I do not say this purely from reading that report, I lived it.  I 
refused to sit in my office at DBS and say nothing about what I saw going on 
around me, I reported very similiar matters to the IG 2 years ago and nothing 
happened.  Nothing happened because only one other person chose to stand with 
me.  I also reported what I knew to the FCB president and people with offices 
in NFB, neither group spoke up.  Due to my refusal to be quiet, my refusal to 
ignore the fact that the CRPs were being paid for work they were not doing, my 
refusal to be silent on the issue of the lack of monitoring I had to pay a high 
cost, my career and my future and all the years wasted on getting an education 
I will never be able to use again.  I too was harassed and intimidated until I 
could not take it anymore and I had to leave.  And beyond that now, no matter 
how hard I try I can't get another job in my field.  I gave up everything to 
stand and fight against what is happening, to fight against the embezzlement of 
tax payer dollars, against the abuse of DBS employees, to stop the flow of 
money away from the districts and away from direct services.  If you are tired 
of your counselor never being able to get for you what you need to succeed, if 
you are tired of not having a choice about who is going to provide training to 
you, if you are tired of being a DBS employee who is trampled on daily and made 
to fell worthless because you don't work at your local CRP then stand and fight 
with me.  It is time to make our voices heard.  I call for FCB and NFB to make 
a strong statement in this matter, I call on you to write to your elected 
officials, to contact the news media, and if all that doesn't work I say we 
protest, we need to act like those fighting for civil rights and bring out the 
protest signs and have a rally at the Turlington building. Pass this message on 
to your friends around the state, let's get fired up and take out the trash at 
DBS!


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  From: "Easy Talk" <Easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:52:49 AM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS attached

   
  Sorry but that isn't my bag so maybe someone else will volunteer.

  Robert

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: wendy.hoss@xxxxxxxxxxx 
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:15 AM
    Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS attached


    We also need to find a way to upload this to any and all social media like 
Facebook.


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    From: "Easy Talk" <Easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:51:10 AM
    Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS attached

     
    here you go.

    aames@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    doug.ray@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    mike.clark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Robert

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: wendy.hoss@xxxxxxxxxxx 
      To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:03 PM
      Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS 
attached


      I would like the contact info and I will send too.  


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      From: "Easy Talk" <Easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:57:41 PM
      Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS 
attached

       
      HI Wendy,

      I have sent it to the Democrat, Gainesville Sun and Jacksonville times 
union but the more people that send it the better our chances of getting them 
to publish something.

      I also think it has been sent to the Sentinel star and Miami Harold.

      Robert


        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: wendy.hoss@xxxxxxxxxxx 
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:23 PM
        Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS 
attached


        Robert are you going to send this the newspaper or would you like one 
of us to send it.  


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        From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:22:06 PM
        Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS 
attached


        Thanks Robert for sharing this with all of us.

        I don't know what to say; I think this is inevitable given all the 
outsourcing that's going on from DBS.  There's just too much money being handed 
all around (except maybe to clients), and unfortunately, many people in the 
pipeline get a direct percentage of the money their organization takes in (or 
an indirect percentage).  Money handled like this tempts everyone, which 
includes a lot of unqualified people to come into the system (they're doing it 
for the money, not because it's their calling).

        If you don't think this is the ultimate source of the problem, just 
contrast this to the system where a state bureau chief receives a standardized 
salary, regardless of how much money his bureau handles.  Think about why a 
group of people have hired their own lobbyist to see that they get as much 
money as possible.  I think we'll never be able to clean up the system as long 
as it works like this; money is too difficult to manage, too much of a 
temptation.  I think we need to go back to a system where state employees do 
this work, and they do it in a standardized way, for a standardized salary, 
across the state, and if you as a client have a problem, you have a long chain 
of command which you can work with to get satisfaction.

        Chip




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          From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Easy Talk
          Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:58 AM
          To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Subject: [tabi] Fw: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS 
attached



          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Easy Talk 
          To: fcb-l@xxxxxxx 
          Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:32 AM
          Subject: comperhensive report of IG's report on DBS attached


          Hi all,

          Thought some of you might be interested in reading the comprehensive 
report from the IG's office on the recent management review on DBS.  It is time 
to take action on this issue.  This is the worse I have ever seen on the miss 
use of the tax payers dollars and in my opinion is embezzlement of funds 
through state contracts.  I strongly encourage you to send copies to your local 
news paper to get the attention of the commissioner of education and the 
governor so it isn't swept under the rug.  I am so up set I am still shaking 
after reading it.  This is another classic example of the lack of concern for 
blind citizens of Florida.

          If you recall from the Town hall meeting at the FCB convention, Mrs. 
Hildreth said she felt the out come of the report  would be positive, well it's 
time for us to get up off our asses and let her know isn't in no way positive 
and we aren't going to allow blind citizens to be treated this way.

          The information in this post is solely my opinion and in no way 
reflects the opinion of FCB.

          Robert
            

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