[audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible

  • From: Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx>
  • To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:51:55 -0500

Since she used your middle name Heather, is that a sign that she is wanting to 
visit you in Ohio because you’re in trouble with her again?

On Aug 12, 2014, at 7:20 PM, Heather H <copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Um, excuse me BethAnn, there was no call for my middle name.  How rude!  Hi 
> Josh and Tom!  
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 12, 2014, at 6:22 PM, "BethAnn LaPresta" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> (Redacted sender "bela28_02@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) wrote:
>> I didn't realize you were offering a good sized weekend getaway at your 
>> expense...I would really love a vacation right about now.  How about a trip 
>> to Ohio to visit Heather Lynn?
>> In all seriousness, you and I seem to attract knobheads there Joshie.  You 
>> with your schooling, me with doctors.  Oy!
>> On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:45 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Well, it looked a little fishy or at least sounded a little fishy when 
>> Amanda was reading it. Sounded like he had budgeted for me to get it, but 
>> was not going to be dispersing it to me unless I needed it. Well, you know 
>> what happens to that kind of money a lot of times. Someone would be havinga 
>> good size weekened get away at my expense.
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:15 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: FW: VR Counselor is Horrible
>> Makes you wonder what all they are doing with the money budgeted to them 
>> doesn’t it?  I know in most States the budget allotment for rehab is on the 
>> bottom, but it’s still pretty sizable, and at most it is frozen, not 
>> actually cut.  They are more likely to cut services.  
>> The biggest thing you’ve got on them is if you take it outside the agency.  
>> They will listen to you then because they don’t want it outside.  It’s been 
>> that way my whole life, and I’ve been around for a little while.  
>> I think you can work out the rest for when it’s necessary.  
>> On Aug 12, 2014, at 3:50 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The VR counselor sent me an e-mail this morning including his supervisor and 
>> he attempted to clarify what he didn’t say yesterday, but says I must have 
>> misunderstood because he was including funding to cover my textbooks. 
>> However, he didn’t touch the fact that they cover rent and dorm room 
>> expenses for students as well as meal money. He only went on to say that if 
>> for some reason the money does not come in, in a timely manner then they 
>> would definitely reimburse me. He isn’t getting the fact that he is doing 
>> this completely different from the previous two VR counselors and he refuses 
>> to provide me with any documentation regarding any changes that may have 
>> taken place.
>>     Interesting enough I found out before my previous counselor left that 
>> due to the pay that they were offering for VR counselors, my state agency, 
>> they couldn’t get anyone of any quality to take the job. This seems to be 
>> evident without her ever saying the first word. I hope and pray that he gets 
>> better in time and isn’t just there for a paycheck which it is seeming that 
>> way right now. The good news is, he thought he was being a rather smart guy 
>> by including his supervisor, but now I know who she is and have her e-mail 
>> address. So, now I will start discussing all these new apparent chages with 
>> her and see what she has to say about it if things continue to go down hill. 
>> I believe I could do his job without a degree or at least as good as he is 
>> doing anyways. Perhaps I will talk to her about taking his job *LOL* j/k.    
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Josh
>> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 9:51 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] FW: VR Counselor is Horrible
>> I have fought my VR counselor ever since he became my VR counselor. He has 
>> requested documents that no other counselor has requested, he has made 
>> incorrect statements regarding whether or not he will accept the 
>> university’s recommendation for a lighter courseload, he has tried to shut 
>> down my continuing education, and now he is messing with my money. I did 
>> gain some ground though on the continuing education because when I first 
>> started VR I told them I want to go to law school. Well, the VR counselor at 
>> the time told me that I should probably go with a lighter load, so I did. I 
>> did make her document somewhere though that I want to go to law school.  I 
>> told my second counselor the same thing and told her I may continue on with 
>> psychology. Well, it gets to this guy who thinks he is all of that and a bag 
>> of *insert your favorite chip here* *LOL* and I talked to him briefly once 
>> before regarding continuing on and he said that they would have to see, but 
>> he sounded doubtful. So, when I was talking to him seriously about it I 
>> asked him if the department was going to pay for me to continue on with a 
>> higher degree or if I am going to have to get representation to fight for 
>> it. He didn’t answer me directly and we hung up. We started discussing it 
>> off and on and he opened up the door for me to ask about law school again 
>> when he said that they cannot tell me what to do. I took the window of 
>> opportunity. The latest is I need to pick between law school and psychology 
>> and let him know by Friday. Now, a new battle has popped its ugly head up 
>> and that is him not giving me funding for my textbooks when they pay other 
>> people’s rent. He wants me to go out and purchase the 5 or 600 dollars 
>> sometimes maybe even $800 worth of textbooks each semester and then they 
>> will reimburse me for supplies and textbooks. Um, no! This has never been 
>> done this way before so I want answers as to why it is this way now other 
>> than the fact I pushed them on one battle so now they are trying to come at 
>> me from a different angle. I told them I fight enough battles on my own 
>> without having to fight the very system that is there to help me by 
>> providing the funding I need to go to school. I am hoping that I can get 
>> someone a lot better to handle this or at least make him better through 
>> prayer.
>>     For some reason though I thought when given the opportunity to go to law 
>> school I would jump on it and run, but really and truthful I am having a 
>> hard time choosing. I am actually leaning more toward mental health 
>> counselor which is completely different from what I was looking at from the 
>> get go because if I stayed with counseling and didn’t go for the law school 
>> then I wanted to do family counseling, but now the mental health counseling 
>> is appealing to me. So, now that I havea choice the turmoil has started 
>> *LOL*. Do I go for a JD or do I go for an MA in counseling.     

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