[audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible

  • From: Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx>
  • To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:29:45 -0500

You have a more advanced i-phone than I do now.  Although I will be getting a 4 
pretty soon too.  They are nice.  Depending on your keyboard well if your’s is 
one of the Logitech keyboards you would be able to use it on your computer and 
i-phone.  But blue tooth keyboards are really handy especially when dealing 
with a phone.  

On Aug 13, 2014, at 1:31 PM, Heather H <copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yes, I did it.  I got an iPhone 4s.  I did research, worried, and prayed 
> about it.....and here I am typing on a bluetooth keyboard and listening to 
> what I'm typing in my ear with another bluetooth device.  Technology is 
> scary.  It is great though.  Kate has taken a turn for the worse.  I suspect 
> she has a virus that no onne or no scan find.  So, here I am...finally in the 
> 21st century.  AND DON'T CALL ME LYNN DARN IT.  
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 13, 2014, at 1:00 PM, Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I just caught this.  Hoover has an i-phone?  She is joining the mac world 
>> with her triple decker bus?  Now this is interesting.  
>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 7:49 AM, Heather H <copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Whatev
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 8:33 AM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> It has a nice ring to it. Hmmm, let me think about this for a while. I 
>>>> will let you know whether I plan to use Lynn from now on or not *LOL*.
>>>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heather H
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:26 PM
>>>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: FW: VR Counselor is Horrible
>>>> Blah blah blah.  Don't even think of using that name mister.  You have got 
>>>> enough trouble without me opening a can of whoop butt on Tennessee! 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Aug 12, 2014, at 9:13 PM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Thank you for bringing attention to this there Ms. Lynn *LOL*.
>>>> Hi Heaver
>>>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heather H
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:21 PM
>>>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: FW: VR Counselor is Horrible
>>>> 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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