[audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible

  • From: Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx>
  • To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:49:36 -0500

You can also use the Messages app to send messages to anyone with a registered 
i-device.  That can be handy sometimes because in messages there would be a 
history and you just click on the previous conversation with the person and 
type what you want and off it goes and it will find them with their devices.  
Although it makes it more handy for those of use with Mac computers, because it 
becomes a way to text via computer basically.  It just uses the i-cloud.  
On Aug 13, 2014, at 2:18 PM, Heather H <copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I got the tap tap see app a few weeks ago.  It is great!  How much will the 
> info cost me?  It describes things so well.  Pwease oh pwease share!
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 13, 2014, at 3:13 PM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Since you have the iPhone you may want to consider getting an app that is 
>> some what free, it is called Tap Tap See. I say some what free because it 
>> gives you a hand full of pictures for free and then it wants you to buy a 
>> package. However, I have figured outa way around the purchase. The trick 
>> will cost ya though *LOL*. The app is designed for the blind community you 
>> take a picture of something and then you wait for a few seconds. After 
>> waiting for the few seconds it will pop up an answer to what you took the 
>> picture of. I have taken a picture of Amanda before and it tells me she is a 
>> girl *LOL*. I have taken a picture of artificial sweetner before and it 
>> comes back with it is a yellow pack of Splenda. From what I understand there 
>> is a live person on the other end that writes back, but unfortunately you 
>> don’t have an area to ask them questions about it. If it had an aread like 
>> that then I may purchase a package. Many times though if it is confidential 
>> information like a card number and Amanda is at work then I will shoot her 
>> the picture and she will respond back with what it is. Amanda is not always 
>> available though and if it is like a bottle of cleaner then I will just take 
>> the picture and it will upload as soon as you take the picture as long as 
>> you took the picture using the app.  
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heather H
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:33 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible
>> I am always in trouble aren't I Bethie?  Just another day here inn Ohio!  
>> She'll be here in less than two months and I'm shaking in my slipers! 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 12:51 PM, Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:
>> 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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