[audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible

  • From: Heather H <copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:27:53 -0400

That's kinda creapy.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 13, 2014, at 7:59 PM, Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> It is, but keep in mind it is a human on the other end, and they keep 
> everything said.  That’s why I don’t use dictate.  It’s been on this mac 
> since I bought it, but I turned it off.  Would rather take my chances typing. 
>  
>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 2:55 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> I can’t remember, but if I am not mistaken the 4S is capable of having text 
>> and e-mail dictated.
>>  
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heather H
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:21 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible
>>  
>> The bluetooth keyboard is great.  It was getting annoying to have to tap 
>> each letter twice to select it.  It was fine for texts but not email.  My 
>> fingers are a bit big and this small keyboard takes some getting used to.  
>> So please forgive any typos til I get used to it.  I type too fast to hear 
>> all the letters and words.  I am glad I got it.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 3:06 PM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> I don’t think you will regret making the move. The Blue Tooth keyboar is 
>> something I have never used on the iPhones, I am sure it would make it a lot 
>> nicer and a lot easier.
>>  
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heather H
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:31 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible
>>  
>> 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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