[audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible

  • From: Heather H <copperlee73@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:34:32 -0400

Wow, we woke up Daniel!  He is out of hibernation!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 14, 2014, at 12:26 AM, Daniel Crone <averagegrabbag@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> I think of getting an android tablet so I can play with that system, but will 
> not give up my iPhone.
>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 2:53 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> It is true that other phones do not have voiceover, but it is also true that 
>> even though they do not have voiceover they do have talk back. I even seen a 
>> post that I initiated on the Android list the other day, a response to it 
>> anyways that Android is now able to download and install eloquence which 
>> JAWS and perhaps other screen readers use. I am thinking about switching, 
>> the more I play with my dad’s Samsung s4 Mini the more I like using it. The 
>> first time I picked it up I told them they were on their own. What I am 
>> getting from the Android list though is it is largely for people that like 
>> changing things on their phone or the developing aspect of things.
>> 
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Heather H
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:23 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible
>> 
>> Well, other smart phones don't have voice over.  That made my decision easy. 
>>  Plus, with my contract, the phone only cost me $.49.  Can't beat that!
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On Aug 13, 2014, at 3:04 PM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> Well… is there going to be a fight *LOL*? I bet I know what it is over. 
>> Bethann hates Apple products and now Heaver has went out and bought an Apple 
>> product *LOL*.
>> 
>> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:52 PM
>> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: VR Counselor is Horrible
>> 
>> 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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