Losing Yet Another Employment Specialist

I'm getting real sick of this shit. I get that the guy had to quit for medical reason so I'm not pissed at him. It's the system that pisses me off.

Between the lies of supported employment, SNAP benefits being held hostage unless you put in hundreds of applications a year unless Voc Rehab intervenes, the impossibility of navigating Social Security and of course, the 15 years I've spent working with Voc Rehab itself, I'm fuckin' over it.

The thing about supported employment that nobody ever talks about is the fact that, after it ends, the employer gets rid of you. After all, they don't want to pay the wages that Voc Rehab was covering during said supported employment. And even if you do manage to stay on after the support period, management does all it can to make your life a living hell.

See ya around,

Aspie

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Lenzabi's picture

Living in the land of the Bullshit where the only real support is if you were born with that gold, silver, or platinum spoon in your mouth.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

dkmich's picture

They might love you. You have higher computer skills than most of the people with disabilities they hire, and you might be a gift from heaven to them. The system is a rubber band at best. Whether one is disabled, displaced, or unemployed youth or adult, it offers no long-term solutions to any anything. In a short while, Trump will cut all of the funding for whatever good they do do, and they won't exist anymore.

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@dkmich A recent story by The Aspie Corner is here.

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eyo's picture

I was referred to Goodwill employment once, thought it appallingly inappropriate at the time. Lucky me.
One year after Goodwill worker crushed, nonprofit faces more lawsuits, new safety probes

A year after one of its employees was crushed to death, Sacramento’s Goodwill operation is facing new lawsuits from former workers and additional government scrutiny over its safety practices.

Ever run a floor buffer? Zen. On a floor with holes? Wtf, who makes someone do that?

In an unrelated court case, another former Goodwill worker, Desiree Moorer, said she was injured in a job training program this year at the Franklin Boulevard site after working in “a dangerous building with dangerous equipment.” Moorer, 55, who is representing herself in court, told The Bee she was disabled and sought training through Goodwill to become a custodian.

According to her lawsuit, which also names the California Department of Rehabilitation, Moorer claims she suffered a cervical strain in January while trying to operate a faulty buffing machine on a floor with holes. The machine “went out of whack” and caused her left-side injury, the lawsuit states. Moorer also contends that electrical wires could be seen hanging from the ceiling, and the building often flooded.

“They were horrible conditions,” she told The Bee. “The public needs to be aware of these dangerous places.”

okie dokie!

Once I tried an NTI online course, for remote tech support jobs, but they had murdered the moodle interface so bad I couldn't tell whether simply viewing their site was part of the technical challenge or what. Then, during the live lecture about background noise, the trainer had to pause while her yapping dogs freaked out on the bus stopping outside their door. Total hypocrisy right in the class's face. And not very successful, apparently the same number flunked out every session, like 80% or something. I never heard of anyone getting hired. But NTI still got paid of course, for the "training" not the employment.

thanks

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On a blog.

dkmich's picture

@eyo

I suppose the computer could electrocute her. Goodwill in Michigan has a fairly decent track record.

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