[Jobs] Back from Vacation, and am now seriously looking

Karen Rose rosekm at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 15 21:08:27 UTC 2018


Oh – fantastic idea

> On Aug 15, 2018, at 1:11 PM, <mevers421 at gmail.com> <mevers421 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I think that a 3D printer might be the way to go for him to have an
> accessible way to interpret blue prints.  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jobs <jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Karen Rose via Jobs
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:47 PM
> To: Jobs for the Blind <jobs at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Karen Rose <rosekm at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [Jobs] Back from Vacation, and am now seriously looking
> 
> I think it is fantastic that you won the blue ribbon! Smile I do know that
> at some of the NFB centers there is wood shop training in that blind people
> are using power tools at all levels. Actually it sounds like it would be a
> great teacher for such. :-) Unfortunately I know almost nothing about the
> type of industry that you are moving toward. I wonder if there could be a
> way of emailing the electronic version of blueprints to braille printer
> which would provide the blueprints for you in raised line drawings? Karen
> 
>> On Aug 15, 2018, at 12:38 PM, Dave via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello Karen,
>> 
>> I live in Seattle, and there are many AeroSpace Companies in the area. 
>> Some small and a few, not so small.
>> 
>> I would like to work at a smaller company, although, there are some 
>> benefits working for a large one.
>> 
>> Smaller is better, at least for me, since in a smaller group, I can 
>> sell myself better, and I won't be just another Employee with a Number.
>> 
>> As for knowing what other jobs my current skills would transfer over 
>> to, this is one of my larger questions.
>> 
>> There are a Ton of jobs out there, and most of them, frankly, I have 
>> never heard of before, let alone, know what requirements they may 
>> demand in order to do them.
>> 
>> One of my other skill sets is that I am very Mechanically inclined.  
>> 
>> I have used Hand and Power Tools since I was a kid, and can usually 
>> put together the average piece of Furniture, or Kids Toy, or even 
>> stuff more complicated.
>> 
>> I inherited my Grandfather's Wood Shop, and one of the things I did 
>> after losing my sight was to spend time in the Shop making stuff.  
>> This freaked everyone out, and rightly so.  they thought I would cut 
>> off a hand or finger etc.  But, I knew how to use those tools, and had 
>> been doing so for years before losing mys sight.  I know the Blade is 
>> sharp and what danger it comes with.  I started making stuff, and 
>> ended up entering items in the local Country fair, and actually won A 
>> Blue Ribbon for an item I had done on the Wood lathe.  And it was a 
>> real Self Esteem booster, as I was competing with everyone, and not 
>> just in a Sub Class of folks with some kind of disability.  The Judges 
>> never knew the item they awarded the Blue Ribbon was made by a blind guy.
>> 
>> Today, the shop is gone, had to move, and when moving, sometimes you 
>> need to get rid of a few things.
>> 
>> I still have a lathe and a few other tools.  My wife loves to give 
>> Gifts, and she will ask me to Turn a Writing Pen for her to give to 
>> someone every once in a while, but my Wood crafting talents are put 
>> aside for the time being.
>> 
>> My first job after moving to Seattle was doing the Lathe work for a 
>> Cabinet Shop that did all kinds of Kitchen Cabinetry, some of it quite 
>> fancy.
>> 
>> 
>> To get back on topic-
>> 
>> I was looking for work as some sort of Assembler.  There are different 
>> levels of Assembly work.
>> 
>> When it comes to the Aerospace jobs, they have some nice paying jobs 
>> putting together all kinds of Avionics gear.  this is where there is a
>> requirement to read Blueprints, Schematics and more.   And almost all
>> Assembly jobs seem to require at least the ability to read Blueprints, 
>> and written instructions.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Now, from my past experiences, it isn't always required to read the 
>> Blueprint because you already know what the tolerances are, or are 
>> expected, as well as any other changes that need to be considered.
>> but, there is that time when I will need to know what the Blueprint is
>> asking me to do.  So then what?   This is where I find the small Group
>> working conditions a bit easier, since I will establish 
>> semi-friendships, where we end up helping each other, and to have Tom, 
>> Dick, or Mary take a couple of minutes to update me on the changes in 
>> the "Blueprint isn't a Big deal.
>> 
>> However, if I am just another employee, and everyone else just keeps 
>> their heads down and does their own work, and rarely helps another, 
>> then not being able to read the Blueprint would be an obstacle.  Not 
>> an insurmountable one, but one that will need a solution.
>> 
>> 
>> Grumpy Dave
>> 
>> 
>> 
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