[Jobs] Virtual Jobs

Steven Atkinson sm.atkinson at comcast.net
Wed Aug 29 01:37:28 UTC 2018


Justin,

I have had my hard times to go along with my good times.  I apologize if my
message came across like I was super successful!  I have been working as
hard as ever to locate my next position and I am having a hard time right
now.  My first three jobs came from people who I know or have known before I
became blind, but now I am doing everything on my own.  I thought I had a
new position, but now I'm not 100% sure.  I hope to find out tomorrow if it
is for sure that I have my new position in the auto sales business setting
up customer appointments.  So, I have had my frustrations over the years and
they seem to continue, but I hope tomorrow is the day I find out for sure if
I have my next position!  I know it will not be my last position though!
Thank you for asking about how I try my best to make the best out of finding
work with my eyes closed!

Steve

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Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [Jobs] Virtual Jobs

Where are you finding your jobs, Steve?  That's great.

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Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [Jobs] Virtual Jobs

Ryan,

Since losing my eyesight when I was thirty-one years old during 2001, I have
held customer service positions working in mortgage banking customer service
and then I worked in the credit card banking business with Capital One.  I
most recently worked a position setting up customer sales appointments for
the auto dealership sales people for a vehicle look and test drive.  I am
starting a new auto sales appointment setting position next week.  I enjoy
these sorts of positions for many reasons, but I really enjoy being a good
J.A.W.S. user while me never having the need to tell a customer that I am
blind.  I am not embarrassed of being blind, I am proud to be good at being
blind.  But, me being blind never needs to come up during my conversation
with customers or potential customers.  Please let me know if you have any
questions for me and I will be happy to give you my two cents worth.

Steve
-----Original Message-----
From: Jobs [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Ryan Lee via Jobs
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:59 PM
To: jobs at nfbnet.org
Cc: Ryan Lee
Subject: [Jobs] Virtual Jobs

Good Afternoon,

Does anybody have any experience with online (or virtual) job? This allows
an individual to complete all of his or her work only via internet or phone.
I think this is less bias way of getting hired (employers don't know you are
blind as long as you get the job done on
time) and probably gives higher chance of working for blind people.  I was
able to pull off a list of these kinds of jobs from google but I want to
find ones that are more doable by a blind person (such as barriers due to
accessibility, technology, so forth) and generate substantial income
(definitely not something like transcribing job which only pays like $.05
per hour) at the same time.  Any suggestions or recommendations?

Ryan

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