[Jobs] Virtual Jobs

Andrew Leach aleach5 at woh.rr.com
Wed Aug 29 15:32:57 UTC 2018

Hi Rob:

Good points, but if the job pays well enough and provides security and
upward mobility then it may be worth doing.  One thing about being blind
that you didn't mention is that it isn't easy to learn a new area at least
not quickly.  Neighborhoods, schools, walk-ability, transportation access to
certain amenities from your house all need to be considered.  Not until
driverless cars are made available can we just jump in the car and go.  Most
of my friends are sighted and only a few of them truly get the picture of
what kind of things make our lives more manageable and give us the quality
of life that we are after.  For example, this is a great house so many
things are within a ten minute drive.  Walking or public transportation
doesn't even cross their mind.  Enough from me, just some food for thought
when considering relocation.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:07 AM
To: Jobs for the Blind
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Subject: Re: [Jobs] Virtual Jobs

There are places I wouldn't want to relocate to, such as Texas, Arizona, New
Mexico, eastern California. I have no desire to be baked 9 months out of the
year just for a job. No paycheck is worth misery, lol. IN addition, moving
when you're blind is a real najor pain. At least when you are sighted, you
can rent your own truck to drive to the location. If you are blind, not only
do you have to rent the truck, but you have to hire somebody to drive it,
and then you have to hire somebody else to drive you behind the truck, or
buy a plane ticket or bus ticket to the new location. If you hire movers,
you can't ride along with them due to insurance concerns. I guess you could
ride along in a u-haul truck, though. Maybe.
>From research I've done, most companies will only offer a limited relocation
budget like, say, 3 thousand dollars, or less. Depending on distance
traveled, that would only cover half the moving costs alone, never mind
things like hotel rooms, food, and stuff like that.
When I moved cities, a truck to travel 50 miles was 120 dollars all by
itself. And it only gets worse the greater the distance. Any job in another
state would have to be one hell of a position in order to get me to consider

----- Original Message -----
From: Ericka via Jobs <jobs at nfbnet.org>
To: Jobs for the Blind <jobs at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Ericka <dotwriter1 at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:28:34 -0500
Subject: Re: [Jobs] Virtual Jobs

> Just curious Ryan why you dont want to relocate? Im sick of moving since
I have moved three times in the last four years but if the great job came
along Id go. I have others to think about since Im getting remarried soon.
This is kind of the topic we talk about. Hes looking for a job now and I
will be when I get some medical things taken care of. It sure is annoying to
eliminate places that could lead to good employment just because that
community doesnt have good transportation.  We both have family members in
precarious health conditions so we dont want to leave the state. We are
grateful the WI  rehab agency does help pay for relocation.  Just curious
does state rehab pay people to relocate in other states?
> I wish you the best Ryan! And Steve, I hope you got the job! My sweetie
is waiting on a customer service position right now that would be awesome
for us. Free busing to and from the company, other health benefits other
than insurance and good pay as well! And we could stay in Madison where the
Transit is good for me and we can get out to go see family for the most
> Ericka Short
> > 
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