[nabs-l] it jobs problems

Antonio M. Guimaraes iamantonio at cox.net
Mon Dec 15 22:29:38 UTC 2008


Marvin,

One of your options it to travel 3 or 4 hours a day. I do it, and I am only 
living in Providence RI, and working in Boston MA.

I count my commute time as 20 hours a week. This includes getting to work 
about a half an hour before my shift each day, but since I treasure some 
down time, or gearing up to a day time, I haven't asked my superiors for an 
adjustment. If I did, I'd need to start the day at 8;45, which they could 
work with. I get a feeling people like runded up times, get ti work and 
leave on the hour, or the half hour.

I chose where I live, and where I work. I have my own reasons for doing so, 
and I take on the 3 hours a day commute as something that comes with the 
territory.

So, if you can get a job that pays well, and that is 3 hours travel round 
trip, consider how many other blind, and sighted people do it in developing 
countries, or even in the United States.

Some times you make sacrifices.

Sincerely,

Antonio, who is on vacation and doesn't have to travel this week.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marvin Hunkin" <startrekcafe at gmail.com>
To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 7:22 AM
Subject: [nabs-l] it jobs problems


> Hi.
> well, have been looking for part time or full time it jobs in devonport 
> tas.
> seems a lot of private and government jobs are in Launcestan or Hobart.
> and transport, could be a major problem, to me even getting a chance to 
> get
> an interview.
> just starting seriosly to look for jobs.
> put a few feelers, asking for if any companies in devonport, or ulverston 
> or
> latrobe, a few it companies. but have not heard back from them.
> so what do you suggest i do?
> as the public transport system, not really that great.
> no passenger trains, only buses, and that would take 3 hours or more out 
> of
> my day to travel to Launcestan and return to devonport.
> pity there are no online jobs i could do as a part of a team, from home
> using the internet.
> suppose, most it firms have not the infresturcture to set that up.
> so just wondering, what are my options.
> there might be possible employment with Devon Industries, a supported work
> shop, and mainly manufacturing.
> they do have a admin section, but no it.
> they suggested i contact wise or ability employment.
> well, when i was in devonport, before moving to the mainland, then moving
> back to tas.
> long story.
> will not bore you with that, that's for another time and another place.
> so, what do you recommend?
> any suggestions, possible solutions, or work arounds, would be fine.
> or even possible links to possible job vacancies.
> i do not really want to work in a supported work shop, did that about 20
> years ago at the royal society for the blind of south Australia.
> so what do you suggest?
> at a loss.
> have been looking around for a little while, searching online job sites.
> and get some it jobs, but they are in Launcestan or Hobart.
> any ideas?
> i have seem to hit a brick wall.
> i do get a taxi subsedy.
> but even at 2 days a week, to Launcestan and back, could be quite 
> expensive.
> unless, be able to car pool, even if i can get an interview, get short
> listed, and even get the position.
> and even if i bring my laptop, which has jaws.
> really hit a brick wall and need suggestions.
> any one else been in this situation, middle aged, blind and trying to get 
> a
> foot into this industry?
> cheers Marvin.
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