[nabs-l] it jobs problems

Jessica Kostiw jessicac.kostiw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 05:46:48 UTC 2008


Antonio, you have to admit that your long commute is the exception and not 
the rule.  3 hours!  I am impressed!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Antonio M. Guimaraes" <iamantonio at cox.net>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] it jobs problems


> 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.
>> E-mail: startrekcafe at gmail.com
>> MSN: sttartrekcafe at msn.com
>> Skype: startrekcafe
>> We Are The Borg! You Will Be Assimilated! Resistance Is Futile!
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>>
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