[nabs-l] it jobs problems

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Dec 16 11:16:52 UTC 2008


My commute is an hour 45 minutes, each way, or 3 and a half hours a 
day.  I do it to be near my kids.

Dave

At 11:46 PM 12/15/2008, you wrote:
>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!
>>>Star Trek Voyager Episode 68 Scorpian Part One
>>>E-mail: startrekcafe at gmail.com
>>>MSN: sttartrekcafe at msn.com
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>>>
>>>
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