I’ve been trying to get back into school for a while now. There was NOTHING I was interested in in Spring Hill bc schools were so limited there, and with my inability to drive, my options were even fewer. That was a BIG motivation in my move back to Pinellas.
I’ve been working with Vocation Rehab (for those who aren’t familiar they help people with disabilities and those who have been hurt on the job, recover and retrain so that they can go back to work). I had an AWESOME case worker in Spring Hill but when I moved here, he obviously had to transfer me to the people here.
Now, I’m going to be nice here bc she really is a very sweet older lady BUT God help me please!! We talked for a little while a few weeks back and all went well, she introduced me to one of the Counselors over at PTEC whom I REALLY hit it off with. We started talking about things I’m interested in (careers to pursure) and we got on the subject of Graphic Art. Now both the counselor and I are all excited and we’re ready to sign me up, but my VR lady is like “wait wait wait, we at VR want to make sure that the disability won’t effect the training blah, blah, blah” (meaning, are my eyes going to get worse?) I tried and tried to explain, no more than anyone elses but she didn’t seem sure, for a second there I think she even got offended which I had to smooth over. She was going off what my other case worker had approved which was “Office managment,” NOT my thing, but bc of how limited resources were there in Spring Hell and the fact that I could help my ex from home, it was what seemed beneficial at the time, now that I have more flexibility, my horizones are broad…but she was tryig to bottle them up again!!
GRRRRR…back off lady! I’ve had people telling me what to do my whole freakin’ life!!
Anyway, she was supposed to do all these ammendments, get back to me. I was suppoosed to call her two weeks ago, I did she never called me back, I called her a few days ago, never called me back, I called her today, FINALLY she calls back to tell me she’s retireing!! *banging head on table*
Now I have to meet my “new” new case worker next week and start all over! So AGAIN, I HOPE to be in school by January! Man, if they awarded points…no wait, MONEY, if they awarded MONEY for “trying” I’d be filthy fucking rich!!!
OOOH and let me not forget, my drug test!! I wrote down the damn meds I’m on but they had to call me and confirm I am on them, what the prescription numbers are, who the pharmacy was, who my doctor is, on and on and on…all this to go sweat my ass off in a warehouse!! So on the job issue, HOPEFULLY Monday, if not, Thursday!! Ugh…