How’s it Going Everybody?
I hope things have been going well for you. As you may have noticed, and you likely have if you are reading another update of mine, I’ve been on hiatus since 11/3/17. If you don’t know what that’s about for some reason, full details on that here. Today I am going to provide an update regarding that and let you know what my plans are moving forward.
Last Thursday I had a meeting with my DHS worker’s boss. Mr. K and I went to talk to him about concerns I had and what I was needing on their end. Mr. K was there to ensure that I was being listened to and clarify certain points made by both parties. There was a very real chance that this meeting could not have gone well so I needed an advocate in the room.
Fortunately, the man I spoke with was fairly pleasant. He agreed that I needed more assistance and recognized that DHS has really dropped the ball when it comes to my case. There were several things they did not do that they should have since I started interacting with them five years ago.
So what exactly was the problem? I believed that my resume had some issues and wanted a job developer to give it a look over and help me make adjustments to it as needed. Turns out I was on the money. Despite my resume being, “perfectly fine” according to my University, it has some fairly obvious issues that I can’t exactly fix easily. I don’t have a way to edit the document currently, for example.
Additionally, I had concerns regarding my aid worker as she would give me strange advice. This included but was not limited to telling me not to pay off debt and buy a house, move to New York, lie about stuff on applications, apply for jobs I am not qualified for, etc… Obviously, there was a problem here. To make matters worse she uses a lot of language to indicate that she doesn’t think I have a “real” disability by saying stuff like, “Well you look capable enough.” or, “Normal people do this all the time, you have a degree so you should be able to just figure all this out.”
Naturally, he did agree that this was problematic. I still have to work with this lady though. Herein lies the rub. I have to wait around, doing nothing because I’ve done all I can on my end, until two weeks passes. This will have one of two outcomes:
- My aid worker contacts me and we schedule another meeting. That’s it, just scheduling. Who knows when the actual meeting might be. Keep in mind, I’ve made this request multiple times over a 5 month period and we are just now thinking about fulfilling it.
- My aid worker does NOT contact me in this two week window. In which case I contact her supervisor. It is possible that I initiate a legal response at this point as well since I have a lawyer, provided to me free of charge by a disability rights group, because I have sat on my hands long enough.
My point being, I have some free time on my hands until one of these two conditions is met. Here’s what that means for you guys.
Plans for the Site
Starting today, I will resume normal operations. Tuesday Frank will have a music review released. I have settled fully on what Wednesday and Friday will be, I may get my Joker Game review out this week but it may need to be pushed to the week after. Not sure yet. I have a video game review ready to be put together and a few anime things kicking around as well.
I’ll continue to be on my Monday, Wednesday, Friday publishing schedule but expect an interruption at some point during these two weeks. Once I hear back from DHS, I basically have to drop everything and get working on that ASAP. Don’t worry though, I’ll keep everybody up to date as much as I can.
Since I was on hiatus I didn’t read any articles at all, sorry about that, so if you wrote one you want me to check out in particular or saw one I should catch up on, feel free to link me to them in the comments below. I’ll get around to them best I can 🙂
Lastly, if you feel like helping me out I do have a Patreon. Every bit helps and goes a long way. Allows me to buy a few things for review purposes, and if I get enough help, start paying some bills that I soon won’t be able to afford (like my internet). Don’t feel like you have to but if you can I would be eternally grateful. For full details, just click the button below.
Thank you again for your patience as I work through this. I would love to just be working or be able to support myself from writing here but neither is happening at the moment. Hopefully things can turn around soon because this is fairly exhausting. If you have any questions, want to chat, or anything else feel free to leave a comment or email me at email@example.com.