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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Manic Monday in NFL

Three NFL teams fired head coaches on Monday.browns Romeo crennel,new York jets eric Mangini,lions rod marinelli.The browns were 24-40 under crennel in 4 seasons.He received a 3 year exstension in January.THe jets were 23-26 in three seasons under mangini.Marinelli had a 10-38 record in three years as lions head coach.Tuesday broncos head coach mike shanahan was fired by the broncos after fourteen seasons and two superbowl wins

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Cowboys flattened in Philly

The cowboys were absolutely humiliated in Philadelphia Sunday 44-6 this will be felt in Dallas for a long time mcnabb and Reid got their revenge on Owens I bet there will be changes in Dallas romo has a losing record in December is beat up bad collapsing in the shower after the game

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cowboys last chance

Cowboys have to beat the eagles today to make the playoffs cowboys were 13 and 3 last year this would be a step backwards plus they haven't won a playoff game in a long time

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Worst holiday sales ever this year

Maybe that's good people will not be so materialistic and look at the things that count god family friends

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Everyone have a blessed Christmas and a blessed new year

Thursday, December 18, 2008

NEW YORKERS REJECT GOVERNORS BUDGER IN NEW POLL

56 percent to 26 percent new yorkers questioned in a poll oppose the new budget.Pattersons plan to raise taxes and fees by 4 billion dollars was the most unpopular part.The 121 billion dollar package is to close a 15 billion dollar deficit in the state budget.Whats your opinion on the budget.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

IN GOD WE TRUST

Please write to governor Christine Gregoire about the anti religious plaque displayed in the capital building.


Governor Chris Gregoire
office of the governor
po box 40002
olympia,wa 98504-0002
phone360-902-4111
fax 360-753-4110
email http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/default.asp

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

DID SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE GO TO FAR

The governor paterson skit was criticized by governor paterson and advocates for the blind.Paterson told reporters he can take a joke but he called the snl skit a third grade depiction of people and the way they look that could lead others to believe that disability goes hand in hand with an inability to run a goverment or business.I run the place i work in so i dont have to worry about being discriminated against paterson noted.The national federation for the blind considers the snl skit a attack on all blind americans.they also say he looks like hes disoriented and befuddled because of his blindness.I dont agree snl makes fun of everyone people with mental illness,retarded people deaf people hes portrayed befuddled because of past behavior by him

Monday, December 15, 2008

WINNING CURES EVERYTHING

Dallas beat the giants sunday 20 to 8 it was a great defensive game for both teams both quarterbacks were roughed up.The real fireworks were after the game with terrell owens interview.Terrell called the teams inner conflict a fabrication of the media.He said honestly i dont know where any of that stuff came from.When told Ed Werder first broke the story.Terrell told the media it was a lack of professionalism by werder.He also called him a dirty filthy liar.He was also asked about the fans booing him he said ask Ed werder.Wade philips jokingly added i think they kissed and made up.The cowboys control their own fate getting in the playoffs.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cowboys need win bad this weekend

Cowboys have a big game against the giants Sunday.The cowboys need the win in order to have even a slight chance of making the playoffs.The cowboys are in turmoil with Owens acting out against his quarterback like he did in sanfransisco and Philly the giants don't want to lose two games in a row this late in the season this is a huge game for the cowboys that may have implications for years to come

Friday, December 12, 2008

School board candidate pleads guilty

Elmira ny December 10th David e stedge sr 43 of Hopkins street in Elmira pleaded guilty in Elmira city court to forcible touching a15 year old girl in his car in exchange for the plea prosecutors dropped 5 other charges stedge will now have to register as a sex offender he says he will appeal and he's 100 percent innocent

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monkey see monkey do

How Can we blame kids today for their criminal behavior when we have goverment officials who violate the law and actors musicians and parents who also show no respect

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Good old days

Today I went to my moms house and my grandmothers brothers daughter came up and another of my moms friends came up and they were making all kinds of Italian cookies.they were looking at my gramas and her friends recipies from 60 years ago.they didn't measure in their recipies they said details like a pinch of this and handfull of flour they talked about how the Italian ladies would all bake together and share recipies name the recipe after the person like mrs rossi biscottis the men would play cards on the porch and they talked about how my greatgrandfather made wine inthe cellar during prohibition and in the depression many family members would move in together 11 were in the house at one point it was fun hearing them talk about the old days in a lot of ways they are better than today

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nothing

I have not written in my blog in a while because I'm boring Elmira is boring and I have had nothing to blog about sorry

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

THE TRUTH ABOUT WALMART

GO to this link and read the truth about walmart not what they want you to see http://wakeupwalmart.com

Sunday, November 2, 2008

COWBOYS IN BIG TROUBLE

videoJerry jones at the beginning of the season made it clear he wanted a superbowl win this year.Now the cowboys may not even make the playoffs.Jerry will go nuts if that happens.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy affecting women in north america and europe.Close to 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 in america.Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in america behind lung cancer.The lifetime risk of a women getting breast cancer is 1 in 8.The risk of dying from breast cancer is much lower 1 in 28.Men are also at risk but much lower than women.The most important risk for breast cancer is age.Risk is also affected by the age a women begins her period younger age may increase her risk.Pregnacy later in life may increase her risk.Hormone replacement therapy may increase her risk.Family history increases her risk.

Monday, October 20, 2008

BOYS CANT AFFORD TOYS

videoUp at keuka lake people didnt see many boats or jetskis people having a lot of fun in the water.People couldnt afford it with gas prices so high this summer.People couldnt even drive up to the lake.I wonder if the holiday season will be bad this year for stores.Maybe people wont be able to afford a big christmas for their kids or even any christmas.Maybe stores will have to let go holiday help early and even let people go who worked places a long time.I know christmas has become very materialistic and the meaning has been lost.Maybe the bad economy will bring us back to the true meaning of christmas.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

KEUKA LAKE TAXES

videoThis is beautiful keuka lake the cottages were reassessed this year and taxes went way up.For people to afford these cottages they will have to rent them for a month out of the summer.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

MY DOG RINGO

videoWe got ringo in 1993 shes a beagle mix she just now is slowing down

Friday, October 17, 2008

EMPTY DOWNTOWN ELMIRA

videoAll the stores have moved up to consumer square in horseheads.Like walmart,bestbuy,circuit city and the mall and movie theatre.Downtown elmira has become a ghost town.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

PACMAN JONES ISNT WORTH THE DISTRACTION

videoAdam jones is causing the cowboys to be distracted from their goal of winning the superbowl.The cowboys already have the qb hurt the punter and another corner back hurt.Jones isnt even playing that good dallas has drafted two rookie corner backs and has newman.They bought more insurance getting a receiver from the lions.Let pacman go and get help dakkas will be better off.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CASHIER SUCKS

Ive been a cashier at walmart now three weeks.I dont like like it very much people are very rude ive noticed they are also very impatient.ID LIKE TO MOVE TO ANOTHER JOB AT WALMART BUT they say theres nothing available.My job specialist scott has been talking to my supervisor nate i hope to not be a cashier much longer

Monday, October 13, 2008

DIABETES


I have had diabetes for about a year now i take janumet i was taking byetta but didnt like giving myself the shots.These pictured are very important tools for diabetics i forget to test tho but i can tell when my sugar is high.I see my medical dr evert 4 months i see a specialist in diabetes twice a year.I have to be seen more often by a foot dr and eye dr because diabetes effects my sight and feet and organs.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

IS PACMAN KILLING COWBOYS



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Is the cowboys getting pacman jones killing the cowboys?The cowboys are very talented now they lost two in a row why

Saturday, October 11, 2008

WEGMANS VS WALMART

I have worked as a cashier at both walmart and wegmans they have two different philosophies on training people.Walmart has a long orientation teaching you the job with computer based learning.You have to complete a certain number of computer courses before you start your job.Then they throw you right on the register and you have a person bagging for you for 3 days.Then you are expected to do the job.Wegmans has a orientation day then as a group you are trained on the cash register.They go over a training book and we practice with each other taking each other as customers.Then after a week we take real customers but we have a sign on our registers telling we are trainees.I like wegmans way a lot better.

JIM BROWN ON BEST DAMN

videoThis clip was Jim brown on best damn sports show talking about his teammate Ernie davis who wasnt born in elmira but went to elmira free academy high school my hometown.

Friday, October 10, 2008

WAR WHATS IT GOOD FOR

When i was 18 i didnt want to sign up for selective service.My grandfather was mad at me he told me its a honor to service your country and your duty.Both my grandfathers served in wwII and i have other family in the army now.I guess if i want to enjoy freedom it is my duty if called to serve my country.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

MCCAIN REPORT CARD

Mccain wants to make across the board cuts in programs except in veteran programs and a few other vital programs.According to veteran report card groups Mccain gets a D on his support of veteran programs.Obama received a B. Mccain is disabled in a way from war injuries.This was suggested by a person who commented on my post.True there is a lot of fraud in these programs people want money for nothing and put the burden on other people.Mccain has a lot of money and can afford the best medical programs.A person like me taking a lot of medicines feels a pinch on his pocket.At walmart i have to fill out a accommadation packet and have dr note to affirm the diagnosis.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

CINDY MCcAIN

videoThe McCains are getting desperate i think talking about Obama not supporting the troops.I dont believe we should be in this war but i do believe we should fully support the troops.Do you people think Palin is hurting or helping Mccain.Do you think Tina fey playing Palin had any effect?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

DEBATE 10/7/08

videoTell me if im wrong but i think McCain was saying he wants to cut entilments like ssd and ssi and food stamps and welfare.Many people really need those programs He said he dosent wanna cut veterans programs i dont feel thats fair.McCain seems very stiff like a puppet to me and a big phony what do you guys think.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

INTERVIEW AT WALMART



Walmarts interview process is stricter than most.Three people from management interview you and take notes about you.The questions asked arent the normal questions like tell us about yourself or where do you wanna be in 10 years.The questions are prewritten they ask about naming different times in the past about work experiences example tell me a time you helped a customer without being asked.After the first interview the management goes in a room and talks about you getting the job.Then if you get past the first interview more form questions about previous work experience.These questions are more about safety and rules.Then they extend you a job offer and ask if you will submit to a drug test and background check.The drug test is very strict once you are at the place you cant leave the place until you do the test.You get to drink no more than 2 bottles of water all the water is turned off in the bathroom and you have to empty your pockets before the test.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

SORRY

Sorry i havent posted anything lately but i was offered a job as a cashier at walmart its been stressful im just learning and have made a lot of mistakes my job coach from capabilities scott is a big help.I dont know what id do without capabilities and vesid they are great at help disabled people be successful at working

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

JOELS KIDS

One of the most inspirational players to play for the Baltimore Orioles organization.After finishing the 1997 baseball season with the shorebirds Joel began his brave and valiant battle with colon cancer.On september 30th 1998 Joel passed away at age 22.In the fall of 1999 the frederick keys created the Joel A Stevens memorial fund.The fund is to benefit children with serious illnesses or bereavement due to the death of a parent or sibling.Tax-deductable contributions by business or individuals are accepted in any amount at any time.
community foundation of frederick county
312 east church street
frederick maryland 21701
with joels kids in the memo line

http://www.cffredco.org

email bfreund@frederickkeys.com

phone 301-695-7660

Monday, September 15, 2008

McCAIN CLOSING GAP IN NY

In june Obama led Mccain by 18 points.He led the race 51-33 in percentage ponts.In july the lead decreased to 13 august decreased the lead to 8.Now 7 weeks till the election the race is down to only 5 percentage points.The poll done today was by siena college.
On six questions concerning current events economy,iraq,terrorism,healthcare,americas position in the world and education.Voters believed Obama would do a better job on four of them.
On six attributes voters look for in choosing a canadate :compassion,patriotism,intelligence,experience,integrity and leadership.NY voters give the edge to MCcain in four of them.
NY has long been regarded as a safe state for the democrats.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

JOSH PALMER, JOEL STEVENS, ERNIE DAVIS


3 charities started in elmira ny that do good for people all over




Saturday, September 13, 2008

I WONDER WHY

I WONDER WHY

A baby is born with a hole in its heart

Some people develop cancer

People cant get along

People who want to get married cant find a mate and people who dont want to be married cant get out of their marriages

A parent would kill their children

When we get old we revert back to childhood

Boys will be boys

When a guy has sex hes a stud when a girl has sex shes a slut

Girls like tall guys

A woman would sell her virginity on the internet

I wonder a lot of other things like why isnt life fair if their is a god i guess we can just hope for the best because we cant change the past we dont know the future

Thursday, September 11, 2008

LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE IN ELMIRA NY

In early august legionnaires disease was found in elmira at the flannery apartments on elmira southside.Two people died and more were hospitalized.The disease is causing legal drama in elmira that wont end soon.

Legionnaires disease first named in 1976 when 1000s of american legionnaires gathered to celebrate the american bicentenial.100s of them became sick 34 died symptoms were like pneumonia.Most often people develop the disease after they inhale bacteria called legionella that flourish in large air conditioning systems,showers whirlpools,and even potting soil.Its unknown why some people become sick and some dont but the elderly and people with weak immune systems are at most risk.Most of the time antibiotics can cure it but some people continue to experience problems after treatment.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CANCER CHARITIES

Today everybodies lives have in some way been touched by cancer.In the elmira new york area there are a lot of cancer charity funds.The most famous is Ernie davis.Ernie davis played for syracuse university and won the heisman trophy.He was drafted by the cleavland browns.Every year in elmira ny the have the Ernie davis award given to the best football player in the area.In elmira is also the Ernie davis community center helping kids all the time.Elmira also had Joel stevens played football for elmira notre dame and was drafted in baseball by baltimore.He died of colon cancer.There is a Joel stevens award elmira notre dame gives out and a memorial golf charity tournament every year in elmira.The tournament is so popular there is a waiting list now.In mansfield pa there is a baseball tournament held for Joel stevens charity.Many baltimore players come and participate.Josh palmer was diagnosed with hodgkins disease in college.He is a survivor and holds a charity basketball tournament every year around christmas.Elmira holds many race for the cure events.Elmira is a caring charitable place.

jpalmerfund@yahoo.com

607-734-0704

ernie davis community center
362 e.5th street
elmira,ny 14901

for joel steven questions email john@nysaf.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

FRIENDS-INDEED

Goes by the slogan a friend in need is a friend indeed.A program like compeer true friends you can talk to about anything.They will go the extra mile help you out with daily assistance in life.Steve has been a teachers aid for years can help get g.e.d. or college help.call steve at 607-732-2658 for more info located in elmira ny only
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Monday, September 8, 2008

METHODOLOGY FOR NAMI GRADING THE STATES 2006

THREE LANDMARK STUDIES GUIDE THE REPORT

1) The U.S. surgeon generals report on mental health(1999)

2) The report of the presidents new freedom commision on mental health

3) Improving the quality of health care for mental and substance abuse conditions by the national academy of science (2005)


Each states progress towards a proven cost-effective system of mental health care is indicated by a letter grade(a,b,c,d,f) each grade is calculated in part by 39 specific criteria organized in four categories

-infrastructure

-information access

-servives

-recovery support

GRADE DISTRIBUTION

A-0
B-5
C-17
D-19
F-8
UNDECIDED 2 including new york

idaho,illinois,iowa,kansas,kentucky,montana,north dakota,south dakota all received F

This report is not good it shows the serious lack of support for mental health consumers

Sunday, September 7, 2008

PETA IS PITIFUL

Peta took out an add in the magazine dog facy.They offered a free pet bag and they sent people that responded pet body bags.Dog fancy magazine had nothing to do with it and they ripped peta for doing it.The malcolm x attitude by any means necessary doesnt work.They can use their money and time in more constructive ways.Peta is a bunch of extremists that do more harm than good.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

BLESSED SACRAMENTS CHURCH FESTIVAL

For the first 50 years of the festival it was held at St Anthonys church and called ST Anthonys festival the grounds were off college ave and park place in elmira ny.The 51st year of the festival it was called blessed sacrament festival.This year the 52nd year it is called the blessed sacrament festival and held at st peter and pauls church.Across from ST Joes hospital in elmira ny.Its one of the best festivals in town.They have the best food pizza frete,cavatellis,salt potatoes,pizza,sausage sandwitch and much more.They have adult games and childrens games icecream beer everything its a great time.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

SOCIAL CONNECTION










The social connection on 454 w church st elmira ny.Its a fun place to make friends.They have a pool table,internet,tv.You can wash and dry your clothes for 50 cents.Soda and coffee 50 cents.First cup of coffee free come in sign up and become a member today.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

OVERCOMING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Stigma begins by labeling someone.Stigma by definition is a mark of disgrace and shame.Stigma has 4 components:

-Labeling someone with a condition

-stereotyping people with that condition

-Creating a superior us group and a devalued them group resulting in loss of status in the community

-Discriminating against someone on the basis of their labor

A diagnosis is a label a label can offer reassurance that your condition has a medical cause and can steer you towards treatment labels arent all negative and dont all result in a stigma many illnesses today are gaining acceptance and empathy,like breast cancer today people talk about it and hold benefits for survivors advocates wear wrist bands and ribbons.People with breast cancer would never be ridiculed by people with mental illness still face ridicule.

Why does stigma of mental illness continue?
mental illness suggests its not a medical or physical illnessTo some mental refers to a problem caused by your own choices and actions.People may blame you and think its all in your head.People may think people with mental illness are weak or lazy they should just get over it.

In reality mental illness has very complex causes a mix of genetics,biology and life experiences,most of them are beyond your control.

Some mental health conditions have more stigma attached then others like schizophrenia has more stigma compared to depression.

Harmful effects of stigma

-pretending nothing is wrong

-refusing treatment

-rejection by family and friends

-difficulty finding housing or a job

Coping with stigma

-get treatment

-surround yourself with supportive people

-dont equate yourself with your illness

-share your own experience

-monitor the media

join a advocacy group

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (G.A.D.)

Is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive uncontrollable and often irrational worry,about everyday things which is disproportionate to the source of worry.The excess worry interferes with daily living like thinking the worst is gonna happen in health matters,money or familymatters.People with G.A.D.exhibit a variety of physical symptons like:fatigue,headache,nausea,muscle tension,difficult swallowing,trembling,insomnia,sweating,hot flashes.These symptons must be persistant for at least 6 months for a diagnosis.About 6.8 million american adults experience G.A.D.It affects twice as much women as men.About 2.8% of the adult population 18-54.

Some research shows G.A.D. may run in families and usually start at earlier age.Symptons may manifest slower than other anxiety disorders.

treatment may include antianxiety meds or/and antidepressants.

Behavioral therapy relaxation techniques

cognitive therapy teaches patients to react differently to the situations and bodily sensations that trigger anxiety symptoms.
more information on G.A.D. at the website http://www.mentalhealthchannel.net/gad/index.shtml

Monday, September 1, 2008

GRADING THE STATES

In 2006 nami (national alliance on mental illness)GRADING THE STATES:A REPORT ON AMERICAS MENTAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FOR SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESSES provided the first assessment in 15 years of publicly funded mental health services.The national average was a D.

New york was 1 of only 2 states that declined to respond to the survey.New york received the grade u for unresponsive.

In new york city and other urban centers the need for services far exceeds the supply.Contributing to criminal activity and homelessness.There are more people in rikers island than any psyciatric hospital in the country.

Ny spends 103.32 on each person for mental health spending.Ranking among the highest in the country.

Advocates agree ny has two many state hospitals 26.Decades of downsizing has created an anamaly there are two many hospitals and two few beds.There are only 4000 beds

Ny is one of a minority of states that still does not require mental health parity insurance.Timothys law a parity bill nearly passed in 2005 but stalled in the state senate.

On the positive side omh has developed a joint agreement with new york city to develop supportive housing.The plan will increase housing for 5,500 people with mental illness.These will be added to 31,000 already available.

Suicide numbers have been high in recent years so omh is investing in awareness,education and prevention.

per capita mental health spending 192.07 3rd in nation

per capita income 34,725 6th in nation

total mental health spending in millions 3,681 2nd in nation

suicide rank 49

If you want to participate in this years survey http://www.nami.org/mentalhealthservices includes version in spanish

Sunday, August 31, 2008

HOW TO EXPLAIN EMPLOYMENT GAPS

Whats the best way to explain an employment gap?It depends on the situation and what you did when you werent employed.
When listing dates on your resume you dont need to list the month/year if you were in the position for over a year or if your position spans multiple years.For example you could say 2000-2004(rather than june 2000-july2004)this gives you some room to cover the gaps.
Start your resume with a summary statement and career highlights section so you are highlighting your skills and accomplishments rather when you did what.
Did you volunteer or freelance when you werent employed.These experiences count as work and can be used on your resume.List them as you would other jobs.
Whats most important is to tell the truth.If you lie it will probably come back to haunt you.Employers verify work historyHonesty is the best policy good luck!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

FILLING OUT A JOB APPLICATION

Filling out an application is very important make sure your application is:

1)neat

2)legible

3)has your job descriptions

4)complete

5)shows contiuity in work history they will ask about gaps

Try not to use red flag words like: fired,quit,personal conflict,dissatisfied,arrested,fight with supervisior,didnt like the work,personal problems,no transportation

Use words like:mutual agreement,relocation,resigned,temp employment,seeking advancement,needed career change/growth
good luck

Friday, August 29, 2008

your rights as an employee with a disability

The americans with disabilities act requires employers to treat workers with disabilities equal in every part of employment.People with disabilities cannot be discriminated against because of their disability.

2)Employers cannot ask any question on the application that would give them information about your disability.example they couldnt ask would you need accommodations to do this job.

3)You can tell them if you want about your disability but they cant ask

4)Once you are offered the job you can ask about special accommodations you need on your job.Your employer can ask you for a letter from your dr confirming you need accommodations.

5)You have the right to all benefits the other employees receive.You cannot be denied health insurance

for more information call the disability resource group at 770-451-2340 or visit the website at http://www.gaada.info/

When you tell others about your disability you should anticipate misunderstanding and not be thrown off by them.Have information ready to correct the misconception.Try not to get defensive but be sympathetic about others point of view.
For more information on the americans with disabilities act of 1990 write to the
equal employment opportunity commission
1801 L street
nw,washington dc 20507
phone 202-663-4900

Thursday, August 28, 2008

TIPS ON INTERVIEWING

On the day of the interview you should dress appropriatly.If the job requires a suit and tie you should wear a suit and tie to the interview.Otherweis wear a nice suit and tie dress casually.Arrive at the interview 15 minutes early at least.Dont talk to much just answer the questions.Try to be as positive and confident as you can.Stress work ethic,dependability,punctuality.Some questions they may ask you are
1) tell me a little about yourself

2)what is your greatest strength

3)what is your greatest weakness

4)where do you see yourself in 10 years

5)what contribution can you make to the company

6)who is your role model

7)why did you leave your last job

8)how do you handle mistakes

9)what is your most notable accomplishment

always be positive be neat and clean shave dont fidget around to much eye contact ask your own questions like what do people like about working here good luck!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

supported employment services

Supported employment service is one part of capabilities inc.Capabilities inc is a non profit corporation that assists people with employment barriers to obtain their optimal vocational goals.Supported employment services is located at 1149 sullivan st in elmira ny.Vesid (vocational and educational services for individuals with disabilities)or cbvh(commision for the blind or visually handicap)has to refer people to supported employment services.Supported employment services is funded by state and county grants this means there is no cost to the consumer.The services are broken down into two phases:intensive and extended
Intensive services supplies a employment specialist.The goal is to find employment built around your needs and interests.creating resumes,assisting in completing applications,preparing for interviews,and developing basic job skills.Individuals can be in the intensive phase for up to 18 months then vesid will review the case and extend services as appropriate.Once you develop stability on the job the extended phase starts
Extended services assists you with maintaining employment and advancing in your career.

Monday, August 18, 2008

understanding emotional eating

Emotional eating is eating to fill psychological needs.When you experience this type of an urge to eat you might be aware that you dont really feel hungry you just feel like eating.At times you may have a craving for a treat food.Even more puzzling are the times you feel hungry even when you have just eaten a lot.From early on we have all been given food for many reasons besides hunger.; to express love or approval,to show hospitality,or to help us cope with negative experiences.Eating gets associated with feeling better.Now when you feel bad you may also feel hungry this may cause several problems
-it is hard for you to get a satisfaction from food you often want more than regular amounts

-you may only feel satisfied when you feel stuffed

-even when you get satisfied you feel hungry usually soon compared to others

Sunday, August 17, 2008

starting over with vesid

When you are part of supported employment (capabilities) and you are fired or quit a job you and your job coach have 12 weeks to find another job or they close your case.When your case is closed you start the whole process over again.You have to go to vesid and fill out paper work and get an intake interview.Vesid has 90 days to decide to open your case or not.If you are open then you have another intake appointment and decide if you want to work or get training or school.If you choose work you go to capabilities and do another intake with a lot of paper work and develop your work plan jobs youd like and not like and your working goals.Then you go to meet your employment specialist and go over your work plan and goals and you get started on finding a job. I was fired feb 8 and had my first appointment with my job coach aug 10 the process takes about 6 months but it is worth it. http://www.vesid.nysed.gov this is a link to vesid

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

supported employment

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Supported employment is a wonderful program.It is part of capabilities.The program gives support to disabled people who want to work.They supply many services they give pre work classes on many topics to empower you to be successful in the work place.They make you resumes and post them on line they help you with the applications with interview skills they do mock interviews.They will be with you on the job until your comfortable.They play as active a role in your job as you want.They help set life goals besides employment and always call you back when you call.They will even meet with you after their hours if your on the night shift.I love the program the people are nice and friendly and act as friends.They arent condesending to they give individual attention even tho they have big case loads.I would recommend the program to anyone.

wegmans

I worked for wegmans food mart for 8 years.I started pushing carts for them i did that for 3 years.Then i did maintenance and pushed carts.Then i was awarded a position inside in the grocery department.I participated in wegmans charity work money was deducted from my pay for the united way.Now i work with a program called supported emloyment through capabilities.I had an employment specialist or job coach who helps a lot.These people come to the job or offsite if you want and talk to you about problems you have at work.They help you solve the problems and talk to your boss about the problems and your progress on the job.You have to be refered to them through vesid vocational education for the disabled another great program.I dont have a perfect record at wegmans i admit ive had problems.My job coach has had meetings with my superiors.I have been suspended but i dont feel wegmans is sympathetic to my anxiety problems.I have ocd and anxiety.I developed diabetes a few months before i was fired and this caused foot problems i had to sit down sometimes because of my feet.The day i was fired i was called into the employee reps office and told i had my last chance and need to be let go.I was told to sign papers i was very nervous i couldnt think what to say.Every other time i did something that i had problems my job coach was called before i knew and we all had a meeting.This time my job coach wasnt informed i was just told to sign these papers look them over and sign.Then i clocked out and i went directly to my job coach he was shocked.He went over and talked to them but they didnt want to hear it.This happened feb 11 since them ive been working with a new therapist and psychiatrist my diabetes is under control i work out and the foot dr gave me corrective shoes that help a lot.Id like to work again to take pride in myself instead of drawing ssd but there are no jobs

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of july 08

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4th of july fireworks at eldridge park in elmira ny

ringo getting bath

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we were trying to give ringo a bath at keuka lake on july 6th ringo hates getting baths she was kicked out of the groomers so we have to give her baths and the lake is the easiest

Thursday, July 3, 2008

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this is poli

my dog ringo



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this is my dog ringo shes 15 years old and shes still very playful and healthy she loves people loves the lake

pioneer sports bar and grill

videopioneer sports bar and grill

south main st elmira ny

full menu featuring snoopy hot dogs daily specials subs salad rigatoni fishfry wraps chicken wings pierogis and much more play quick draw and video games or relax and watch one of the flat screen tvs kitchen opens at 11 daily

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008