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  • #16
    Originally posted by bob clark
    If I may be so inquisitive to ask, how are you employed?

    B.
    She's only mentioned it a bazillion times.

    Being born with a silver spoon in her mouth didn't hurt either.





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    • #17
      I think the forum is a great idea. I've now been employed fror 3 years post injury (I worked pre-injury too) and I know navigating the system's can be tricky and daunting. Especially in states with no Medicaid buy-in option.
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      • #18
        This is a great Idea. I think this will help people who lost their job after SCI.

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        • #19
          I've got to weigh in with the higher ed./ work forum people on this. I got the former but, due to a number of reasons having to do with both life/medical traumas and childhood programing, never "joined the workforce". At 63 I'm wishing I had while I had the chance. I'm ready now but neither the employers nor my body are.
          Creating such a forum would almost automatically "graduate" some of our more experienced members to....ah, forget that.

          It's a great idea.
          "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
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          • #20
            I think the idea of a work/education forum is a great idea...I belive that there was discussion/request quite a while back about an education forum..I don't know where that went...I would hope that this effort would garner enough interest to support the formation of a forum dedicated to education and employment issues...not to exclude ssi/ssdi...I think that these issues/questions/etc would def be more easily visible and less easily lost if they were in their own forum.
            'Chelle
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            "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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            • #21
              Originally posted by KVP612
              'Cause you've got a great bead on how nearly 15,000 registered members feel & act...
              Nope, but I can certainly comment on my observations of the most vocal members.

              C.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by hoff_10
                I think the forum is a great idea. I've now been employed fror 3 years post injury (I worked pre-injury too) and I know navigating the system's can be tricky and daunting. Especially in states with no Medicaid buy-in option.
                Do you know where to find a list of which states have this option?
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                  Nope, but I can certainly comment on my observations of the most vocal members.

                  C.
                  Yeah really, why bother with a work forum, you know all us SCI losers are just a bunch of lazy ass good for nothings. I mean just look at us, just casually sitting there motionless, we're a bunch of real go-getters, eh? I know myself I'd prefer to be getting my $350 a month off of Social Security and buying dog food with my foodstamps, but I am just too lazy and shiftless to bother quitting my job, oh well.

                  +1 on the werk forum. I'm sure I can suggest ways to dodge responsibility and maximizing the lack of work output, I'm real good at that. Uh oh, I think the boss is coming...time to grab the clipboard and look serious, makes me look real busy!

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                  • #24
                    Great idea!

                    I'd like to know the system and how to work it. I've been working and like cass I'm getting tired. I went p/t and now $ is a rarity.


                    i see some guys set up trusts and foundations etc. I want to be rich too!
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                      Nope, but I can certainly comment on my observations of the most vocal members.

                      C.

                      Go ahead. We are all waiting anxiosly for your wisdom.
                      If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.


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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by november
                        Do you know where to find a list of which states have this option?
                        http://www.workworld.org/wwwebhelp/medicaid_buy_in.htm

                        This site has a list but it really needs to be updated as more states in the pending colum have passed a buy-in like Idaho.

                        You can also learn more about a buy-in at

                        http://www.cms.hhs.gov/TWWIA/07_BuyIn.asp

                        and

                        http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/disab...caidbuy-in.asp
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                        • #27
                          A work/education forum is a great idea (and maybe the Tiger also could get a decent job then).

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                            Nope, but I can certainly comment on my observations of the most vocal members.

                            C.
                            Those who are most vocal don't necessarily represent the majority.

                            As for an education/work forum, I'm all for. Returning to work or school isn't as simple as finding a job or just picking class schedules. There are myriad factors to be considered.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                              Nope, but I can certainly comment on my observations of the most vocal members.

                              C.
                              Pride goeth before a fall. I hope you aren't as insufferably SMUG as you seem to be in this thread. Ick.

                              You seem to imply that the majority of us are welfare-mentality. I guess we were all hoping for SCI so we could collect that big paycheck (and that primo government health insurance) and never have to work for a living.

                              You were blessed in family resources and injury level.

                              I'd love to be happy for you. But. You. Seem. So. SMUG.

                              I'm sorry to go off topic. This thread is important.

                              P.S. I'd like links to the lazy vocal majority, please.

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                              • #30
                                Yay Betheny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

                                You Are Sooooooo Right

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