I finally received the verdict on the SSDI (disability) case. It was postmarked one month ago and it was just delivered a full month after. It was denied. So, I decided to look at my options. I am talking to people next week about a possible job. I am very excited about this prospect and hopeful for a good outcome! I am nervous too. I want to present well at the meeting and after. I am naturally concerned some about mental health issues if I take on employment. I could potentially redevelop eating issues or problems with PTSD. I will continue mental health treatment to make sure things stay okay and in check. I don’t want to go back to where I once was. I am doing better now. Not perfect, but better. I have some ADHD issues that can’t be fully controlled due to medication problems so I have to try and make a lot of notes. I started using Evernote on my phone for notes and it helps. I use Google calendar to help me keep track of appointments and events. While I’m talking about them… God Bless Google! Anyway, I really hope everything works out. Please say a prayer and wish me luck for the interviews I have this next Tuesday, October 30th. Thanks!
Meet Lisha. She is homeless in Chicago with a daughter who is 12 years old. She is in desperate need of help with clothes, food, hygiene, obtaining employment, housing, to name a few. Her daughter also needs school supplies. She will accept any offer off employment. I talked to her about possibly being a vendor of Street Wise magazine to help a little with expenses and with her approval showed her to the Street Wise offices where she met office staff. I happy to say that she will attend an orientation soon. She has been sober from drugs for six months and obtains regular treatment. If you can help this mother and child in ANY form possible, please contact me! She has a mailing address available for her to use, as well as an email address. I will be happy to give this information to anyone who can help! Thank you so much!
UPDATE 12pm Aug 8, 2012:
Holy #RamonWOW! @Ramon_DeLeon of Domino’s in Chicago has offered pizza for this homeless family! Awesome and thank you, Ramon! Who else will step up to help?!
UPDATE 1:15pm Aug 9, 2012:
I have an offer of school supplies and bus fare by @trohner1 and @Ramon_DeLeon! She doesn’t know yet–I am at the @StreetWise_Chi office while Lisha attends Vendor Orientation.
UPDATE 2:20pm Aug 9, 2012:
Awesome! @mafiahairdreser willl give a back-to-school haircut!!
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Tagged Chicago, Domino's, employment, help, homeless, pizza, RamonWOW, Street Wise
If you are extroverted and live, eat, and dream of Butterfinger candy bars all day and night long, are over-experienced with social media sites, have a camera/video phone, computer and internet, then you may want to consider applying for this Butterfingertastic position! It sounds so awesome! A more than perfect virtual opportunity for anyone!!
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Ever consider participating in clinical research studies? I just got an email–Spaulding Clinical Research in West Bend, WI needs volunteers–who will be compensated up to $2,000. Acceptable applicants need to be healthy non-smokers, age between 18-50 years old, and have a body mass index between 18 and 32. They screen applicants on June 10, 11 and 12th. Go to the Spaulding Clinical website or call (800) 597-4507 for more information!
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Tagged Chicago, Clinical, employment, homeless, homelessness, job, jobs, Pads, Pads Chicago, padschicago, poverty, Research, Spaulding, temp, West Bend, WI, Wisconsin, work
I have just added a new Careers page on the Pads Chicago website! Currently there is a list of links to several job related websites, and this list will continue to grow. I also plan to add other information and possibly some downloads in the future.
Also, as always, I urge you to click on the any ads that interest you. Each click will help fund my work and help me to help all of you!
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