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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation — Department of Vocational Rejection
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
I have been working with DVR for help finding a job. What you don't know is that they don't actually *help* you find a job - they are only there to hound you along the way. Read on...
I started working with DVR in 2005 when I graduated from high school. I then enrolled in the IT program at a local technical college. DVR was supposed to provide funding but never did. I qualified for financial aid, so it wouldn't have mattered. I received my Associate Degree in May 2008.
Six months after I graduated from college, DVR hooked me up with TSA (a third-party employment agency - real name has been abbreviated), which set up a work experience for me at a local business. I have autism and cannot handle loud noises. They don't care - you must complete the entire work experience or DVR will close your file.
I made it through the 20-day work experience, but the fun is not over yet. I was expected to do everything on my own - create a resume, search for job openings, submit applications, etc. I searched every possible job search website and could not find any IT jobs in the area. I told my case worker from TSA about this and her response was, "I am working with someone else who also has an IT degree and he is finding them".
Since I qualify for the Ticket to Work program, I contacted someone else from TSA to find out what services they provide. DVR found out that I was now working directly with TSA, so DVR closed my file. I didn't care, since DVR is nothing but crap.
I waited one month to receive a response from TSA. I was delighted to find out that the Ticket to Work program is meant for those who are willing to work full-time. Due to my disability, I cannot handle working full-time. Therefore, TSA refused to work with me.
For those who are on disability and wishing to obtain employment, don't bother working with DVR - they will give you nothing but trouble. Although most employment agencies charge for their services, they have more experience working with people with disabilities.