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Confusing Paul Jardine

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Message Type: Complaint
Topic: Other
Contact Info: Yes
M/M: Mr.
First Name: Scott
Middle Name: A
Last Name: Hutchins
Company: The Bowery Mission Transitional Center
Street Address: 45-51 Avenue D
Address Number: 306
City: New York
State: NY
Country: United States
Work Phone #: 10009
Email Address: scottandrewhutchins@yahoo.com
Message: Paul Jardine probably will not be able to understand this because of his limited reading comprehension skills, but I object to this shelters laundry policy. They wash whatever we can fit into a pillowcase. I should be in a shelter at which I can do as much laundry as I see fit without paying. I did not see fit to complain until HRA incompetence and laziness cost me the job that I was supposed to start this morning. Of course, because we have private rooms here, I do not wish to change shelters. I just want to be able to do my laundry thoroughly and efficiently without drawing off my 45 a month in public assistance, which I need for transportation. At Bellevue, Eddie Harris, and Bronx Park Ave, we did it ourselves for free. The only reason I didnt complain about Third Streets 10 garment full service policy is because I was on unemployment at the time and could afford to take it to the laundromat.

Paul Jardine probably will not be able to understand this because of his limited reading comprehension skills, but I object to this shelter’s laundry policy. They wash whatever we can fit into a pillowcase. I should be in a shelter at which I can do as much laundry as I see fit without paying. I did not see fit to complain until HRA incompetence and laziness cost me the job that I was supposed to start this morning. Of course, because we have private rooms here, I do not wish to change shelters. I just want to be able to do my laundry thoroughly and efficiently without drawing off my $45 a month in public assistance, which I need for transportation. At Bellevue, Eddie Harris, and Bronx Park Ave, we did it ourselves for free. The only reason I didn’t complain about Third Street’s 10 garment full service policy is because I was on unemployment at the time and could afford to take it to the laundromat.

A System Set Up for Us to Fail

The one problem with starting my new position on August 11 was the BEV review, without which, I could not continue to receive Medicaid, as the job does not provide benefits, and, for example, Oxybutynin ER costs $189 out of pocket (not to be confused with Oxybutynin, which Target sells for $5, and doesn’t work on me in any dosage).   I called the rescheduling line (718-254-0400), and they said that they could postpone the BEV review, but not allow me to have it earlier.  I was given another line to call (718-752-7001), but the woman who answered said that she couldn’t help either.  She gave me the lines for Ms. Espinal (718-784-6900), and her supervisor, Thomas Lucas (718-752-7979).  I left a voice mail with the former.  I got the latter on the line, and he asked me for the 718-752-7001 number and then told me to call him back in twenty minutes.  Twenty minutes later, I called him, and he said, in a very condescending voice, “I don’t reschedule appointments. Thank you. Goodbye,” and hung up before I could get another word in.  When I was at HRA to turn in documentation, the receptionist told me that I could not reschedule the appointment earlier.  The worker to whom I turned in the documentation spoke to someone there, and got the same response.  She said that she wasn’t going to send me to the fourth floor without Mr. Lucas’s OK, and that it was extremely important to make my appointment on Monday.

I called my contact at the staffing service and said that there was no way to reschedule this appointment, because seven HRA workers had said that it could not be done, including the supervisor.  My contact at MFY Legal Services, whose specialty is benefits, said that the reality is that their software does not allow them to move the appointment earlier.  I finally got the OK to start Tuesday at 11:44 AM Friday, but then at 3:50 this afternoon got notice that the position had been canceled.  I believe I lost the job because Thomas Lucas is too lazy and unprofessional to do his job properly, and will continue to believe so unless something other than the move of my start date to Tuesday is the cause of the end of the position. Thus, I have another piece of evidence that my homelessness is entirely the fault of others.

Today, I also received notice that I was past due on my student loan payment.  When I logged in, I discovered that no one had bothered to tell me that my July 8 unemployment deferment had been denied because I am no longer receiving unemployment benefits, so I had to submit an economic hardship deferment instead.

This reminds me of the Rutgers situation I learned about from Occupy meetings.  A married couple of professors at the highest non-managerial pay rate at Rutgers have too much student loan debt to live in the middle class part of town, so the university hires professors from Europe and Asia, whose educations were paid for entirely by their home country’s government. They don’t want to have their professors living in lower class neighborhoods, and instead of paying more, they simply look elsewhere for their hires.

If the United States government wasn’t too busy kowtowing to the wealthy crybabies who fund them instead of doing the will of the people whom they supposedly represent, all student loan debts would be paid by the government, and all education going forward would be paid by the government the way it is done in social democracies such as Germany, Japan, and India. At the very least, they need to repeal the unconstitutional law that prevents discharge of student loans in bankruptcy.  The link in the previous sentence links to my commentary on Moe Tkacik’s Reuters article exposing this unconstitutionality. She (Moe is short for Maureen) and I met at an Occupy meeting in early January. I asked for permission to quote some things from her e-mail to me, but she never responded to give me consent, so I never did so. She said in person that she thinks that the reasons I can’t find a job is because employers today want employees who are malleable, sycophantic, and shallow, and that these traits are impossible to fake. I never thought of, nor was I raised to believe, that being sycophantic or shallow as positive traits, and I don’t think that I’m not malleable. She gave up her journalism job (top paid at her firm and a name journalist in the D.C. area) because working at a restaurant paid her more. Until she learned of my leg and foot neuropathy, she thought that I should get a job at a French restaurant since I speak French rather than Spanish, which is pretty much essential these days for any restaurant job. She said that I was essentially fucked because these jobs are impractical in my condition. I looked up success rate for Lyrica and Gabapentin, and it turns out it’s only around 60%, which means I’m not exactly weird for these medications not improving my condition. I guess the one good thing about not having this job is that I can go to physical therapy, although the physical therapy I received in 2005-6 did absolutely nothing to improve my condition–only chiropractic did that.

What we have is someone with connections whose only job is to sit back and get a paycheck because he has connections (Lucas’s LinkedIn profile mentions he was in a rotary club in Houston prior to becoming a supervisor at HRA) choosing not to work and costing me a job. This is a clear-cut case of why my homelessness is a systemic issue based upon the choices of the rich.

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Transferred to The Bowery Mission

The Bowery Mission shelter at 45-51 Avenue D isn’t too bad since you get your own room–14 men on a floor, although it’s a half hour walk to the nearest subway station. At least the bus comes once every few minutes through most parts of the day and week. The room is only slightly larger than my area at previous shelters, but at least it’s private. There is a lot of B.S. in the handbook involving preparing people for food service and maintenance jobs, but I will presumably be exempt from these between my medical documentation and my employment status. They don’t give bag lunches unless you are working, so I’ll be going kind of hungry until Monday. Still, I immediately had two extremely valid complaints for the commissioner of DHS:

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Message Type: Complaint
Topic: Other
Contact Info: Yes
M/M: Mr.
First Name: Scott
Middle Name: A
Last Name: Hutchins
Company: Bowery Mission
Street Address: 45-51 Avenue D
Address Number: 306
City: New York
State: NY
Postal Code: 10009
Country: United States
Work Phone #:
Email Address: scottandrewhutchins@yahoo.com
Message: (1/2) There are signs all over the shelter, even in the elevator, demanding surrender of prescription medication to the operations manager. This is an illegal and unconstitutional breach of privacy, and the shelter should not have a right to kick out tenants based on non-compliance with this rule. In my case, I will simply forget to take my medicine if I dont have it in my room.

(1/2) There are signs all over the shelter, even in the elevator, demanding surrender of prescription medication to the operations manager. This is an illegal and unconstitutional breach of privacy, and the shelter should not have a right to kick out tenants based on non-compliance with this rule. In my case, I will simply forget to take my medicine if I dont have it in my room.

 

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Message Type: Complaint
Topic: Other
Contact Info: Yes
M/M: Mr.
First Name: Scott
Middle Name: A
Last Name: Hutchins
Company: The Bowery Mission
Street Address: 45-51 Avenue D
Address Number: 306
City: New York
State: NY
Postal Code: 10009
Country: United States
Work Phone #:
Email Address: scottandrewhutchins@yahoo.com
Message: (2/2) The shelter can show the Callahan inspectors that there are three showers on the sleeping floor (I dont know if they all work), but the reality is that two of them are kept locked at all time. Beginning Monday, April 11, I will be starting a new job at which I need to report at 8:30 AM. If I am late to my job and lose it as a result of lack of access to a shower, the shelter can expect a 32,000 lawsuit–roughly a years salary. The building is not air conditioned (nor are we allowed to put one in), and an air conditioner just outside my window in the facing building increases the heat in my room, making showering in the evening not particularly useful. Please enforce the opening of the other showers.

 

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(2/2)  The shelter can show the Callahan inspectors that there are three showers on the sleeping floor (I dont know if they all work), but the reality is that two of them are kept locked at all time. Beginning Monday, April 11, I will be starting a new job at which I need to report at 8:30 AM. If I am late to my job and lose it as a result of lack of access to a shower, the shelter can expect a 32,000 lawsuit–roughly a years salary. The building is not air conditioned (nor are we allowed to put one in), and an air conditioner just outside my window in the facing building increases the heat in my room, making showering in the evening not particularly useful. Please enforce the opening of the other showers.

 

(The NYC.gov system cannot handle apostrophes, quotation marks, dollar signs, and I don’t know what other characters.)

 

Before the guards at Bronx Park Avenue  got lax and didn’t call out my prescription medicine, I didn’t forget to take my medication most of the time, but I did sometimes, and that is my point.

As of August 11, I am Employed

I will be working for Goodtemps at the New York City Department of Buildings as an Office Assistant II in the Asset Management division at a rate of $15.67 per hour, 8:30-4:30 with possible overtime. If all goes well, I will be leaving the NYC shelter system soon.

Bad News–Transfer and No Job Yet

Paul Jardine at least had the decency to give me notice on the transfer, which was not the case in any of my previous transfers, which I learned the day of and occurred late at night.  As of Monday, I will be transferred to the Bowery shelter at 4551 Avenue D in Manhattan.  I have heard horrible things about it, including that they don’t give us bag lunches.  With my public assistance and food stamps lapsed as a result of the false information from Angelica Jiménez and Natalya Castro, this could prove a problem in the early weeks of the position when I have not been paid.

Unfortunately, I was told yesterday that the position was mine and that I would not need to interview for it.  That information was corrected today, and I will need to interview for the position tomorrow.  I did not see the e-mail until I told Paul Jardine via e-mail that the position was mine, and as such, I need to remain in a working shelter.

Samsung’s Incompetent Customer Service

Message to Samsung on July 30, 2012, 4:27 PM

I have twice contacted customer service with regard to a USB adaptor to connect my Safelink phone with discontinued service so that I can continue using the camera. Both Reese on July 24 and Valarie on July 21 have chosen to answer very different questions from what I asked, suggesting that they are either robots picking up keywords or are lacking in basic reading comprehension skills. Please scrutinize the ability of these people to do their job. They are wasting my time, since I have to resubmit my request every time they fail to answer the question that was actually asked.

 

 

 
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Dear Scott,

Thank you for contacting Samsung Telecommunications America.

After reviewing your email, we understand that you would like to transfer pictures from device (SGH-T404G) to PC.

We are sorry to inform you that, the support for Carrier related phone models is not available with Samsung as the service and support for those models is provided by the Carrier. The support for Carriers like Tracfone, StraightTalk and Net10 is provided by the concerned Carrier and Samsung support do not have the information to trouble shoot the issue. However, we will assist you with the basic troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. Please follow below steps to transfer the pictures from device to PC.

1. Make sure the phone memory card is inserted in your phone.
2. Connect your phone to your PC by inserting the USB end of your connection cable to the PC and the other end to your phone’s charging slot.
3.“USB now in use” will appear on your screen.
4. On your computer, go to “My Computer” and click on “Removable Disk (E:).”
5. Go to your PC and select the file you want to copy and drag and drop it to the Removable Disk (E:) in the “Music” folder.
6. When you are finished transferring your music files, click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon located on the lower right side of your computer screen.
7. Highlight “Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device,” then right click on your mouse.
8. Your computer should display “Safe to remove hardware.” Now you can disconnect the USB cable from your phone.

If the issue persists, We request you to contact TracFone Support team for further assistance. We will be more than happy to provide the contact details for you.

You can contact TracFone Voice support at 1-800-867-7183 or Click below web-link to reach them online. http://www.tracfone.com/contact.jsp .

Should you have more questions regarding your Samsung Mobile Phone, you can also reach out to our chat support team by accessing the following link. Live Chat is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Have a wonderful day!

Link: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/contact

Thank you for your continued interest in Samsung products.

Sincerely,
Reese,
Technical Support.

While You Live A Life Of Privilege…

Originally posted on shelbycourtland:

lavish spending

While you sleep the sleep of the dead,
a child in Africa has no bed.

While you buy your Starbucks coffee,
a mother in Gaza holds her child’s dead body.

While you tweet about Miley’s twerk,
a stressed out soldier just went berserk.

While you gas up the SUV,
fuel tanks burn in Tripoli.

While you head to lunch at noon,
the CIA trains another goon.

While you shop with your credit card,
in Iraq, live the battle scarred.

While you take your dog for a walk,
at a homeless vet, you merely gawk.

While you live a life of privilege,
your whole world is a distorted image.

While you shy away from life,
into our world, evil twists the knife.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland

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