If I buy a monthly Metrocard, I will be punished.
My caseworker was bad enough scheduling my ILP review for 12:45 when I’d prefer them to be early so I can leave for Brooklyn College, but when I arrived, I was told to come back at 1:30, then at 1:30, I was told to come back at 1:45. When he finally saw me, he said that they have to work on getting me out, even though I don’t have enough income to rent any apartment. The perverts want me to spend the $1,600 I have saved on rent, then get evicted and start over in the shelter system at square one. He insisted that he will be meeting with me once a week instead of once every few weeks, and that each week, my savings account must increase by $50 each week, regardless of the fact that my food stamps have been cut and that I have a $203 bill each month.
This week is particularly egregious. I receive $112 per week, and a monthly Metrocard is $112. There is no more economical card than the monthly, so I will spend more on transportation in a month if I have to buy any other sort. He also expects me to apply for ten jobs by next Wednesday. I will have very limited computer access over the four-day weekend, and my go-to for quantity, CareerBuilder, as of yesterday, was showing me jobs that it says I applied to on June 12 (although my e-mails show I applied on June 11). He says that his supervisors won’t like it if my savings doesn’t go up by $50. Well, I have no problem showing him the receipt that I used the entirety of my week’s unemployment for a Metrocard. If I get in trouble, as he seems to imply, this is a very serious matter. He was telling me to go outside the box in terms of the sorts of jobs I am willing to accept. A job with prolonged standing is a job of profound torture in my medical condition. I will not accept such a job, and a driving job is also unfeasible with sciatica and overactive bladder. I don’t understand why any intelligent person would expect me to think outside the box of a desk job.