One of my supervisors only gave me 3 of the 6 months of probabtion training, waited for the most opportune time to give me a 2 week notice, and exaggerated my inabilities.... more »
New requirements have been implemented with Section 511 of the Rehabilitation Act and Developmental Disabilities. There are now questionable situations surfacing where people with disabilities are not getting paid to avoid these requirements. If an employer including a sheltered workshop is selling the material or service where they are making a profit, then the person should be paid and be paid fairly.
We contact 3 other businesses that do similar work as we do. We request the pay rate for an experienced worker. After receiving... more »
In 2003, I went to work for a sheltered workshop in waupaca county. I was there for 8 years. During my time there, was often retaliated against by staff for speaking my mind.
To add insult to already difficult situation. I was told by the staff that I was unemployable. As another hard knock I was paid $4.28 an hour piece rate.... more »
Why do we focus on money if it doesn't matter? (Rep Payee)
So if it is true work why are they not treated like a real employee?
Mental, physical, & sexual abuse-the reality no one talks about?
Why can't we just do something different?
Dignity in risk- have we lost site of the possibilities!
Above are just some of my first thoughts when we consider should we or shouldn't we have... more »