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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PayPal is Now Available to Purchase My eBook

I'm now accepting PayPal as another payment option. However, it is not embedded on Selz (the site I'm using to sell my book), so if you prefer to use PayPal to buy the book titled "What Every Deaf Person Needs to Know", please contact me though my Selz store.

That's it for now. I thought I should let you guys know.

Have a good week, everybody!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Is Using Relay Call Bad Move for Job Interview?

A clothing company recently emailed me, saying they would like to interview me for a seamstress
position. They had no idea at all that I was deaf, & I didn't even bother to disclose it to them anyway because it was really none of their business. They said my resume had been on their file for a while. If I remember correctly, the last time I submitted a job application to their company's website was about 4 years ago. After that, they never respond to my resume. I just assumed they'd found someone with more experience than me.
The recruiter wanted to interview me by phone, so they asked for my phone number. They wanted to know more about my sewing experience, my education, & what I have done since I last sent them the job application. Of course, I gave them my number, & still, I did not mention the fact that it was a video relay. In the back of my mind, I was nervous about how they would react to it when they call. I did not know how to tell them for fear that it might influence their opinion of me as a professional.
A day later...
I sat by my phone and waited for a call at an exact time they said they'd call because I did not like having that call go to the sign mail if I miss it. Finally, the visual ringing came up on my phone's screen, prompting me to thumb-touch on the little green phone-shaped icon. A video popped up as it showed a sign language interpreter explaining (I hate that part!) to the caller about the video relay.
After the interpreter finished explaining, the caller sounded somewhat confused for a few moment at first & then cleared her throat. She began by asking, "uh, this Sarah?"
I replied, "Yes, this is Sarah."
She then said, "We wanted to interview you about one of our available positions for seamstresses. We reviewed your resume & wanted to know what you have done since you last submitted your job application?" Or something along that line.
I answered her questions & elaborated my experience of working as a seamstress. It lasted about five minutes of our phone interview, & then she said she'd call me to set up a real job interview, which she never did. I'm sure she's found someone who was more qualified than me, but that's OK.
I have to say, conversing in the video relay with a job interviewer who had never heard of it made the situation very awkward. Should I have explained the relay call to recruiter before doing a job interview? I feared it might confuse them because it wasn't something they have accustomed to.
Have you ever encountered a problem like this?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Any Deaf Out There Still Can't Find A Job?

Hello, everyone! I hope your life is treating you well! It's been a while since the last time I posted here, & I do not know how you guys are doing. Any of you Deafies have finally landed a job? Yes? No? Not really?
If you are unemployed for some time & going to about ten job interviews a week or a month, feel free to share your experience here or ask any questions. This is a discussion where you can ask for advice on job interview in person/during a phone conversation, job application, resume, how to connect with the right people, deaf discrimination, & you name it! I will be here to answer any questions you may have. This also applies to those who are employed but have some problems with their boss and/or co-workers.
If you are Deaf & currently employed & would like to share a few cents of your own, please feel free to do so!
I wish you a good luck in finding what you are looking for.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Hello! I am back!

I know it's been a while since I last posted & want you guys to know that I did not forget you all! I've been really busy & had trouble with Internet connection as well as my phone! Now, my phone works so that I can update regularly here & on Facebook.

So...I am seeing something new everyday about Deaf life & issues, so that is something I would like to share with the Deaf world.

I will start a new blog soon, but this time, it's a little different from what I've done before. So stay tuned!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Possible Employment Solutions for Deaf/HoH

As I have been spending time searching for a job, I am realizing more and more that employers are only looking for experienced workers and that employers want the best of the best even for a dishwasher. I honestly can't tell you how extremely picky they are about who they hire. It's clear that they don't have time to train new employees. It puts jobseekers with limited or no experience at serious disadvantage. They can't go anywhere with that as the job market is getting tighter and tighter. It's just sad.

I am sure we all are wondering how we would get some work experience. Volunteering is the first thing that comes to mind, of course, but having trained or proper skills would make it easier for you to get a job. You could go to your local community college and look for some types of training programs that interest you. A certain job should be one of the growing demands in today's job market. It costs money and takes a couple of months or more to complete the training classes, but if you're really out of options, then it may be the only way to obtain an employment.

There's another way you could advertise yourself as, say, a graphic designer, a seamstress, or a mover on Craigslist's "Job Wanted" and/or "Skilled Trades" sections. You'd be surprised by how many people (minus scammers, of course) would respond to your ad. They might give you a project to do for them or even offer you a long-term position. So, give it a try and keep trying! However, you must safeguard your personal information and even your name when someone responds to your ad and arrange a meeting with them in a public place (library, cafĂ©, etc.). Use your common sense and beware of any scam artists or some kind of weirdos out there.

Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook website for people who live in USA and need a new career change:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

My New eBook "What Every Deaf Person Needs to Know"

My new ebook called "What Every Deaf Person Needs to Know" is now available in pdf format only for $3.00. This ebook is mainly based on my life story as a Deaf person who has been dealing with audism and discrimination in college and hiring employment. In this book, I discussed a lot of shocking details about how college instructors treated me when I was in college and how hiring employers reacted after finding out I was deaf. After explaining all of things happened to me, I included the analyses of why many Deaf people struggle to find a job and why some if not more hiring employers avoid dealing with Deaf individuals.

This book contains fourteen chapters and is only available in pdf format that you can download from any device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) as long as it has the Adobe Acrobat or readable PDF.

To buy my ebook, go to this link:

If you have any questions or concerns about this ebook or anything else, don't hesitate to ask me.

Thanks for the reading!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Why Does The Article Piss You Off?

I read a lot of comments on the "Reasons Employers Won't Hire Deaf Applicants" article, which can be found at I would like to say thank you to those who took their time to write and express what they had to say. It's very interesting to see so many different point of views as to why most Deaf folks struggle to find a job. Some of them even change the way I look at myself as a Deaf person and how the hearing society sees Deaf people. The reason I am writing this is because I would like to address and give my two cents to some of those comments.

Some people said that it is not true because Deaf people still want to be on SSI and are too lazy to do anything, or that their attitude and behavior are the reasons employers don't want them. Some of them can't even handle the fact that employers don't want Deaf people just because they are deaf. Others simply said they know someone who is deaf has a good jobokay, but that does not take away the fact that the unemployment and underemployment rates for deaf individuals are still high in the U.S. Economic crisis and recession just make it even worse.

I am not angered or bothered by these comments because I believe each one of us is entitled to our own opinion. There is nothing wrong with speaking your mind. Both agreements and disagreements are very much welcomed here. I am really interested in seeing different opinions and ideas from the rest of you guys, which help me see things in a different perspective.

However, you can't state something without providing some type of evidence to back it up and expect me to just take it as is. A statement without any back-up evidence or fact, to me, is just worthless. As I've said before, I do not have any problems with some people who disagreed with my articles as long as their comments are respectful and intelligible. An angry comment with big caption letters, exclamation mark, and insulting words is simply unacceptable. I do consider that to be bullying and harassment. It's just too immature in my opinion.

What I am noticing is that some of the hearing commenters are more upset than Deaf by the article of "Reasons Employers Won't Hire Deaf Applicants". Why? I don't know. I guess it could be either they are secretly ashamed of the fact that their own people are rejecting Deaf people or... well, actually, I think it's only that. What else could it be? They don't like it when I am telling the truth, but you know what? Face it.

Some hearing people who are upset about the R.E.W.H.D.A. say they know a deaf person, whether it's their spouse, family member, or friend, who has a very good job. Instead of just cursing, how about inviting them over here and share their experience and tips of how they got a good job? Also, since you are hearing and have never been in a deaf person's shoes, who are you to speak on this subject, anyway? What do you really know? Here's an ideawhy don't you just learn some sign language, wear earplugs, go out into the world and see what it's like to be deaf?

That's all I needed to say.

Thanks for the reading!