I live in the Bridgetown area of Cincinnati, Ohio. I enjoy watching the TV show “Two and a Half Men” and good westerns movies. I also enjoy dancing with my wife at dance clubs such as Jim and Jack and Guys and Dolls. I used to work as a computer programmer and operator and graduated from Cincinnati Technology Institute with a degree in data processing. After graduation, my first job was at Welfare Finance for two years. I started off as a bill collector for six months, and when the company started a computer department I became a computer operator. I also worked for Bethesda Hospital as the night shift computer operator and later worked in Kentucky with car inventories for two years as a computer operator. I then went to work at Elmex as the second shift operator. I performed the job as a computer operator well, but was not satisfied and wanted to do computer programming. That is what I went to school for, there is more to do, and it is more challenging.
I then went to work for Porter Precision as the operations manager. During this time I went back to school for RPG programming because that is the program that was used at Porter Precision. I wrote four or five programs for the company. Then I went to work for Untied Way for four years doing programming and operating and then took a job in Kendal Futuro for four years designing systems and programming. I later started working for Williamson Heating as a programmer. The manager quit and I became the director of IT. This was a challenging job because everyone who was working for the company were new employees and did not know how the company had been run in the past. So I stayed for another year and then started to work for Libel Flairsheim as a computer programmer. I worked for the company for eight years and a half until the company was having trouble. My last IT job was for Hillshire Farming and Kahn’s for nine and a half years as the senior programmer. I was unemployed for a year and during that time I worked for three months as a self-employed consultant for KAO. I then started to work in a warehouse for Dell. I enjoyed my employment experiences because I was always under good management.
I had a heart attack when I was working for the company that was shipping products for Dell. I acquired a brain injury due to a lack of oxygen reaching my brain from the heart attack and did not work for six months. I did not like this because I had nothing to do all day when everyone else was at work. I had difficulty with my memory and had difficulty remembering the tasks of a computer programmer. My doctor told me that I would not be able to go into programming again because a programmer needs to be constantly creating new things. My doctor said that I needed a job where I am doing repetitive tasks.
I went through the Bureau Vocation Rehab (BVR) and found a job at Kroger. I was employed for three years, but did not have a good experience due to the poor management in the store. After a dispute, I no longer worked for Kroger. I went back to BVR, but was not set up for an interview for a year. I told them that I was going to send a complaint to Social Security, but the next day BVR had set me up with an interview with InRETURN.
I like InRETURN because it is easy going. The tasks are not complex and my favorite job is working in the Dap area. I also like the management of InRETURN. I believe that I help InRETURN succeed as a business because I am a reliable employee. I always go to work and do what I’m told. I am able to perform the jobs that are assigned to me. I believe that InRETURN has given me something to do during the day.