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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
MSG Darren Sherrard
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CPT Aaron Kletzing
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has many good, talented people who go above and beyond for Veteran health care. It’s a shame that the negative stories tend to be the only ones that get picked up in the media.
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SPC Brian Saltzer
SPC Brian Saltzer
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Definitely not here at the Northport VA in New York
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LCpl Gary Tobin
LCpl Gary Tobin
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I have a lot of experience with V.A. health care. Unfortunately my experience is location is everything. The best and the worst. If you want some accountability there is a V.A. HOTLINE# [login to see] I got results positive results. Im learning to be more proactive, the squicky wheel gets the grease. And never give up. Here in Vermont the health care is exceptional.
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SrA Ronald Moore
SrA Ronald Moore
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Never mind what the media say, Try their services they render first.
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SSgt Glenn Martin
SSgt Glenn Martin
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I Agree, I use the VA in Prescott Arizona and they treat me GREAT. I have Never had a problem with the healthcare I'm provided. I've been using them 14 years.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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My wife was witness to a VA employment interview for a veteran. They asked him irrelevant job questions to negate his veterans preference, as the lab manager wanted to higher her friend.
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MSgt Nondestructive Inspection (NDI)
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Fire the lab manager
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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She was protected by higher ups.
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CPL Erik Rohe
CPL Erik Rohe
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File a grievance
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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We took them to court and won. CPL Erik Rohe
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good luck getting on, they called me four years after I submitted an application.
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SP5 Melinda McPherson
SP5 Melinda McPherson
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Persistence my ---- My VA did NOT hire me because the last interview I had I didn't open my blouse for the interviewers or hike up my skirt. They hired someone for the position who was far less qualified than I was (she was a store clerk) and used the excuse that I "didn't bring (my) personality up enough during the interview". Also, I wasn't hired due to AGE DISCRIMINATION, for every interview they hired less qualified people because they were YOUNGER than me. The only way to get hired at VA is to have a family member who already works there.
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SP5 Melinda McPherson
SP5 Melinda McPherson
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Persistence my --- I was eminently more qualified for two positions I interviewed for (I was VRA eligible and should have been a direct hire but they made me interview competitively) but VA hired the other candidate because they were YOUNGER than me. The only way to get hired at the VA is to have a family member who already works there. I went through median and got nothing! I was told by the person who set up the mediation that they might just offer me a job in either food service or housekeeping. They said they didn't have ANY jobs. I had also been told I could ask for money so I did. I asked to be paid at WG9 for six years and got told that not even the director was authorized to pay that much. If that's the case who hired the chief of staff for over $200,000.00 a year? I asked for WG9 for six years, I DID NOT say I wanted a lump sum. Seems to me the woman who set up the median was obviously working with the median group so to give a veteran a tiny hope of getting something knowing full well they'd get nothing. Also, I HAVE NEVER been notified officially via letter that I was not hired. They owe me for lost wages!!! Their HR person doesn't do her job.
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GySgt James Neary
GySgt James Neary
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I had applied a dozen times for different positions. I finally asked somebody how to get hired on. Her answer: LIE. One application later, I was finally at the right place at the right time and was hired on as a Material Handler at the warehouse. Ironically, the same day, I was offered a part time position in Housekeeping (after interviewing for a full time position). I've since moved on to a different facility and a different position since my first application. don't give up.
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Maj Scott Kiger, M.A.S.
Maj Scott Kiger, M.A.S.
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Hasn't been 4 years quite yet but they never called...
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