On other hand, we shouldn't let 'deaf culture way' of expressing gratiude or being grateful for interpreters, because interpreters are not our freinds, they are just loving their salarys and 'exciting parts of their jobs' we deafs gets mroe screwed... where's a good career for deaf people , apart from shitting on other deaf people in the face of 'service providers' they make me sick..... I hate them , while the self-serving deaf service coordinators claims they 'knows deaf needs' BULLSHIT they just follow orders and carry out need assessment which is nothing more than finding out the 'essential requirement' just to get pass the 'old social work standards' while maintaining control and oppression on deaf people
Terps know it all too well, being tipped in a deaf way it just a sneaky way to conceal their real status, as an exploitative one, preserving their approval (of their oppressive professional status). (Same goes for you CODAs).
Deaf people should realise big words like require, consent, form, appropriate, assessment, client are big words sure and were deliberately chosen to make deaf people feel 'important' when really they are not, just numbers and names in use for those have control. Deaf people shouldn't and shall not submit into their control.
Service providers or relations officers or Employment consultancy is just a few new big career for deaf people bent on power and 'do well' in maintaining a professional face are being applauded by hearing oppressors in in the name of the 'needs control industry', its just a cheaper more effective means of social control for the government to use traitorous deaf ambitous individuals replacing the old social welfare model when it was previously wer long-standing and now deemed politically incorrent 'mode of agency' not fitting in the current 'mode of production' in which follows much closer now to the information industry. Nothing more and nothing less.
So **** you interpreters, stop pandering on your so esteemed professionalism, better re-think your priority on how your profession is organised, better start becoming an alliance to the Deaf community for deaf rights and too bad if this seems to compromise your position for secured income, in fact it wont be so, because with more d/Deaf out in the real world actually fully participated your interpreting service will indeed get more boost (WHILE d/Deaf people are not exploited in extremes as well the inflexibility to access service would decline SHARPLY, but nope, conventional thinking says oppression is good, and said to be good for your income . what is the hell is wrong with you all??
Reba said "Interpreters can turn down assignments; they don't have to put up with abuse. If a consumer constantly offends interpreters, and one after another they turn down assignments with that consumer, then that consumer may find himself without any qualified interpreters available."
Well i disagree I do not believe interpreters should prejudge the deaf person based on gossips or reputation of that deaf person, (well there are exception) but like if a deaf person happens to show a racist comment or seemed to be angry, its really none of the intepreters business they can't play god, in much the same way as doctor can't refuse to aid sick gang members in the Emergency department for that don't know the full story, (neither full story should have anything to do with it anyway) , Interpreters shouldn't play god afterall they LEARNT Our language and they in principle have NO rights to demand monetary exchange and having full control of their 'service' my ass.
I happen to know an terp who declined to terp for a guy i know on the basis that he dont like a ethnic group, boasted of his dislike at deafclubs, thing is it has nothing to do that terps' life that he didnt like this group, funny thing is he didnt happen to belong a Nazi party or such, apparently it was discovered that this particular terp did some terping assignment for that illiterate low functioning deafie who claimed to be in a neo-nazi gang (his brother happen to be a member not really him) yet this terp was willing to work for him which i think its on the basis of pity - becuase of his lowly functionin skills. That should also be indicative to highlight where's the boundary of Deafness and Disability overlapps - hell the Terp shouldnt even play God.
That terp should be off the professional dock, as there was no consistency or professionalism on her party, just her petty 'deafie-wannabe-' attitude is all so PC , but then there is a lack of consistency for that BEING a out-right wannabe-Nazi is actually worse than saying he doesnt like a particular group. (Are terps so special? ):sure: like do they need PC people to 'protect them'