Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

We're not alone.....keep swimming

Some days, you search for just one story like yours, and there's just nothing out there.  Some days even the basic ADA links won't take you where they're supposed to.  It's as if we're each destined to re-invent the wheel, rather than learn from each other.

Partly, it may be that our stories are all so unique that we have to build our own wheel.  It also may be the sensitivity of the topic.  Partly it is very likely and validly the fear of damaging our case or claim or hire-ability.  And we're often just too tired or down to want to write about it.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

ADA and CFS (article link)

"It is not a question of whether or not you can do the job, but whether or not the job is accessible to you and your co-workers receptive to you."

Read the article here

"People with CFS face a tremendous economic challenge. Some persons with CFS are forced into the nightmare of red tape seeking financial assistance from the federal government. Others are trying to remain economically independent by seeking new employment, remaining in present positions or attempting to return to work. These persons with CFS may benefit from some accommodation from their employers. But, CFS may be an invisible disability. There may be no readily apparent need for accommodation. This may cause a misunderstanding in the work place. A person with CFS may be perceived as being: lazy, unmotivated or antisocial. This may create a stressful work environment and lower the person's "with CFS" chances for success."