We disregard them at our own peril; but, then, that is the very point of it, isn’t it?
To disregard is to deliberately ignore, based upon the erroneous belief that to live in ignorance is to embrace a state of bliss, as knowledge is the pathway taken by the original sin of the apple. Safety is sought in silence; comfort, in the monotony of unreflected misgivings. We disregard because it is convenient to do so.
Signs of an impending problem, we may ignore by choice as a way of procrastinating the inevitable; or even the nagging sense that something is about to occur — we disregard that voice of reason because, to listen to that voice would require the greater effort of considering the future.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal worker from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, to disregard the many voices competing for your attention is a sure pathway to disaster.
Consider those voices: The agency’s voice warning of adverse actions; the doctor’s voice warning of health consequences; your family’s voices of concern; and most importantly, your own voice that admits that change must by necessity come about. Federal Disability Retirement is an option that should be considered when all of those voices come about in a coordinated chorus of concern: Seek the voice of an experienced attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, and begin to regard those disregarded voices — today.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire