It is the feeling of that which is not returned; often involving “love”, but it can also encapsulate a sense of appreciation or adulation. Love itself is a peculiar concept; of the strength of it, whether it must by necessity involve a physical nature; of the relationships involved, and the complications that arise when it is unreturned. Unrequited love is a state of emptiness; and of anything unrequited — whether of appreciation; of engagement or involvement, leaves a sense of dissatisfaction.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition no longer allows the Federal or Postal employee to continue in one’s Federal or Postal career, the feeling or sense of being unrequited grows daily. The greater effort expended to extend one’s career no longer has any corresponding “return”. It is then time to consider filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire