It is a prefatory phrase that forces one to weigh the choices that are available, and by doing so, be compelled to finally make a needed decision. Decisions are often hard to make. There are some who become paralyzed merely in being presented with various choices in life, while others appear to breeze through the elimination process rapidly, arriving at a confidently-made decision without much effort. Or seeming so.
Are some people born as “decision-makers”, while others fret and fume over whether to choose between a chocolate flavor or a vanilla? How are children taught to make decisions, and for those who become anxious at every turn of being presented with alternatives, is it because such an individual was never taught as to the methodology of “sound” procedural processes in arriving at it?
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from performing one or more of the essential elements of his or her job, consider the alternative: Continue working and deteriorating health-wise in your condition; face increasing pressures at work, resulting in possible termination; resign and walk away with nothing; or, begin the process of preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application, to be filed with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Consider the Alternative; this one is a no-brainer. Consult with an OPM Disability Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement, and certainly, consider the alternative. You will not be disappointed.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire