Americans make of politics the same as everything else we do: It becomes a passion with a responsiveness tantamount to life and death. We do it in almost all else, as well, as in sports — if our team doesn’t win, it is as if the world has come to an end.
We do it in marriage — we put on a great show at tremendous expense to announce that it is an event which will last forever. We do it in religion — where every denomination and every pokey-little church has a corner of truth in interpreting “the doctrine”. We do it in Supreme Court nominations, who our Congressman or Senator will be, and in every other sector of life. We act as if the world will come to an end — like Y2K, Climate Change and the Presidential Election.
But Life Goes On.
The “day after”, everyone else has to move on and make a living and deal with life, no matter who won, what occurred or which side prevailed. And 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, dealing with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is still a reality which must be faced.
So, recognize your priorities in life and realize that whatever happens, you will still need to consult with an OPM Disability Attorney who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement, because no matter what, life goes on.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire