There is drama everywhere — whether in theaters, local plays, movies or daytime soap operas, the drama of life is being played out. “Drama”, “dramatic”, “melodrama” — whichever word or concept you apply, we all know what it means. Most of us try to minimize it, avoid it, marginalize it — and the quick response to cut it down to size is often, “I’m not into that kind of drama” or, “Aren’t you being a bit over-dramatic?”
Once upon a time the fable of lessons learned included “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” — of that story with a moral lesson of the importance of truth-telling, and if you over-dramatized a lie too often, your reputation would suffer. And so the moral of the story taught 2 things: “Truth” is important; creating drama for your own amusement would have consequences.
But in life, there are times when the drama of life cannot be avoided. One such time is when a Federal or Postal employee is beset with a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal or Postal employee from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job. That is a time when the drama of life must be faced, especially in terms of a career choice — of whether you can continue on, or file for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS.
Contact a Federal Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law and begin the process of facing up to the drama of life.
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer
FERS Disability Retirement Attorney