The armor we refer to is the shield we all wear. It is for protective purposes. But not every armor is suited for every kind of battle. Sometimes, the very armor we wear becomes an impediment, and weighs us down so that we become a danger to ourselves. We speak, of course, of such armor in a metaphorical sense.
Sometimes it is referred to, in other contexts, as having a “thick skin”; of being standoffish or reserved in order not to allow for hurt in our lives; or to always put on a facade of knowing what to do, being the “leader” even when the conundrum of life’s puzzles creates chaos and confusion. How many conflicts could have been avoided if we set aside the armor we have chosen to put on?
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, casting aside the armor becomes important — of recognizing that you cannot continue as before — and to consult with a FERS Disability Retirement Lawyer and consider the next important steps in preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire