We don’t. It used to be. Not anymore. Or, at least, not much. Time was, if a military officer fraternized with an enlisted individual, the officer’s career was all but over. Or, ages ago, if a CEO of a company divorced, there was a price to pay. Hollywood stars took great pains to hide their infidelities, for the “public image” was all-important.
What price do we pay, these days? Are there any restrictions, any constraints, any boundaries?
We criticize China because of their authoritarian state, but can you imagine what kind of country it would be if a country with 1.4 billion people had the homelessness population we have, the rate of suicide we have, the extent of mass shootings we have, the extent of mental health crisis we have, etc.? It is all well and good to tout “freedom”, but at what price?
Freedom and liberty are all well and good, but they work only within the context of responsibilities and shared obligations, which we no longer believe in. In this post-factual world, where the words one proffer need not match the actions one engages in, there is no price to pay. If you do something wrong, you merely need to disappear for a while and reinvent yourself.
For Federal workers and U.S. Postal employees who suffer from a medical condition, however, the price you pay is by your health. The stresses of modernity, the health issues which magnify and become exacerbated with age, the deterioration into chronicity when once a medical condition was thought to be manageable — these are the basis of being eligible for Federal Disability Retirement benefits through the Office of Personnel Management under FERS.
Contact a FERS Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law, exclusively, and consider the price you have paid, and the price which OPM and the government should pay you in order to compensate you for your loyalty.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.