The “memory legacy” we leave behind — of who we were; how people remember us; of how they speak of the person once known as the “I” who inhabited this world; of the remnants left — is often of great concern to people.
Logically, does it even make sense to be concerned about it? We will be gone; those who survive will remember us for a time, but they, too, will perish, and the remaining memories will fade like all such pasts have faded throughout history, and the cemeteries long forgotten or the ashes strewn over hills, valleys, rivers and oceans will be merely the collective dust of untold stories.
Yet, for whatever reason, we still want to be remembered — of the uniqueness which was the “I” beneath. “Remember Harry? Yes, Harry what’s-his-name…”. “And Sarah-whatever, who used to read that French newspaper with her cup of coffee…”.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition no longer allows you to continue in your Federal or Postal career, contact an OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.
If you are hanging around thinking that your Federal Agency or the Postal Facility is going to keep you on because of the recognition of the uniqueness beneath, you may want to rethink that. In the end, they will treat you merely as another cog in the wheel. For a true expression of the uniqueness beneath, go out on Federal Disability Retirement and begin a new career path where you can make up to 80% of what your former position currently pays.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer specializing exclusively in FERS Disability Retirement Law