Thoreau’s observation that the mass of men lead “lives of quiet desperation” holds a profound place in daily acquiescence to the stresses of modernity; the influence and linkage between the internal workings of biology, psychology and the interplay upon health and wellbeing, and the greater macro-impact from the inevitable encounters with the external, objective world of phenomena, cannot be ignored or otherwise avoided.
The rise of self-help methodologies, of yoga, meditation, exercising and diversionary activities, is merely a reflection of the exacerbation of the internal connection as directly impacted by the external world; the linkage is there; we simply fail to otherwise recognize or acknowledge it. Stress in the workplace is an accepted part of one’s employment; it is when stresses rise to the level of a hostile workplace that the law allows for some form of alleviated responsiveness.
But filing lawsuits, confronting the obvious, and publicly decrying boorish behavior and actions constituting illegal harassment often compounds the internal turmoil fraught with stresses upon one’s psyche; and one wonders in the end, who wrote the laws governing the litigation of such employment disputes, as special interests from trial lawyers to employers, union conglomerates to corporate lobbyists all had a hand in writing up a statute to protect the singular employee of limited means.
“Quiet desperation” infers resignation and defeat; and for many, the image of the rugged individual who stands alone to fight until death or destruction is the standard to compare one’s own limited power and actions to be employed. But as the internal linkage to the external world cannot be denied, so health and well-being can be destroyed by the interplay with a continuing hostile workplace.
For Federal and Postal employees who suffer from a medical condition, such that the medical condition prevents one from performing one or more of the essential elements of one’s Federal or Postal job, insistence upon continuing one’s chosen career is often a choice to the detriment of the internal affairs of man, with little impact upon the macro-efficiency of the agency.
Federal Disability Retirement is an option of choice for the Federal or Postal worker who is under FERS, CSRS or CSRS-Offset, and is often mandated by the deteriorating health of an individual (internal), necessitated by the inability to perform all of the essential elements of one’s positional duties (external), and by showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the former impacts the latter (linkage), one can qualify for the benefits and salvage the quiet desperation enveloping and engulfing the insular life of an individual seeking help in the dark meanderings of a lonely outpost, where the echoing howl of a single wolf reaching out to the eclipsed moon on a cold and windy morning represents not an animal in distress, but a recognition that the wider world out there is part of man’s destiny for things greater than showing up for work to follow the demands of a bureaucracy lacking of empathy or concern.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tagged: alabama usps lawyer, annuity payments federal employment attorney, attorney's advice about opm disability retirement, awol sickness fed lawyer attorney help, bullying in the u.s. postal service, chronic conditions usps lawyer, csrs medical retirement federal attorney, debilitating condition government employee seeks seasoned lawyer expert in opm fers laws, denied owcp benefits postal employee seeks assistance from lawyer, depression disease fers employee lawyer, diabetes lawyer for a postal employee, difficult relations between supervisors and disabled employees in the us federal agencies may lead to early stress retirement, discrimination against disabled federal workers and eeoc, diverticulitis attorney for opm fed lawyer, dol.gov disabling conditions attorney, early out for for stress is possible just don't make it situational, emotional distress at the Post Office, excessive sick leave attorney under fers & csrs, experienced usps lawyer to get annuity payments health conditions in or off usps, federal & postal supervisor's demeaning behavior, federal and postal workers with severe migraine headaches, federal government employment separation for sickness lawyer and attorney, federal or usps supervisors abuse of power, federal union grievance arbitration for disabling conditions, fers disability and the issue of where the injury originated, FERS disability retirement, fers postal employee medical retirement lawyer, fibro fers disability lawyer, filing a grievance in the usps for disability discrimination, filing against the usps and other union grievances against an agency, florida postal compensation for injury lawyer, gov opm fers lawyer, government employees use term hostile definition, government usps limited duty postal attorney, harassment and bullying by federal government supervisors, harassment at usps and need attorney for opm annuity payments, health conditions fers usps lawyer, hepatitis attorney for usps employee, hiv fers disability lawyer for federal employee, hostile work environment in the post office is real, hostile work environment usps, illinois ill and injured postal and federal employment attorney, illness affecting job government employee opm pension payments, injured employees working under abusive supervisors, injured postal worker attorney representation, injury compensation postal employee fers lawyer, iowa injured postal worker lawyer, law firm fers retirement for health conditions, lawyer for opm medical retirement, lawyer usps fers lawyer, light duty postal lawyer representation, long lwop sick leave for stress lawyer, long sick leave because of stress in the federal government, louisiana state postal injury lawyer, lwop payments danger advice from top fers disability attorney, mail carrier opm disability attorney usps, maryland postal injury lawyer or attorney, medical condition origin not relevant when applying for medical annuity payments, medical opm separation attorney lawyer, medical opm usps lawyer, missouri postal employment lawyer, more reflections of a fers disability retirement attorney (helping in usps and other government employees), nashville postal employment lawyer for disabling med conditions, nebraska postal duty for unfit to work usps employees, neck injury for usps employee, nervous condition postal worker lawyer, new jersey usps retirement lawyer injury compensation attorney, new york city fed government lawyer, nm usps attorney for postal employee, ohio state federal and usps lawyer, opm disability and federal discrimination cases, OPM disability retirement, opm medical postal application advice from an usps medical retirement attorney, or Oregon postal employment lawyer for medical issues, owcp disability retirement attorney, owcp incapacity letter carrier usps, owcp.gov attorney, pa usps lawyer health related conditions, pervasive migraine headaches in the postal service, postal service harassment and discrimination against owcp com employees, postal service's violations of federal antidiscrimination laws, postal stress and depression can be situational, postal worker injured off work fers disability attorney, postal worker sleeping disabling condition attorney, postal workman comp disability, psychiatric conditions attorney for postal employee, psychiatric disability opm lawyer, psychiatric disorder caused by a hostile work environment, reflections from a federal & postal attorney, resignation medical reason federal service by fers or csrs employee, rheumatism fers lawyer, ri postal lawyer, rotator cuff issues and med retirement usps employee, searching for attorney to help fers postal worker unable to work, should stress be filled under ca1 or ca2 for medical annuity payments, situational disability and the hostile environment claim, south dakota postal usps lawyer, stories about fers medical retirement from postal employee medical retirement attorney, stress in the federal workplace and your fers lawyer, stress owcp cases and federal agencies, the bullying postal supervisor and the injured federal employee, the fers disability retirement lawyer, the opm disability retirement attorney, unable to work for stress fers lawyer, unfair postal or usps supervisor, usps and bullying by managers, usps awol med or mental reasons, usps disability retirement lawyer, usps employment discrimination to postal workers with stress, usps fers medical pensions lawyer, usps injured mail handler lawyer, usps migraine headaches lawyer, usps opm medical pension for health issues, usps postal supervisors and managers, usps stress related health retirement, usps worker with sleeping issues lawyer, virginia usps postal retirement lawyer for cases of disabling conditions, when mental conditions originated while working for the us government, wi postal lawyer, work injury then supervisor harassment at us federal agencies and your rights | Leave a comment »