Every now and again, we hear about someone like that — how he or she “lived a fairytale life”. That is, of course, until the details and private murmurings have been thoroughly vetted. A good rule to follow is: If you like a certain artist, musician, writer, actor, etc., and you hold some moral qualms about right and wrong, don’t research too much into the details of that favorite person, for the chances are, you will likely be disappointed.
The Fairytale life is the public appearance; for, in the end, such a depiction is merely the “tale” as noted in the title, and tales are fictional accounts as opposed to a biography or an investigative report.
To a greater extent, we all have such tales — of the pubic persona and the One-dimensional aspect of our lives. Some things, we hide deliberately. Other things, we have forgotten about, put behind us, or merely fail to mention because of lack of context, embarrassment or shame. Other things — like a chronic and increasingly debilitating medical condition — we hide and push through in order to keep our jobs.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition but appear to others to live “the fairytale life”, there may come a point when the privacy of your medical conditions clashes with the public persona of your Federal job. At that juncture of contradiction, you may have to consider filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS, and at that point, you may want to contact an experienced OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in Federal Disability Retirement Law.
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.