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American Disability Act

American Disability Act

I never
Felt so
Violated
As I did
The other
Day
At work

Part of
My job
Requires
Me to
Maneuver 
A certain
Tool
That the
Series
The company 
Has
is made
For
Right handed
Operators

Left handed
Operators 
Can still
maneuver 
The tool
But it 
Requires
Some
Coordination 

I suffer from
Dyspraxia 
" Hand and Eye 
Coordination 
Disability".
I cannot
Operate this
Tool
Without 
A great
Deal
Of practice

Tuesday
I was called
In a meeting
with
4 senior supervisors 
I was chastised 
For an
Hour
My supervisor 
Sat quietly
Embarrassed 
For me
knowing
this
Treatment 
Was just
Not
Right

Two master's 
Degrees

In the past
I had
60 officers
under my
Command

I have 
Saved
40 inmates
In a fire

But Today
Because 
I am having
Problems
Dropping
A magazine
From
A weapon
Designed 
For right 
Handed
Users

I was told
I am
Incompetent 

Yes
I know.what
Discrimination 
Is

Never felt
So
Humiliated......

 

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Cherie Leigh

I am so sorry for that terrible treatment you received Greg....It is funny how no matter how many good and right things we can do in life, it is our weaknesses that are always pulled out and examined...and that in itself is discrimination...We all have things we do better than others and that is where the focus should be.  How is anyone suppose to succeed if they are constantly reminded of what others see as short comings?  It frustrates me too. I am glad you are voicing your opinion on this frustrating treatment.  xo ;)

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GREG TUCKER

Cherie 
thank you for your comment.

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Marion Price

Tell them to " bugger off" ...go to your union and take a week off on sick with stress, that's what we would do in UK..lol ūüėÜ seriously...do you not have discrimination laws over there Greg??
Nice work ūüĆĻūüĆĻ

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GREG TUCKER

Thanks Marion. We dont have a union, however I am going through proper channels 

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Icarus Flocke

this enrages me. and is one of the reasons i never joined
any type of system. because the assholes who get ahead
are always the incompetent ones who kissed ass and stole
the glory from men like you.

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