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People-I was hired by my employer, the United States Postal Service after the first Gulf War, when leaving the Army on a medical discharge.
After 19.5 years of positive work, put in for a promotion I realized I couldn’t work, asking for accommodation to no avail. After failing a simple math test, I was fired.
Filed appeals, grievances and even won a Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal (had to go to Washington). This would be good news, but my employer-the USPS refused to honor the award and I’ve since had to refile what the MSPB says is a Petition for Enforcement, while the USPS simply fired me again for the same test failure.
So far, we’re surviving on retirement that’s ran out, I’ve gone back to school to increase employability, knowing I have ADHD has made such a difference. Where before I didn’t have a plan, now I understand my strengths -weaknesses. Anyone else with experience fighting a never ending battle?
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