Re: Re- Do I have a right to feel POed??

Subject: Re: Re- Do I have a right to feel POed??
From: Tuples -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 12:53:21 EDT

In a message dated 8/26/02 5:51:41 AM Mountain Standard Time,
isis -dot- erb -at- ipc -dot- com writes:

> You can't make a blanket statement like that and then expect people to
> accept it as OK simply because you place a contradictory apology after it.
> You are doing just as much damage to disabled folks as someone who would
> make the same statement without the disclaimer apology. And you are
> perpetuating the belief that disabled folks can't work, or work
> consistently. We may need some different considerations but our
> in no way impair the quality of our work.

Some disabled people can't work efficently, depending on the job. You can't
claim that all disabled people are equal, either. Add the fact that some need
to take time off for medical care, or some require special accomodations that
are impossible to install, and there is some merit to the idea that in some
cases, they can't work.

I believe that they should be given a chance.

We had a large parts area above the production floor. This place was
impossible to fit with a ramp. We had a training room with no access for
wheelchairs. We tried to accomodate them, but it was darn near impossible at


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