WHY DO I FILL LIKE ONE CARES PART 4
I could be a lot more successful, and I could offer a lot to people with or without disabilities. If there is any type of legacy I want to leave, that is the legacy that people with disabilities just want to be treated normally. You know, the sad thing is, I work for a wonderful company. But as I have worked with my co-workers, some of them have learned about my disability, due to my pants slipping below my hips to show my adult diaper. And sometimes they are offended by the smell or et cetera. The sad part is, they make fun of me, just like uninformed children might do, even though they are adults. But none of this would have to happen, if insurance companies were required or if state-funded programs were in place for people with disabilities.
When you hire someone with a disability who receives state-funded programs like Medicaid, SSI, and Social Security disability payments, you are often taking them off these state-funded programs, which can save our local, state, and federal government millions of dollars. So even though an employee that is hired with a disability may be a little slower, or not as fast as someone else, you are helping them feel self-worth, and you are helping them feel like they are independent and helping them feel like they are making a change in society. So when employers hire people with disabilities, they need to realize they never may be as fast as someone who can type 60 words per minute, who can go to the bathroom in five minutes, or who can prepare their lunch in thirty minutes and eat it. When an employer hires someone with a disability, they need to realize that the employee may not be as efficient as the person next to them, but they may provide a better experience for the customers in general.
Please be thankful for the small things you have in life. And also, be mindful of those around you, especially people with disabilities. Don't be afraid to ask questions, or even be willing to assist them, so they can be as independent as possible. If you have the power to make change, you should look at people with disabilities, especially, because many of these people would not have to receive state-funded programs if there were things in place to encourage employers to hire people with disabilities. And once they are hired, they should be encouraged to keep them full-time and long-term. By doing this, you are not only changing their lives, but you are changing the way they think, feel, and grow as fellow citizens.
There are other articles to help support this cause, especially because of what happened during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, with one in five disabled workers losing their jobs, versus one in seven of the non-disabled#disablity