Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: Loss of Empathy

Does it establish the existence of empathy if a person asks after someone’s health or wellbeing? If, in the next moment, the querying individual does something which would constitute “backstabbing”, does it negate the previous sincerity of the asking? […] Read More …

Medical Retirement Benefits for US Government Employees: The Maverick

It is sometimes referred to as an unbranded animal, often a calf or yearling; the fact that it is unbranded, implies that it doesn’t belong to a particular stock; ownership is not established; and secondary meanings include an inference of being unorthodox or different. […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: The Angle

Angles are formed by two rays sharing a common endpoint; or, alternatively, it is defined by an attempt to achieve an end through indirect or artful means. Both definitions tend to share a common thread — of not being “straight” with the intended goal. In the 1954 classic […] Read More …

Medical Retirement Benefits for US Government Employees: The Cold

“Cold” is a word with multiple meanings. It can refer to the temperature of one’s environment; an infectious malady of common origins; or the emotional unresponsiveness of someone. It can even be an adverb delineating the complete knowledge or mastery […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Government Employees: The Tenuous Thread of Life

In this, our desensitized, sanitized life; in a world of virtual reality and technological complexity, the modern man has little empathy for the tenuous thread of life. We are conditioned and trained more to cry over a movie scene than the tragedy which befalls a real entity. […] Read More …

Federal Disability Retirement: The Runt of the Litter

It is interesting watching the behavior and interaction between the runt of a litter and the rest of the “healthy” puppies. The runt is cast aside; the others, for no apparent reason other […] Read More …

Medical Retirement for Federal Workers: Collectivism and Suffering

Whatever it is about human nature, the one quality which betrays an inherent dark side is the capacity of a collective group of individuals to “pile on” when an individual is suffering or somehow […] Read More …

CSRS & FERS Medical Disability Retirement: The Friendly Supervisor

In preparing, formulating and filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether under FERS or CSRS, the Supervisor […] Read More …