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DollyM Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-08 01:21 PM
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I started a new job one month ago. I went to a training with another staff member and took along my handicapped hanger since she was driving. I have osteoarthritus in both knees and can walk but do appreciate the closeness of handicapped parking. A few days later, my boss came in the office and told me she would not have hired me if she had known about the problem with my knees. From then on I got raked over the coals just about every day for every stupid thing under the sun until last week she just said this wasn't working and told me to clear out my office and go. I thought it was illegal to tell someone you wouldn't have hired them if they had a disability. I was doing marketing for a nursing home and she thought it interferred with my ability to get around which it didn't, I just move a little slower and use handicapped parking. I am scared to death now to utilize my handicap parking when I get a new job (crossing my fingers for a new job in this lousy economy as my husband was fired from his sales job last month after he ended up in the hospital.)
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