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Piece #81 - "Reasonable"

 I learned a new word! Reasonable! I have learned that sometimes it takes me a little while to catch on to the meanings of terminology. You would think that since I use to teach debate that I, myself would be able to define the terms being used in an argument! The Webster Dictionary defines 'reasonable' as: not extreme or excessive. If anyone is a working person and you have a disability then the employer has to make an effort to accommodate the employee in a 'reasonable' manner. In an earlier blog, I did make mention of the ADA (American Disability Act) and how it affected me in my situation. It just took someone to hit me in the face with the most obvious about the term reasonable because if I had never caught on then I wouldn't know how to proceed.  

The funny thing about how I've looked at my work situation is I always saw things as what the job can do for me instead of what can the job do for me. Yes, I have Asperger's Syndrome and I realize what I handle can whether it is personal or professional the problem is what does the job acknowledge as to how my syndrome can affect my performance. See, the job needs to decide whether or not it is able to adjust their resources to help you the employee do your job with the disability you bring to the job. 

So, if you were to ask me what is reasonable that depends? I know of an employee who is a paraplegic and he needed an assistant to help him do his job. That would mean the job would have to flip the bill on paying for that assistant. Can the job afford that? This is the line that is drawn on what we call reasonable accommodations. If you’re autistic then most of you know that there generally isn't much a job has to do to accommodate the disability. I have to be detailed to make sure all of my issues are addressed to do the job properly. This is what I learned and this is what I need to understand more on is what do I need to success.

Song of Inspiration [Check it out on iTunes or Android!]:

Song: "Never Going Back To OK"

Artist: The Afters

Album: Never Going Back To OK



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