Rob Grant my end up being right.......
Do I have this right ?
>"The way it works is that you would have a recognized disability and >you would be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act, and that >would mean that an employer would be prevented from treating you >any less favourably and subjecting you to a detriment on the >grounds of your disability," she said.
So... if you can't do your job because you are a drunk, they can't just fire you ?
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I thought employers hired you to do a job... not to help with your personal issues like a social service agency.
"The Act is intended to protect people suffering from non-personally induced conditions whereas alcoholism is seen to be on the border,"
On the border ? WTF ?
Something is either personally induced or not. There is no "border"
You are not forced to gradually become an alcoholic.That process is "personally induced".
Disability ? Disease ? Last time I checked, you can always, if you really want to, with enough help and personal effort, stop drinking.
You sure as heck can't do that with paralysis or manic depression.
Yeah some people don't stop. My mom was an example of an alcoholic who always blamed someone else or came up with excuses. She never admitted to being an alcoholic, even up the day she died with a failed liver.
In the end it's up to YOU to deal with issues in your life. Not someone else. Your employer is not your caregiver.
@ Smell My Finger asks:
>Do you really think people should be left to live with the >consequences of what happened to them as a child?
Yes. Life happens. Get over it a move on. Anything else just gives a person excuses to not do so.
What the heck has happened to create this current PC "blame something/someone else" society !?
Both myself and my wife are from textbook, dysfunctional, broken, low income childhood homes. We take responsibility for our choices in life. We learnt from our childhood and don't use it as a crutch. We struggled through our problems and are now successful. We are sick of other adults blaming their past for their future.
While it's somewhat unrelated..... here is a quote from the Rob Grant's book, "Incompetence"
"Article 13199 of the Pan-European Constitution, “No person shall be prejudiced from employment in any capacity, at any level, by reason of age, race, creed or incompetence.” "
While Rob used this as the basis for a novel.....How long before this actually comes true ?
PS I used the PH icon because she represents IMO a perfect example of the lack of responsibility generation.