I’ve been thinking about disparities recently. If you’re wondering why I’ve been wondering why; it’s because of two reasons. First, it’s because these days I exist in the dark, lonely drawer of short-term disability. As I ponder how I managed to wind up here, I recognize it’s because I’m a human resource, like many of us; a gear maintaining a load for this company or that one.
And as with any resource, I will be used to the fullest extent required for the efficient running of the machine I’m attached to. After which, when I can no longer function according to my specifications, I will be summarily discarded. Or, if I can be repaired, I’ll go to the shop for modifications; hence the short term disability. Continue reading