Good day everyone. I am a newbie to the group. My name is Dave Churney and I am currently trying to look for a job in federal government and/or just a job in this economy. I have two questions for everyone and they deal with networking and disability.
It is great to find groups like this to share issues and just want to thank Steve for letting me know about this group. As we all know, now a days, networking is a key to finding new resources and can be fun learning about new people. I just found an old school make through talking with connections that I have made on twitter. I hope that I can find some networks on here, if it be personal or business.
Question, when you fill out an application on line for a federal job and you get to the area concerning disabilities, what do you check when you do have a disability? I ask this because I do have a disability and I have always heard that it could hinder a job search if you marked it yes. We all know that people are not suppose to discriminate against disabilities, but it does happen.
My disability is a stutter in my speech. And for those of you that are still young enough to remember Mel Tellis, mine is not that bad. People think that if I stutter with my speech, that I stutter with my heart and soul.
So to end with this blog, I just want to ask those of you in this group that has any experience in this, to drop me a note. Or if you know of any jobs out there, please let me know. And if you know of anything I can do, please let me know.
It is hard when you get mentally and verbally abuse by a boss at a job where you were at for almost nine years.
Thanks and feel free to drop me a line.