Thursday, May 25, 2006

Job Application Blues

Being diabetic (type I, also known as insulin-dependent, diabetes) does not often concern Us. It is only when applying for jobs with The Government that We begin to regret it. Being diabetic limits Our options: for a number of positions it is an automatic disqualifier. For example, We cannot join any branch of The Military. Civilian positions may be open to Us, but they may be because if the position is overseas, We may be disqualified for the same reason We cannot join The Military.

Seen another way (as how Our parents view it): it keeps Us out of dangerous places.

Still. We'd rather have the option.

innaa naHnu-l-a'lam.


At 6:18 PM, Blogger Gordon said...


My son is type 1. You have my sympathies.

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous skinbad said...

I can't fathom that the government couldn't find a good employement opportunity that would take advantage of your language and cultural knowledge considering the state of the world. Government and common sense don't always go together though.

At 6:52 PM, Blogger digitalbrownshirt said...

I've got two boys. One has type 1, the other wants to be a Navy SEAL. Lucky for him he's not the diabetic one.


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