Originally Posted by nondy2
Have you had any bad experiences with people putting you down or not hiring you because of the cane? If so, how do you deal with it?
No blatant discrimination, as this is illegal and I think most people are aware of that. I've had to fight a lot for accommodations, especially since my disability seems to come and go. I haven't been in the job market for four years though, so I don't know how things would go since the economy is down a bit.
I've had people put me down because of my disability, for sure. I think the most painful is when people don't believe that I have the injuries. Also, I have hip displaysia which is mostly linked to big dogs. Nothing like having your disability compared to the pain that the dog felt when it jumped into the bed.