How do you make 59,000 a year snow-plowing? What the heck does he do the other 10 months of the year when it's not snowing??
Disability is suffering from the residuals of Polio and BKA (below knee amputee), alcoholism is a disease by choice, one that can be controlled by admitting yourself into rehab. Someone needs to have the Disabilities Act revised and I am taking the first step in attempting to do so. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read! I wish there was something for me to rid myself of the daily rituals I have to go through just to step out of my house and go to work!
You'd think that if someone acknowledges his alcoholism, that they'd seek help... instead of filing a lawsuit. If you're an alcoholic, the first step is to get treatment for it. If you're fired because you admit to being an alcoholic and don't seek treatment, then where does it end? You can't have it both ways. Give him his job back. But he doesn't deserve any back pay and lawyer's fees. And before he can return to duty (and paid, for that matter) make sure he has gone through and completed a 12-step or other accredited recovery program. If he's an alcoholic and can use that as a basis for a lawsuit demanding employment, then he should be required to complete a recovery program in order to be employable.
One would think that a position such as this requires a CDL (commercial drivers license), which has some stringent requirements attached to it - first and foremost your BAC limit is generally half that of a non CDL driver. So right there his CDL should have been pulled, and a snow plow driver without a license is useless and would have been let go any way.
This is a blue state, they will probably give him his job back, it wasn't his fault.........it was Bush's.
OH GOD - 59,000 a year as a snow plow driver - i forgot to mention how many people that work in law enforcement would love a salary like that - they risk their lives every day to protect and serve and this jerk is something our law enforcement has to deal with every day. this drunk gets paid way more than most police officers or fire fighters get - its disgusting and offensive to me.
he wasnt fired FOR BEING AN ALCOHOLIC - that is a pathetic choice of words. he was fired for drinking on the job and driving. he should have had the responsibility to say I AM AN ALCOHOLIC AND I CAN NOT WORK TODAY BECAUSE I MADE THE CHOICE TO DRINK. alcoholism is probably the ONLY "disease" that is A CHOICE.
Ever hear of obesity? How about drug addiction? Both choices. Both diseases.
Just another lame excuse to allow someone to escape personal responsibility by perhaps killing someone due to lack of it--crazy and frightening. The laws are written to protect the criminal nowadays.
So he thinks its ok for a drunk to drive a snow plow what a fool. someone needs to tell him its called DUI
the loser deserves to be in jail not rewarded!