I understand deadlines. I’m a journalist. I was once suspended without pay for missing 6 p.m. by less than 15 seconds.
In that situation, it was the anchor who looked bad because I didn’t get my story done on time. In my news director’s mind, this was about the worst sin I could commit — right up there with an error of fact. I was mad and humiliated but otherwise unscathed. No one lost a home or medical benefits because of my mistake.
Unfortunately, the court system is holding disabled veterans and everyone else to a much stricter standard, according to the New York Times. Read more here.