By usadisvet - 02/04/2015 06:43 - United States - Loudon
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Wow some people are so inconsiderate and stupid. It might be a policy that you have to have a note(I did for diabetes) but they could have been more polite
6 - Showing the person at the dmv counter is not the same as providing information, including qualified doctor's name and signature, that can go in a written report. It's annoying, but it kind of makes sense logistically. In the future OPs records may need to be looked over when they're not there and a signature from a random, not-medically-qualified office worker saying they promise doesn't really cut it.
They probably need something on paper in his file proving that he has a disability, so if someone, for some reason, needed to confirm that he has a disability and he didn't acquire the placard fraudulently, they can just look in his file without OP having to be physically present to display his disability. If that's the case, they could have just explained that to him, rather than freaking out when he got frustrated because it's blatantly obvious he's disabled. Some empathy could go a long way. "I'm very sorry, sir. I can see that you're disabled and I know it's silly, but we need something official on paper describing your disability for filing purposes before I can issue you the placard you need." Not simply, "I need proof--Oh no! Now you're being scary!"
I mean calling the cops was unnecessary, but they might be required to have you show a doctors note. if not, that's just stupid.
It's a shame how people without a permanent injury can get that placard for ever and you can't and you have a reason! Good luck with it though!
I know quite a few people that have DV plates that shouldn't. Guy I went to school with was in Navy basic training for less than 6 weeks, and he's pulling in over 3 grand from disability. His disability: PTSD and nerve damage from a pulled tooth. PTSD. From 5 weeks of NAVY boot camp. Meanwhile, I served 6 years, two tours, Purple Heart for a mortar attack (shrapnel), concussions out the yazoo that constantly affect my short-term memory, and a botched shoulder surgery (I broke my clavicle in two). I'm only getting 50%. My monthly income is just under 900. And he bitches about "never having any money." -.-'
Even if there's a policy, an employee should be given the authority to accept such cases without abiding by the policy.
I don't understand why the employee could not have had the option of writing a statement and saying something like, "Observed Mr Smith had an leg amputated below the left knee and has been fitted with a prosthetic leg. Written and signed employee Miss Frank 3/4/2015, Injury wiitnessed and confirmed by department manager Mr Jones on this day 3/4/2015" No different from a doctor letter, it's something that can be used in situations which are very obvious. The ones that really need a letter from the doctor are the ones that say the person are physically able to safely drive and observe the road rules.
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The doctor's note is policy, and as a clerk I would be pretty disturbed to have a random medical device placed on my counter. YDI for being dramatic and causing a scene.
I am an amputee and lost my left leg when I was one year old. Sorry to break it to you, but being an amputee isn't as easy as it looks. Op wasn't being dramatic- they were probably just fed up with not being understood. Don't make a comment about something you know nothing about.