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Promoting Stutterer At Work

Posted on: January 6, 2012

An interesting article appears in today’s Business Management Daily about a worker who stutters who is hoping to get a promotion at her job.

She is told by her supervisor that the new manager would be brought in from another department.

When the worker asks why, she is told, “we know you work well with the other typists. They know about your stutering problem. But this is for a manager position. What about the communica­tion skills?”

She is further told, “We simply wouldn’t be doing you a favor by promoting you into a job you couldn’t handle.”

Couldn’t handle? I stutter and speak publicly in my job every day! To managers, communications specialists, teachers, administrators.

Read the full article here. There is some brief discussion on the American’s With Disability Act (ADA.) What do you think? Is this for real, or as friend Burt suggests, written as a parody?

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1 Response to "Promoting Stutterer At Work"

I believe two persons that can do the same job should be given the same chance at promotion. The supervisor was obviously confident enough to make it to her status in career. Who is she to stop someone else (not intended to sound sarcastic)? I’ve been stuttering since I was six. It ran in my family. Luckily enough, I seem to be the youngest (56). It doesn’t appear to be in the younger generations, so far. I have a letter floating around this big web world somewhere. It is titled ‘Stutterers Unite.’ I have overcome my challenge ,mostly, by omitting a couple food items. I takes a very nervous moment to set me off.
Most stutterers are allergic to dairy products and/or gluten, although all inorganic beef gives me problems, also. I’d be discussing the disabilities act with that boss!

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