The Right to Work

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  1. Eric Salsburg says:

    Great piece Matt! I totally agree with your points and I’m proud of the great work you’re doing! You’re changing the world!

  2. Shari Draayer says:

    Wow, thank you Matt! Keep up the great work. Since my now ex-husband decided to teach me a lesson or kill me (it’s hard to tell which as he made two other attempts on my life before God provided an escape and I got away) I have gone from a cane to 2 canes to crutches and now wheel chair. With that progression, finding gainful employment has become more and more difficult – even though it is my brain, my voice and my hands/arms, not my legs that are my marketable abilities. I have often felt badly that while I’ve offered to do many things at my church, the only ministries I’ve been allowed to participate in are sewing and prayer. When there are limited positions, and all other things being equal, it is not the person in the wheelchair that is hired. I am grateful to Eastern University for allowing me to teach as an adjunct and I am hopeful that doors will open to full time, steady employment that will provide a living wage. Right now I supplement adjunct teaching with cold calls – mind numbing work where every dial holds the possibility of being treated with less than respect. Because my heart, education and training are teaching, it’s discouraging to have to do something different from my calling. Thank you for what you are doing.

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