Can you also be a little hard to “get” if their politics lean either side of center, if they are a basic “Difficult Person,” a mysoginyst, a basic WorkCompster, or even just a common psychopath?
Professional friends said, early on, “Get out of WorkComp by any means necessary, it will kill you.”
They had no clues about how. Professional friends now still say, “Keep screaming, Linda, somebody’s got to do it!”
The latest blog at Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains might be of interest:
‘Cognitive dissonance’ often requires people to make victims of crimes wrong or a villain or a villain-ette, or to quote the late David DePaolo, of WorkComp Central from Assume Responsibility, a “Vociferous Militant.”
American Injured Workers were unable to organize to fight the series of national attacks, diatribes and propaganda launch attempting to make Injured Workers the wrong-doers. The industry alerted all in February to expect the propaganda launch in May. Some joined it. How sad.
In 2014, in Work Comp and Baseball DePaolo said:
There are, however, claims that are difficult from the very outset. Sometimes we hear about them but most of the time we don’t.
The ones that we do hear about get dismissed from our conscience too easily because the melodrama in their vocalization of what’s wrong gets drowned by our own jaded pessimism.
These cases, though, are real. There are real people behind these cases. People get hurt. People get toyed with. People don’t get what is needed, what is promised in the Grand Bargain, and set aside as disturbed and having unrealistic expectations.
Some contact me because of this blog, seeking answers, help and remedies.
I have met some – like Linda Ayers. I won’t get into Linda’s case here – that’s not the point.
Linda is vocal, like a few other injured workers. She has a blog, she is active in social media, she posts comments to this blog.
And she probably drives the defense crazy as she is prolifically passionate about making sure the system works for her and for other injured workers.
It’s easy to dismiss Linda’s activities as the rantings of an unstable person, but she is not an unstable person. She is a person who’s case spiraled out of control from the beginning, and we know that the early stages of a claim are the most critical.
It hard for most Americans to realize the atrocities that happen under the banner of Workers’ Compensation. David mentioned me in a few more of his blogs, and we exchanged more than a few emails over the course of my case.
When I told him I was “attending mediation with an open mind, open heart, and empty briefcase” he was aghast, and insisted I needed a lawyer but that I was so angry, nobody would help me. We had a few philosophical exchanges on those topics. I am grateful to David for those exchanges and media coverage.
I was also, in 2014, one of the four finalists for CompLaude Awards, and in 2014, 2015 and up until May 2016, I was a strong advocate for the CompLaude Awards, and you can see the blogs to prove it! Plenty of private emails were sent on behalf of the effort, also, and my nominations were significant, with at least one award winner — in the doctor category.
Since the “open mind, open heart, empty briefcase” strategy was successful, for all intents and purposes, I have been attempting to ‘rebrand’ from being a ‘screamer and thought provoker,’ despite the “Difficult Persons” deeply entrenched in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business models that most Americans don’t know about, and don’t want to know about.
Social Security Administration ‘mis-behavior’ and other improprieties apparently require renewed efforts to address further government malfunctions. My carefully organized evidence arrived in Washington DC mail rooms last week, including letters to The Ten Congressional Representatives who have gone on record as being concerned about American Workers and Taxpayers and Workers Compensation.
Wait till they see the SSA package of loose marbles and loose screws, fabrications, falsehoods, and general malfeasance, with indicators of many unclean hands involved in the financial terrorism against me, and others like me. Might be interesting. It’s another one of those ‘oh so sad, common stories’ that happen all the time, but you don’t hear much about those DIRTY OPEN SECRETS EITHER.
I retained a writer/editor to help dig through my wins to help with rebranding. It was a costly event, with a typical cognitive dissonant reaction. I shared my business resume and said it’s not really valid anymore, since cognitive impairments are what they are. I thought I made it clear that I am injured, NOT STUPID. I think that point may have been overlooked.
Early on, after a lengthy conversation, the editor said that my ‘story’ must be told but that it must be told in a way that people will want to hear more, and not simply want to kill me for telling the truth. I said, “Yeah, exactly what I want your help with.” That was months ago.
I make it clear that while I believe WorkComp arrests could fill a few cell blocks or privatized penitentiaries, my intention is not to bust the crooks, but to FREE THE HOSTAGES. BIG DIFFERENCE. ONE IS BASED IN HARSH REALITY, AND THE OTHER IS DELUSIONAL. (Hint: Rico rules)
From the volume of notes I shared, draft 1 painted me as a total loser, victim, physically and mentally incapable of doing sh*t, and would have subjected me to litigation on top of that. That first draft was more along lines of ‘publish that, and they’ll surely kill you.’ 😕
There was absolute inability by the party to see the dots being connected between the exterminations by Workers Compensation and by the Nuclear Industry.
Arguing about my volunteer efforts that have had a significant global reach since 2011 Triple Nuclear Meltdowns at Fukushima – WAS NOT AND IS NOT A DISCUSSION ITEM ON THE TABLE.
It was suggested that I choose one, and check with my pals on which to choose. The results were in…. Injured Worker Advocates suggested dropping the Radiation Warnings to #DodgeTheRads and why, as totally irrelevant; Anti-Nuclear Advocates suggested dropping Injured Worker Advocacy as they are good as dead anyway, if they have serious injuries. “EXTERMINATIONS” would be all inclusive!
WorkComp has been known to work ok in first-aid situations for minor injuries. Horrific with serious injuries, and exacerbates injuries that, with immediate medical care, could result in return to work scenarios and partial recoveries.
One pal said, ‘Each camp, of course, wants that loudest mouth, and you’re a BIG LOUD MOUTH.’ 😀
I would love to know that WorkComp is moving in a clean, life-saving direction for the millions involved, so I could just drop that topic…. but it seems that the propagandists are digging in to protect their profits by any means necessary — including your life or mine.
If there are more than 54 million injured and disabled workers in America, and approximately 8.9 million are on Social Security Disability, are the rest homeless and destitute? SSA pays ‘nazi war criminals’ with greater ease than it pays Americans with Disabilities….yikes! CLEAN UP TIME! LET’S GO!
I guess that was lost money….I sent a note to that editor last week suggesting if it’s too hard, I understand, but darn, I paid A BUNCH OF MONEY FOR THAT. I hope a refund follows, since draft 2 never arrived. 😕
A couple of my pals are compiling books about stories of people with brain injuries, and my story doesn’t fit their audiences. Injured Workers have a particular extra set of survival battles, as anybody ever touched by that industry knows.
Even other TBI survivors cannot fathom the extent of malice and corruption too many Injured Workers are subjected to, that actually prevent recovery and often cause death because it is more profitable for the industry to ‘risk a $100,000 wrongful death suit’ than to pay for medical care in hundreds of thousands of dollars because care was neither immediate, prompt, or appropriate in so many cases.
How many of you have seen the Hillary videos [Google search hillary seizures – today the count is 547,000 results] showing what appears to be seizures after the DNC conventions, from either her Concussion of 2012, or her extreme radiation poisoning in Spring 2011 at the beginning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Meltdowns.
The Secretary had been sent to Tokyo to mitigate damage to commerce and establish censorship guidelines, apparently. “Your Radiation This Week” describes the ongoing radiation poisoning across America.
So, if Hillary can run for president with a brain injury and convulsions/seizures, maybe SSA initial conclusions in 2012-2015 that brains are not needed to work as a sales executive were closer to accurate than believed. The videos haven’t been scrubbed from the Internet, and there’s plenty of Good Kop/Bad Kop going on with the corporate media, as you have no doubt noticed.
American selection process, quite the circus this time, isn’t it.
“What difference does it make?” — Check your local radiation readings and how many cities have been over 1,000 CPM, for how long. “Normal background is 5-20 CPM.” See Your Radiation This Week – the series began April 2015. Catch up. #DodgeTheRads
Home-efforts at rehabilitation have included studying online courses like a mad-woman, so maybe I do get to return to the WorkForce, one day soon. Watch for the eCourse….it will be free … sort of a self-procured apprentice-ship.
I think it’s time for Congress to establish a Civil Rights and Human Rights Commission to further investigate what happens to Injured American Workers.
The Courts apparently ‘routinely rule in favor of the insurance carriers’ and some business owners call it ‘legislated fraud.’ You may be hearing more about it as the industry attacks on Injured Law Enforcement and Firefighters seems to be escalating. Hopefully, their Unions will step up and speak out.
Heck, Fukushima-Gate investigations might be appropriate about now, too, huh?! America, America! What happened!
Here’s my best shot at REBRANDING, so far, shared over on Facebook in an online biz group, and in a few Injured Worker groups.
Linda Ayres Occupy WorkComp · LEARNING NEVER ENDS…
There are 67 of us here in Occupy WorkComp. Do YOU want to introduce yourself, and maybe say a little about your situation and how we might support you? Remember, it’s a PUBLIC GROUP — ain’t no secrets here! ;D
Here’s what I’m learning:
From another group, where I am learning more about how to get an eCourse together to perhaps help more of you save your own lives…
The instructor runs a great group, and invites everybody to introduce themselves, and there are group calls…it’s a course I paid to join, but they have a public group, too… I’ve told you about it before, and I’ll share more as things come together.
Here’s how I introduced myself to them, for what it’s worth…
Hi Everybody! Participation seems to be a key here at PPE! 😀
My abilities to be short and concise are a little impaired, so here’s my best shot…..The images below are the shortest version. 😀
“Please take a moment and introduce yourself! We officially kick off on August 1 but the party can start before then!” – Instructor
I would have joined in a bit sooner, but I was having a little FB thought-police detention issues… it happens to some politically-socially active members of our little communities. FB ‘ads’ seem to deter the harassment, to a degree.
I am in the process of getting to know ‘the new me’ and rebranding that new me and I look forward to getting to know more of you, and the services you are providing to help uplift humanity in these challenging times.
Like so many of you, I have also signed up for a gazillion courses, free and paid and have completed quite few of them, and I love Colleen’s style of teaching… she breaks everything down to do-able steps, in her royal style! The 7-day challenge was one I actually finished! Hoooray! I even blogged about the process over at LinkedIn.
I’ve been ‘working on’ creating an eCourse for over a year, and there have been too many ‘moving pieces’ for me. I am also working on a few different eBooks.
I am very hopeful of discovering strategies and methods and structures and support here so that the eCourse will be completed and this piece of social media will become like child’s play.
I am a Workers’ Compensation Survivor in the USA and a #TBI (#BrainInjury #Concussion) survivor as a result. Friends in Canada, UK and Australia face similar life-threatening challenges from workplace injuries The internet brings us all together to explore solutions.
If you have friends or loved ones fighting the good fight, don’t let them fight alone. Lend a hand, and some blog space!
My intentions are to help Injured Workers escape the system(s) with their lives — Workers’ Compensation is NOT an employee benefit.
My professional friends told me, ‘Get out of work comp by any means necessary – it will kill you.’ They didn’t have a clue about the how. It took me several years to find that ‘magic formula’ that may also work for others who have a grasp of the power of social media.
My blogs about workers’ compensation and nuclear matters include reminders to #DodgeTheRads, #OccupyVirtually and to remember remember…
Learning never ends. See you over at Kajabi-Land and Teachable!
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – #DodgeTheRads