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reply to post by hknudzkknexnt
If you have a heart condition, then you do not apply for a job as a guinea pig for tazer weapons manufacturers. If you have a nut allergy, then you do not attempt to get a job as a taster for a peanut butter firm.
Similarly, if you are so obese that it hurts to walk, or in any other way physically unfit, you do not apply for work at the post office, as a delivery operative. It is simply insane to do so, and that's the alpha and omega of the situation. Post persons should be able to walk six miles within a certain time limit, and without significant stoppage, with a bag of mail on their shoulder, and still be able to dodge three vicious dogs, and do all of this without being on the point of going to the hospital and asking for a quick shot of morphine to the cankles.
There are, I am sure, plenty of jobs in the post office that do not involve the vast trek from kerbside to front door, and I would suggest that unless this woman improves her health considerably, she should be placed in such a role, or freed from whatever contract she is employed under, to allow her to find work to which she is suited.
And just for the record, I am not joking, and I am not being judgemental, I am being realistic.
What if that postal worker was just really bad at spatial reasoning and did not realize that skinny driveway (side walk) was not as wide as her little mail truck.