I had so hoped I would not have to ask again. I know each and every single one of you reading this has to be tired, if not flat out disgusted, with my pleas for help. God knows I am. I truly hate this and my life more than you will ever know.
I had hoped that by now the Texas Workforce Commission would have ruled in Karl’s favor against KROGER 581 and paid Karl his unemployment benefits and his vacation pay. Instead, the Commission refused to consider his appeal and let stand their previous ruling based on errors of fact such as the claim by William “Bill” Latham of Kroger 581 and District Manger Carol Swindell that Karl drives. Despite evidence from us as well as Social Security that Karl is disabled and does not drive, the Commission found somehow that he did drive along with some other stuff that is appallingly wrong. Unfortunately we have not been able to find a lawyer to take his wrongful termination case because of the expense involved and our need for it to be a contingency case because we have nothing. We continue to wait for the National Labor Relations Board, Social Security, US Justice Department, and the EEOC to finish their investigations in preparation for their own planned lawsuits on Karl’s behalf. Karl is told time and time again to be patient and that this will be resolved in his behalf in court very soon and yet this has been going on since last fall with no end in sight. Meanwhile, for now, those who did him wrong still have jobs and are able to go about their lives as if they did nothing wrong to him.
I had hoped as I limped into my disability hearing last week I would be approved, a gavel would bang, and things would be expedited so that by now, a week later, I would have something in the bank account to save us. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and we now know we won’t have a decision on my disability case for three to six months.
That coupled with the bad news regarding our TANF the next day from the food stamp people just made our deal worse. We are in desperate straits right now and really need help. The local charities are beyond maxed out and we don’t qualify anymore anyway because we have already turned to them before.
Please, please "chipin" if you can. We truly need your help and I am begging. I don't know how to make it any plainer the real trouble we are in right now.