What employer would deny that they want hard workers that want to work? None that I know of, except if it comes to people with disabilities. This Job Search article is great in pointing out facts and myths. During this great month of March it is good to take another look at this topic. Another reason to revisit this topic is recent updates to the ADA.
Many companies are crying foul and draining their pools. Why? So they don’t have to make it more accessible. For those businesses, I say watch out for your bottom line. Your profits can go down by 20%. Why 20%? Because 20% of the population has a disability. While not all 20% will require accommodation in a pool, they do know someone that may.
Attention businesses, have you looked into the actual cost or are you buying the myths of others just going by word of mouth thinking accommodations are expensive? Don’t believe it. Also have you looked into any grants or subsidies? Guess not if you just want to close the pool.
Here’s a tip. If you don’t want to spend your time researching these money saving directions and help draw more revenue in these tough economic times, then follow the directions of the article above. Hire a person with a disability. We are hard workers and it doesn’t cost a lot more to hire us.