In the initial phase of my career when I asked for a pay raise/promotion I was told “I should be grateful that I have a job.” a lot of disabled are not so lucky. neither me or any of my friends in the corporate jobs never pushed when it comes to promotion or pay hikes because we are always afraid of how these managers can make our life difficult.
During the years I learned to keep my head down and just contribute inn whatever way I can. but I kept my eyes and ears open, I learned everything I can and took every challenge because I knew, no one can steal my knowledge and outrun me overall.
But today I want to also speak this out, when organizations rate people with disabilities during the annual review there is no measurement specifically made for us. You are equal like all other employees but there is only one problem with that approach.
The processes are not accessible enough and not everyone who collaborate with us are empathetic.
When there are no right tools and right people to work it is immensely difficult to give the best of you.