What to do

@cripfemme (7710)
United States
January 15, 2009 8:05pm CST
I am the accessibility co-coordinator of an event in two weeks. My main problem is not with my other co-coordinator (she's awesome) but with certain members of the event organizing committee. I thought I was hired to arrange transit for people who are in wheelchairs and everyone else too because they opted to have the event in a place with no Masstransit at all. This, in my opinion, was not a smart decision but they did it anyway over my objection. Now, they're saying that since I'm the only wheelchair user coming to the event they don't want to pay for a van for me. I'm sorry, but I thought it was my job and I made the arrangements as I was told to do. I can't back out on the guy now. He already agreed to give us a discount. That's a bad business practice. So now, my co-coordinators say that she got the money for the van from someone else and would I please come to the weekend and help her out with access issues. Part of me is inclined to say, "Screw this. I'm done!", but I hate the idea that some unregistered person will show up and need help. What do I do?
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2 responses
• United States
17 Jan 09
Simple. If you can go Without paying Anything for the van, then go. You may be able to help. If for Any reason they want you to pay, then say you can't.You shouldn't have to pay Just because you are in a wheel car.
@Thoroughrob (11746)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Do what your heart tells you to do. It is wrong of them to do this to you. It is like telling you that because you don't use your legs to walk, it will cost you. That is bad business. Good luck with whatever you decide.