You apply for a job. You have all the skills and experience required for it. Maybe you have a gap in your resume because you needed treatment of some sort for your disability but you are ready to get back to it. You see that little box on the application- Do you have a disability? … Continue reading Should I inform an employer I have a disability?
I think we have to be wary when we work with chronic illness about the stress of work and the stress we are always under due to chronic illness or chronic pain... which can compound quite fast, especially if we are exceeding our limits in order to function at work. I wrote a post recently … Continue reading Chronic illness: Work burnout
You know I have worked for the same company for 14 years and I have in that time declined consistently in physical and mental health. So that means, leaves of absence, presenteeism and absenteeism. I am not a dependable or reliable employee despite my ambition and strong work ethic. And I have had managers that … Continue reading Invisible disability: Good employers and bad employers
I have lost two careers due to chronic illness. My academic career where I was going to go for my Ph.D. but due to unmanaged migraines that had become chronic and unmanaged fibromyalgia I could not. I took a banking job then but that just made the situation much, much worse and adding in Major … Continue reading Losing your career due to chronic illness
I have been reviewing old posts to add featured pictures to them and do some editing and I have learned a few things about myself along the way. While I am boldly going where cures fear to tread, I seem to be traveling in a bit of a circle here. Round and round we go, … Continue reading Things I learned from myself
Just Fake it till you Make it Just push through the pain I have lived with chronic pain for a very long time and that is a long time for some denial and waiting on treatments. And trying to have a life in there. I tried to have a career because I needed to … Continue reading Chronic Pain: Fake it till you make it