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 have blogged about survival mode before. This is when we push through the pain long-term and get to a state where all other aspects of our lives shrink, we only do what is fundamentally necessary to exist and life is Just an existence. We do what we must and crash and burn at the … Continue reading Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society
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 had made a remark that working with pain and vertigo made me feel like an idiot. And someone I know well and respect said that wasn't the case at all. That I didn't look like an idiot and she respected me. And it made me wonder about perception vs. reality. What hate am I … Continue reading Reflection: Self-imposed self-hate from being disabled
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