SICK OF BEING FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got fired friday, again. 2nd job in 2 years. MEH!!!!! this illness thing isn't what it is cracked up to be. :evil: anyone have thoughts on disability? i have applied already my pcp and rhuem doc said i should. is anyone on it? know how jump thru thier hoops???
This is terrible!!! I didn't think it was legal to get fired for a disability...
I'm no help on getting disability, but I wish you luck. Keep us posted on your situation.
:twisted: this is Arizona- everything is legal- it's a right to work state, i don't even think i understand what that means.. but tis what "they" say. all is fair is war and work... lol... :roll:
Sarah, I'm so sad this has happened to you!
It may be that this is the time to pursue disability. If you had LTD with the employer call their HR NOW and see if you can apply based on the issues you had affecting your work. I don't know if it will work, it may not. But it is someplace to start.
As far as social security disability, there are others here who can help you, I'm so sorry, I don't have experience with it.
Many hugs sweetie - not all in the world are so cruel.
I just told my boss (principal) about my diagnosis today. She was concerned that I don't take enough time to take care of myself. She said that she knows that I'm usually one of the first in and the last out of the school, and told me that I should cut back. She also said that she doesn't want my sweetheart of a husband mad at her if I work myself to death!
Now I have the feeling that she's going to be checking up on me to make sure that I don't overdo it, and I really don't want that!
So you see, there are some really great employers out there!
I don't know Marla. Many of them you have to earn their respect before they will do that. If I just walk into a new job and start taking time off sick they will not think much of me and I would be gone pretty quick.
I think in most cases you need to be indispensible to them- otherwise they think of you as a drain on company resourses. Like the old saying- work twice as hard for half as much. Then you may be considered to be ok.
I'm really sorry Sarah. I wish you luck on either disability or a fantastic new job.
I too have been thinking of what jobs I can do as a stay at home wife- but most that I like, I need additional qualifications.
I work for a non-profit, so of course, I don't make millions, but work with great people that have been really understanding.
I hadn't planned on saying anything in my interview about me having Lupus, but it just sort of came out when they offered me a full-time job and I only wanted part-time (there were two part time jobs open at the time that the previous person had been doing as fulltime). Anyway, I hadn't worked for a year before this interview and wasn't sure if they'd ask about that or what.
There is hope for good employers out there. Wish we could give them awards and the bad ones......well, something else.
uppydogeyes: Thanks for all the replies. I have been looking for a job only since this weekend only heard from one employer and i told her i had lupus, she said she would call me back... that was tuesday. so i don't think this is going to be easy. ops: anyone have 3 grand layin around let me know... lol. oh man, I am feeling awful this week. my hands and feet are killing me and my stomach hurts ALL the time..., been trying to walk and diet.. not so easy. i miss normality. :cry:
I'll put my HR hat on right now, Sarah, to try to give you some tips on the job hunt.
I wouldn't disclose lupus or any other condition at the first interview. If and only if I needed accommodations of some sort, I'd bring that up when the job was offered. Only then, after the offer is made.
Many employers will give you the job description during the interview and ask "can you do the job?" it should correctly be phrased "can you do the essential functions of the job with or without accommodaiton?" Be honest - if the job calls for lifting 90 lb bags of cement, say no. (Well, I would have to, anyway!)
As an example of disabilities and the hiring process, we recently hired someone with a visual disability. She didn't say anything, I thogut there was something "different" about her eyes when we interviewed, but didn't worry about it. Her first day, she came to my office, upset and a little embarrassed. We'd given her a laptop - she'd asked for that rather than a PC as at her former employer (also a school) the laptops came with docking stations and HUGE monitors. Ours come with...a carrying case.
I immediately got on the phone and got her switched out to a PC - wth a large enough monitor. We're now tracking to make sure she's got what she needs to be successful. She wants to be treated "like everyone else" and not let others know she has an issue with her vision. We'll do what we can to help her AND keep it as confidential as possible.
Had she disclosed the issue at interview - WITH US it would not have made a difference. But I can't say that every employer is as understanding about conditions they may have no experience with. Lupus is something that most people don't understand.
Most employers will so what they can to be sure their new hire is successful on the job. Go to them with the information I've posted elsewhere about rhw Jobs Accommodation Network after you've been hired. Let them know that you're very excited about the job and will work your hardest. That there will be some times when you'll need a bit of help to be successful.
Hugs, sweetie, something WILL come along for you. And there will be an employer who will be thrilled to have you and all you can offer them.
This is terrible. I know when I was working my attendance was terrible. I actually was palced on written warning. Then my boss helped me apply for the Family Medical Leave. You can go to the HR dept. and they can help you apply.
As far as diablility is concerned. I do recive it. I had to fight a little though. I was denied and had to get a lawyer, but after two years I finally recieved it. Depeding on your work history you may qualify for social security deisablity or suppliment. You can go to SSA.gov and read up on it and also apply. You local office should be able to help also. The hardest part is waiting for the income. My husband lost his business becasue I could no longer finacially back it. He was forced to get a real job for health benefits. I was the one who carried all that.