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wolflover
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   Posted 9/29/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm about to be jobless. Do y'all think it is safe for me to start looking for another job on no medication? I mean, I don't feel like I can but i think i have too.I take 5htp, that helps with my mood swings a lot, but I don't want to start my job unstable and later realize the stupid things i did. I have bills to pay. Am I legally suppose to check that I have a mental illness on the applications?If I'm not, do you think they should know? Will that weaken my chances of getting another job? confused

tortoise11
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   Posted 9/29/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
You don't have to say ANYTHING about it. If you are legally disabled, you don't need to say what it is, just what "reasonable accomodations" you require.

IF I am ever able to work again, I'm be asking for unpaid sick days. (Sometimes I need 2 - 4 hours to totally regroup, other times I need 2 - 3 days off in a row.) I'll also be asking they accomodate my use of a service dog.

They don't need to know what your diagnosis is, AND THEY CANNOT ASK!
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

Depakote, Abilify - Fail; Seroquel - Epic Fail
Lamictal 200mg, Seroquel XR 150mg, Klonopin 0.5mg as needed

tortoise11
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   Posted 9/29/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Also to add: They like hiring people with disabilities. It helps them out with their Equal Opportunity Employment requirements. :)
Bipolar 1
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder

Depakote, Abilify - Fail; Seroquel - Epic Fail
Lamictal 200mg, Seroquel XR 150mg, Klonopin 0.5mg as needed

Trying to Understand
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   Posted 9/29/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting posts on employment and being disabled.
Didn't know that you could say you were disabled but not share the nature of it.
Service dog? Really, that would be comforting.
What kind of work would this be?
If you are legally disabled, what does that mean besides that you get disability payments?
And you can tell them from the get go that you need paid sick days, pre-planning to be sick? Won't them make them not want to hire you?
Really enlightening dialogue.
Thanks
Sandy

wolflover
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   Posted 9/30/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for all the advice and i am a women genetic, lol.

wolflover
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 9/30/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
ooops, I ment to put woman, lol.
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