going back to work after many months off AHHH!

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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 8/22/2005 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I'm new and need help. What to you tell an employer you've
been doing the past 9 months?

I was on disability and feel I can try to go back. Don't know how I'll pay for
my meds.

Anything is helpful, I'm beginning to get anxiety attacks again about this.

thanks all

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 438
   Posted 8/22/2005 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Well first of all, welcome to the boards. My name is Nickie , dx BP ( rapid cycler).Well are you currently on any meds at all? What is your dx? If you have no insurance at all, Sandra (dx BP also), might have some information to help you. She posted on one of the recent threads about insurance or the lack there of and having some info. Anyways, about starting over, you could be honest??? Or you could just say you worked for a family member or worked some odds and ends jobs. I went for a period of 1 yr. of not working, and it showed on my resume, and the employer who had interviewed me never even asked what I was doing. ( I was hired). You could say you took some time off for personal reaons, that way you won't really have to say anymore. " personal " . I hope that helps a little. Really it isn't great to lie, but I understand you wouldn't want to walk into an employer and say oh by the way, I am Bipolar and had to stop working due to....... blah blah... Anyhow, hope this forum helps you.Best wishes.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 807
   Posted 8/23/2005 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi, snapdragon! 

I am on disability, finally, after getting too ill also.  Even tho I loved my career, it meant the world to me, it's just not worth it making me sick from stress.   Sometimes it gets to that point where you have to choose.  Even stable on meds, I have to "baby" it and avoid that kind of stress, it's kind of fragile. 

If you are determined to go back, good for you and Kittycat is right about the "personal" reason.  It's the truth, and none of thier business.  If they press, just stop the interview and leave.  That's not a good sign. 

I am concerned, tho, because you are already having anxiety issues.  It can unstabilize you so be aware of that fact and stop at the first sign of problems before you end up in the hospital, because once you get full blown hypo/mania or depression, it's harder and harder to come back, ok?  not worth it. 

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