possible new job need help!

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athensgirl
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   Posted 9/9/2008 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Goodmorning, and I hope everyone is feeling good!
 
I am very sceptical these last few days.  After 16 years of working in the same company, I applied for a new job to another company (american insurance company) which also has offices here in Athens.  I have many ex-colleagues working there now, so things look good.  Don't get me wrong, I like my current job, but I feel it's time to move on, now that my children have grown up, and I have more time to focus on my career.  I don't want to let this disease ruin my dreams and my plans for a better future, and since - at least for now - I am capable of working full time, I want to try....
 
My questions are the following:
 
1) Do you tell your new employer about Crohns? 
2) Am I wrong for wanting something better for my career?
 
Of course if they hire me, I will have to give details about my health anyway, in order for them to include me in the group health policy they have.  So I guess they will find out anyway, but I don't know if I have to tell them during my first interview.
My current job offers me great insurance, but also the american company offers great insurance programs to its employees, plus I will be paid 25% more than my current salary.
 
I would be greatful if you all gave me your thoughts, after all I consider you my cyber-family!!  (My husband says go for it)
 
Have a beautiful day,
Christina turn

aoccc
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   Posted 9/9/2008 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
go for it! good luck.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't disclose until you get the job offer and only bring it up when it comes up naturally. Such as "sorry I keep stepping out of your training. I have crohns disease and am not feeling great today."
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Nanners
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I say go for it. And I agree with Fitzy don't do it in the interview process but after when you have the job.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


juliewith2
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   Posted 9/9/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   

i agree with not telling till you have to.. I have just stated a new job and they have no clue that i have crohns and i dont plan on telling them unless i have to. I  have worked at home for the past 15 years so its all new to me..

 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Julie - while I agree that you shouldn't tell until you have the job I wouldn't keep it a secret at all costs. I am much more comfortable at a job when they know about it and understand why I am in the restroom.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


EruditePaul
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
athensgirl said...
 
My questions are the following:
 
1) Do you tell your new employer about Crohns?   Not at the first interview.
2) Am I wrong for wanting something better for my career?  You are not wrong.  But you are taking a lot of risk in my opinion. Be careful 
 
Christina turn

Diagnosed with CD in 1994;

In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail.  Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.


GSUonion
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Christina,

The only time you need to disclose your illness is if it will affect your being able to complete the job as described. Then if you need the "reasonable accomodations" you will need to disclose why. Sick time and flare ups are not necessarily a given so I would not discuss that part of it in an interview. I have talked about the CD in interviews only because I have a 10 month gap in employment. Then I basically say it was for medical reasond and I have the proper documentation to show this. Otherwise.....none of their business.

Are you in Athens GA?

 

 


athensgirl
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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks so much for everyone's replies!  The interview is scheduled sometime during October, so I have plenty of time to think about how I'm going to handle it.

GSUonion, I live in Athens, Greece.

Christina

 

 

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