Sar I had to edit parts of your post due to bad language : rule number 2 of healing well
2. No use of explicit, obscene or vulgar language or images and/or messages, including racist remarks.
Post Edited By Moderator (Victoria) : 1/18/2007 12:10:12 PM (GMT-7)
Oooops, sorry Victoria, didn't mean to, was generally just having a bad day. Apologies again,
Hi Saeharr, may I ask what kind of courses have you been taking? and what kind of job or interviews have you been going too? Do the people who are interviewing you know of your background?
I had a very rough childhood ( I dont know if you have read any of my prior posts on it ) but I have had depression, anxiety/panic attacks and PTSD for most of my life. I went straight on to get my BS in Psychology right out of high school and went to work for a private mental health care facility which I stayed with for many years. I am working on my master's now and mostly finished with it. Eventually, my employers knew of my depression and anxiety but it was a close knit environment and they were supportive of me regarding it. Which I was thankful for. However, I did have other part-time jobs while I was employed there too and never did I let on that I had any sort of illness as this just wasnt their business to know. And it does set you up for them to discriminate against you even though it is against the law it is difficult to prove this is why they didnt hire you.
It sounds like you have been working hard to better yourself. I agree with Shy that you most certianly have "the will of a warrior". Perhaps look into an antidepressant if you think it would help. If not then dont it is always up to you. But do keep your head up and keep your pride. No one is perfect and dont ever let anyone judge and if you feel they are judging you dont let them know that they are getting to you. This is what they want...to get a reaction out of you. Keep your cool, mostly when your in a job interview. The right one will come along...you will see.
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Post Edited (saeharr) : 1/21/2007 4:43:19 AM (GMT-7)
I am assuming that you dont live in the US? No I live in the UK, although first opportunity and i'll be emigrating somewhere else!
all your healthcare records are secured unless you sign a release for information to a certian individual or provider That's the same system here, which in theory means you can withold your records, but then in practice you're not very likely to get the job, so really you don't have a choice but to sign them over! It's a no win situation either way. Although saying that my University accepted me, so hopefully the hospital will to....
Dont let someone sitting behind a desk look down on you from just what they read on a piece of paper. Your more then just a name on a folder in a chart somewhere...remember that. I'll do my best! It depends how confident i'm feeling that day and what questions get thrown at me! But you're right, i am more than a name on a folder, or a number on a file, it's trying to convey who i am in the limited amount of time they give you, and the limited questions they ask you You never know, it may not be as bad as i'm expecting it to be, although judging by the last guy i got i'm bracing myself!!!!