Epileptics make better workers

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   Posted 9/25/2004 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi board,
Did you know that it is a proven fact that epilectics are generally better employees? So employers should be more than willing to hire an epileptic. (unless it's really severe)
They have better attendance because they think they're being watched by their superiors who are expecting them to take lots of sick days.
They work harder and have a better production rate for the same reason. Everyone is just waiting for you to screw up.
But they're still outcasts, Everbody thinks the're different but actually they're more compssionate.
We have to continue to do more to educate the public about epilepsy or seizure conditions because we're still viewed as outcasts or bad people (possessed by satin).
The general public are basically SCARED of us, if we have a seizure in front of them, they will be embarrassed and won't know what to do.
Randy (Ontario, Canada)
Randy (Ontario, Canada)

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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 9/25/2004 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, i'm also of the opinion that most people think that epileptics generally are not as smart as the average person either.  Especially if they find out you've had brain surgery.

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   Posted 3/20/2005 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to work in ad-agency as an art director for a few years and than in theatre - I've never had any troubles. Nobody even asked me about my health.

Now I'm a free-lance translator, my partner is also free-lancer so I don't have this kind of worries.


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   Posted 5/9/2011 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It's a bunch of bullcrap that epileptics aren't as smart as anyone else!! I am epileptic and I had 4 brain surgeries throughout my life. I had a whole lobe of my brain removed and my brain works just fine. I graduated with a 3.7 GPA with a masters in accounting. How ****ing dumb could I possibly be!!! I did an internship and never told my employers anything about my surgery until the end of my internship. She never would have guessed there was anything wrong with me. If anything, epileptics are smarter because they are more aware of their surroundings and pay more attention to details. People with any sort of problem are looked down on as weak and incompetent when, in reality, they are stronger and more determined. They have to be to put up with all the bullcrap the world gives them!!

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   Posted 5/9/2011 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I guaranteed if any of those "normal" employers had even one seizure, they would rush to the hospital whining and freaking out!!! Yeah, I can definitely see how they are so much stronger!!!
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