Sooo... my first job turn down due to crohn's

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Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 8/23/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I went through three interviews for a position at a call center... yes, a call center. They pay wasn't that great, but the manager was personable. The offer was made. I went and did my mouth swab drug test and took in copies of all my medications from the pharmacy. They put on the test paperwork Crohn's. The next day I got a call that the offer had been rescinded. I asked why and was told it was policy.??? policy for what?? Didn't get a response. Great. Still sittin' at home each day filling out applications and doing phone interviews.

What a bummer. I am now full flare. Looks like I will be going back off food and getting back on prednisone as well. skull

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   Posted 8/23/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Awww Texan I am sorry that happened to you. Just means there is something even better out there for you. I will keep you in my prayers that God brings you to the best job for you and gets you feeling better soon. ((HUGS))
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.

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   Posted 8/23/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
shucks!!!!!!!! ((((((((((((((Texan)))))))))))))
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   Posted 8/23/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
"If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action." -Rumi-
CD for 15 years diagnosed at age 11(i get the crohns cycle)

Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 8/23/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Something will come up. I told the recruiter up front about everything and asked that he not disclose my illness to the employer, which he did not. The results were supposed to be sent to them, but they sent them to the employer. I was pretty "peeved" to say the least.

We are keeping our head above water. Starting a better leopard gecko breeding program. Figure we are good at it, why breed 30 dollar lizards when we can breed 700 dollar lizards and make it worth our time. Been putting back money from sales into an upgrade fund to purchase more expensive females. We have got the groundwork laid... by next summer we will be making some money off this hobby.

As for work, hell, I called Duncan Donuts today to see what they were paying - lol Until I land a job, I will keep on keeping on. Chin up/chest out, as my mother always says. Guess it's time to sell of some stuff... but no way am I selling my horse!

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   Posted 8/23/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Through thick and thin, I've always kept my horses. They are what keeps me sane. A good neck hug with my face in their mane, smelling the irresistible mingled scents of horse, leather and dust. *sigh* Nothing like a ride around a freshly cut hay field on a treasured horse to clear the head...

I pay my 'psychiatrist' in hay, grain and carrots for keeping me sane. Much cheaper than a real one!
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.

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   Posted 8/23/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
a job is a that is comfortable for your stomach is even better...I learned not to tell an employer until they can't live without you, learn every task and just takeover. Your disease won't mean crap to them if you basically run the place.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional Arby's breaks :)

Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 8/23/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
78SilvAnniv -

No words spoken were ever so true. When I have had a real bad day, it all goes away when my girl comes up and lays her head on my shoulder for a big hug. This girl loves me so much that when I had a tack malfunction going down a steep hill and fell right in front of her, she made every attempt to miss mme. I came away with only a bruise where she barely put any weight on me. Any other horse and I would have been in the hospital... but not my Bailey girl. She is worth her weight in gold. I will own her until she passes from this earth.

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   Posted 8/23/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm right with you Texan.  That job I was all excited about... Well I had to disclose that I had Crohn's due to medical "screening" and now they're making see one of their physicans before I can start to "clear me".  Totally SUCKS!  I go Thursday so hopefully I'll know then.

reynoldi- How they get away with it not being discrimination is that they state that the offer stands IF everything is completed and ok'd in a timely manner.  I also HAD to sign a paper stating that they could let me go at anytime for any reason...drug screens, medical screening, etc...


Hang in there Texan, I'll be sure to say an extra prayer for you!



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   Posted 8/23/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tex,

I do dog breeding.  I breed Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  They are the best dogs, i love them and love breeding.  It has its ups and downs, but I can be at home and as we live so close to so many beaches it is not hard to find one you can pull up on and let the dogs go.  The pups sell for £600 and £650 and I usually have 5 pups per litter and 3-4 litters per year. I have three *****es and one dog, they have basically provided us with our 'second income'  I also pa for my husband.  I use to barber, loved it too, but my hands starting hurting to bad to continue.

I think the lizard breeding is definaltey a positive move forward.  With thinking like that you will soon be providing all your income needs with positive, enjoyable, 'self owned' tasks.

Hope it all works out well.  Sounds like you got it all going for you, things will fall into place in no time.
All the best,
Diagnosed CD in Sept 06 with 70% small bowel and ileium affected
Have had since at least 02
no meds, no surgeries
Feel free to email me for my pain relief method, and a way to cure ulcers in gut.
Mom of 4, Wife of 1, Daughter to the King.
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   Posted 8/26/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm sooooooooooooo sorry!

I changed jobs about two years ago and didn't tell my new employer about my condition (Crohns Colitis). Unfortunately, within the first 5 months at my new employer, I had an attack so painful that I had to leave work in an ambulance. Fortunately, I work for a major healthcare company that owns several hospitals, so they understood.

I wish you the best of luck!



Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 8/27/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to you all for your supportive words. Lesson learned: DON'T DIVULGE CD. Got that one down.

Had an interview today at another law firm (sigh). Not want I want, but a job's' a job. We shall see. Still sending out 10 - 15 applications each day! Spam city.


Cookie's Wife
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   Posted 8/27/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hopefully something will come your way...I've been praying for you!

Good luck and keep us posted!


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