Hey gang. I got a job!
I spoke with my social worker on Friday, b/c I've been going nuts, being stuck at home the last two weeks, and he said that I can work while on disability, I just can't bring in more than $1000. a month - which never happens anyway, b/c I never seem to be able to work that many hours. So, I re-typed my resume and cover letter, and headed out. I've worked visual merchandise for the last four years, retail for the last eight, so I headed in to the JC Penney's (that's where I worked in GA) and filled out an app. I went to hand in the app, and asked if I could leave my resume, and this guy behind me asked if he could see it. Turns out he was the ASM, and he took me straight back to the store manager, who hired me on the spot, and asked where in the store I would like to work.
I wanted to go back to visual, but there were no openings right now, and I think it would be too much for my body to handle quite yet, so I'm working in the Jr.s dept instead. It's a long way down the pole from being a manager, but I'm getting a little better at accepting where my limitations are at the moment. He said I could start out in Jr.s, and if I didn't like it, I could switch to any dept. I would like. Cool, huh?
One problem: I didn't get much of an opportunity to speak, and so I didn't tell them I have seizures. So my question to everyone is this: Should I? And if so, HOW? I want an opportunity to prove myself, but I'm still working with my doc on trying to get the seizures under control. Most of mine for tonic-clonic happen at night, but I have a lot of absence seizures during the day, and what I call "twitch and glitches" where I stutter over words, and my head and arms jerk on their own at weird times. It's been a long time since I've worked with customers, and I'm kind of nervous, b/c I don't want everyone in the store knowing, but I don't want to let them to suddenly find me on the floor one day and not know what's going on either.
Any advice? I'm supposed to start later this week.
"For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you Hope & a Future."