scared to go on interviews!

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lost in philly
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   Posted 7/23/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Help! I have what is probably one of the easiest interviews in the world today (companion for a blind man) but I am soooooo nervous and scared! What if he has alot more energy to go do things than I do? What if I bore him? Do I tell them in the interview that I have fibro? I do right? How do I say it? Oh man I am stressing out! *deep breath*

So sorry. lol

Help! blush
lost in philly

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   Posted 7/23/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Philly, I would wait and see how it is and then if you think they need to know, mention it.
Try taking deep breaths and tell yourself you will do great!!
You go girl!!!!!!  Good luck!
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   Posted 7/23/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
You will be just fine.  He probably just needs a companion...someone to talk to and to help him with meals, etc.  He will move slowly because of his sight so I really don't think you have too much to worry about.  This might be a perfect fit!
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   Posted 7/23/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope it goes well.  It's hard to relax and turn off the anxiety.   hehe .... I've have a neuropsych exam tomorrow morning.  It was my idea, but I'm sorta feeling like you do.
I think it might be best to make this man part of the decision making process.  Let him have some input.  One of the things I've learned in the last 7 months is that all people with chronic conditions have much in common.  You may find that your fibro may give you guys an instant bond. 
He's had a lot of experience coping with a chronic condition.  Ask his opinions when you're having a tough day.  Being able to discuss this kind of thing with you will probably make his day.
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   Posted 7/24/2009 12:35 AM (GMT -7)   
How did it go? I am curious because I will be starting a job search pretty soon. I'm working a temp job and my supervisor is a friend of mine, so she knew way back when I thought I might have lupus. I'm not going to be able to stay where I am because the position is not being funded after this fiscal year ends, so am getting ready for my first job with "strangers" after being diagnosed. My plan of attack is to find a nice workplace that is progressive enough to let their employees work flex-time and by telecommuting part of the time. We as humans are able to psych ourselves up enough into fear and anxiety, preventing success. Rich's advice is also good - the more I learn about my pain and abilities the more I enjoy learning about others coping with chronic conditions. I'd enjoy hearing your update if you get a minute!
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