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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/27/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all my fellow Fibro Buddys!!!..
I lost my job the other day 1st time I have ever been fired...  It hurt so bad mostly my pride. I was a good hard worker for the Co. But due to Dr appointments and those days when the pain is unbearable I asked for a part time postion. I worked part time for 6mo. then the Co went corprate my part time job was exicuted. So my insurance is gone and so is my job. Witch was my reason to get up and get showered and dressed and out the door most days.
Well enough about how it made me feel...
I want to work... I have two small children.
Anyway Do any of you know of any real and good work at home jobs or sites?
or ideas for me?
33 Yr old Female
Dx Fibro 2007
Tring really hard to have fun and not take life so serously.

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All My Fibro Friends
How do I find real work at home jobs? I have come across this many times
boards and have answered some individuals. I have put together a small list
for those interested in pursuing on line home based work. Happy Job Hunting.
Rhonda ♥

Legitimate Work from Home Opportunities
(note I have not checked out each company but have heard of many.
Have looked at few business in past when I had considered this type of work-These are also reputable sources as I know them)

Humour is always the Best Medicine!
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression

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   Posted 12/28/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Jessa, I'm so sorry. I hope that you will find something soon. (((HUGS)))
fibromyalgia and possible trigeminal neuralgia
50 mgs amitriptyline daily, T3s for facial pain (really not appropriate med) and now tramacet

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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry to hear about your job.. and medical insurance.
there must be something better for you out there.
I work from home for a catalog company taking sales customer service and resolutions calls.. Mind you I used to be an assistant Supervisor for them before the Fibro ..had to give that up and work from home with a small pay cut.. but at least I still work full time doing a split shift from home.. mind you there are many many days I wonder how much longer I can even do this.
I just wanted to let you know at lot of your phone company's and like cable company's do have a home agent program.. you would have to go in office for training . but them they set you up at home.. my company . you have to have a computer of your own. and phone lines. ect. but hey... it works.. I really would not be able to work in office any more... but this is a thought for you ... I also know a lot of catalog company's have home agent programs. to.
wish you luck my dear Fibro Friend. take care.
Spirit ~

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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Jessa I'm so sorry you lost your job. I haven't worked for a long time so I can't help you with ideas but hope you find something soon.
luv and hugs
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jessa,

I understand completely. I worked for many years in an office, until I just couldn't do it any longer. Actually, I should have stopped long before, but my pride? stubborness? just couldn't let go. For the last four years, I have been doing medical transcription. It's not as easy as it sounds. People think all you need do is be a good typist, but you must have medical knowledge, anatomy, pharmacology, etc...but...the good news is you can take an online course and become certified. Also, some companies have a training program of their own. Of course, there would be a time you wouldn't be making money while training. Probably not the best idea, but it is an idea to think about. The company I am working for hired me on as an independent contractor, so no benefits, none whatsoever. I get paid for the lines I type for them and that's it...but the up side is I schedule my own hours, day or night, so when I need to rest, I can and that was the most important thing to me. At some point in our lives, we have to come to terms with what we have to give up in order to maintain our health. Took me a while, but I am now there. My pay is drastically cut, but I also have no clothing expense, no car expense, gas, etc and I'm insured by my husband's company, the one he works for. I hope this helps.

Best of luck to you


Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.

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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Jessa, wishing you good luck in your job search. Hoping you find just the right job with
medical insurance. Sending prayers and hugs.
Hugs, Robin

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 12/29/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Jessa,

I'm so sorry this happened to you! :( How sad that you want so much to work and they won't let you!

Recently, I read an article in a magazine at a doctor's office and found this listed as a reputable work at home company:

To access non-Kentucky based opportunities when on the below website, you will need to click "Join Our Team" at the top, then "Independent Agent Opportunities".

Not sure if this will help, but I suppose it won't hurt. They require a credit check, but I believe the minimum (in the FAQ's) is 500 or something!

Take care and let us know if anything works out. I'm sure many here would love to find a good wah opportunity!



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   Posted 12/29/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Jessa, I am so sorry to hear about your job. That is really too bad. I am really happy that you want to continue working. Having children to take care of is probably part of your motivation. Am I right? I don't know of any sites, but I am interested in working from home as well. I can't get out and work, and even if I could, it is REALLY hard to find a job where I live. I am going to show the links others have posted to my hubby. He is also interested in working from home because it is so hard to find a job where we live. Good luck to you. I hope you find something. I know you must be stressed not having health insurance. Are you going to apply for unemployment? I would if I were you. That would continue your insurance for a while, and it would give you some time to search for another job. Keep us posted. Take care.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

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