My flare ups do not allow me to do any work what so ever, as I am bed ridden.
I don't know how its for a lot of you here but a lot of people on here are mentioning to just "push through it at work" and I simply cannot do that.
I'm looking for work at a desk job (IT).
I've learned here to definitely not tell them about
my UC before or after they hire me.
However, why would you not even ask about
benefits? They should be required by law to tell me and I don't see why that would hinder my chances at getting the job because its a very general question is it not? I've been told by a lot of friends and colleagues who have got jobs in my industry that they have asked what benefits there were (medical/dental) and have gotten the jobs either way, I don't see what's so wrong about
benefits. Does it really disrupt your chances of getting the job? Do employers actually think "perhaps he has some disease or something why else would he be asking this"?
So basically, when I go into a flare and get bed ridden (and I will be bed ridden, I can't even stay on the computer for more than 20 minutes without getting severe cramps), I'm still confused on what I should do because a lot of you have said to just push through it, but I can't do that.
I'm still confused on what to do when I'm in a long flare (longest I can assume would be a month given steroids, still not sure how the remicade will be). If I'm in a flare for a month, do I just have to suck it up if I get fired? Do I tell them: "I could be out for at least a month", because I'm afraid I'm going to hear "Well I'm sorry but that is too long for any employee of ours to be out, we're going to have to let you go."
Now usually the steroids work after about
a week, a week long flare is usually okay for me (but it does get worse if the steroids take longer, a LOT worse), so I suppose I could be asked to sit next to a bathroom. But still..if it goes on for a month of being bed ridden at home, do I just have to suck it up and look for another job? Because then I'd be losing so much income I'd have to give up my apartment and then who knows what happens next.
Also, I should have mentioned I live in British Columbia, Canada.
Does anyone know how paid sick days work? Are companies legally obligated to provide them? If so, is there a limit to how many weeks off you can get for being sick?
Post Edited (Sugarcrave) : 9/10/2014 12:27:20 AM (GMT-6)