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Chrys

821d

Hello! For those who have jobs, how do you find work? I know there’s a lot of remote jobs, but I’m having difficulty finding ones for my area and am wondering how to manage my symptoms for physical on site jobs? What kind of jobs do you do that work well with your conditions?

    • MoonFairy

      819d

      If you’re looking for part time, things in the water like teaching swim lessons to kids is great! I did that for 4 years, and now I work at a thrift store. It’s nice bc I get to move around and depending on how busy, sometimes I can sit for a bit to reset my heart if I’m feeling dizzy. One of my managers is super understanding and accommodating, and the other tries to be! But recently I got a write up for my lates :( I have the second best attendance out of my co workers but whenever I have a morning shift, I have trouble getting out of bed with my illness (mostly POTS I think). I have talked to them about this, and they said if I bring a doctors note, then they’ll stop scheduling me for morning shifts or else excuse some lates. (They’re kinda strict about lates, so without my docs note, based on policy, I’m fired if I get one more late, but I’m working on getting a docs note, but all my docs are so busy and aren’t getting to it!!) but yeah be open with ur managers/bosses about what u can and can’t do. There’s usually a service u can reach out to about accommodations at your business/work place. My managers actually get irritated sometimes when I’m not direct about my needs (because of social anxiety and bc I’m not comfortable bringing up disabilities due to responses I’ve gotten in the past), but whenever I am direct and open, the response tends to be positive!

    • Caly

      821d

      I work in a cafe inside of a bookstore. It’s a lot of standing so probably not best if that makes your triggers worse. The main reason I still do a physical job is because of my manager and the store owner being so accommodating and willing to work with me (i have very few hours, mainly only on the weekends a couple times a week which helps).

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