ADA issues

So, I have a physical disability that will require me to have slight alterations in order for me to do any job. Not the worst disability in the world, but it is 1 whereby I cant stand for very long. I'm searching for office or HR jobs that would mostly be sitting down anyways. My question is if I should offer this info from the very first interview or not?
I know that, legally, I cannot be denied a job due to a disability. But we all know that…

I would not offer any info. It’s illegal for companies to discriminate for any disability. The issue would be the proof. How can…

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Thank you for your advice. My family has always told me that I would be a terrible person in the witness stand, because I just…

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The ATS could be stopping you!!

Feeling frustrated because you applied to a TON of jobs and you still aren’t hearing back???

The problem could be that your resume is missing some important information!

If a company uses what’s called a applicant tracking system or ATS, your resume will go through a screening process. If it’s missing certain elements it will be pushed aside and not viewed by that particular company.

So, let’s look at some tips on how to use keywords to update…

Great pointers! Thanks Lenin!

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My son is being targeted at work, because he has a disability

Recently, my son got into a confrontation with his boss. He was sitting down having a drink, before clocking into work. He had like 5 or 10 minutes, prior to clocking. Lot's of people do that. Especially, if you're in retail or restaurant work. His other co-worker was doing the EXACT same thing. His boss approaches him, gets verbally abusive, and demands that he clock in. Then she doesn't ask the other employee that was early to clock in. He is…

Start showing up for work 2 mins befor your shift

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Michael Giddings thank you for making me laugh. I needed thay. Lol my son us very PUNCTUAL. Always shows up about 10 minutes prior…

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Question

My husband's part-time job had a mystery shopper report. The company said that it is an automatic write up if it's bad and everyone gets written up. One item they put on the write up was him not smiling. He had two strokes and it is no longer an automatic function on him. Can they write people up based on a mystery shopper who is subjective? Can they include him not smiling as one reason? He had to relearn to walk normal and write after the…

Please consider contacting your state Disability Rights office -- discriminating against a person with a diagnosed disability is…

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What I loved working at #DisabledVet

Im Disabled Vet. Looking for work

Hi James Hoffeditz ! I would recommend you join the group Wells Fargo 4 Veterans to learn more about some of their initiatives to…

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Getting back to the norm

After 12 years on disability I’m getting back to work. I left as a SX auditor making $138,000 a year and even though I’ll only make $30 an hour, I’m excited to be back in my field with little certifications needed. Now I’m studying for my CIA ( certified internal auditor ) and CPA exams.
On a personal note, I’m starting back at a gym so I can get my dancer body back and lose 25 pounds to get back to 116! I’m also looking at old farmhouses on…

Congratulations on seeing the futility of being disabled. It's that wretched reclusive kind of person who you become clinging to…

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The greatest thing I enjoyed about working for #SocialSecurityDisability was

Are you kidding me? Being on Disability SUCKS big time.

I'm sorry to hear that John Madsen . Are you able to work a little bit?

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Finding the work more difficult than anticipated

I have been in so many jobs in which I have struggled to be fast enough, and to handle many things which are coming at me rapidly, to maintain my physical energy throughout the workday, etc. I do everything I can to be healthy and alert for my jobs (Public Librarianship from 2005-2015, and now child care). There are no simple jobs these days, with the possible exception of retail or cleaning hotel rooms or offices, and they don't pay a living…

Hi Francine Allen !
If you’re interested in working from home here are a few positions I can recommend!

Convergys - Full and…

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Trucking ain't easy

Back in 2013 I was an OTR Class A, I was working for CREngland reefer, I had just completed my training and went on as a I.C./ phase 2 trainer, and sadly, just as things were going well, I get a phone call from my family saying that my stepfather had passed away from a sudden heart attack and that my mom had nobody to help her get through it all, so I gave up my career as a trucker and haven't been back since. I now have other…

Wow - thank you for sharing your story with us in the community Thomas Breckles . I'm sorry to hear what happened and how it took…

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Disabilities

I have been recently diagnosed with a condition that requires me to use a portable oxygen system. Are there positions I can seek that will accommodate this? What kinds of keywords should I use? I have experience in front office and caretaker as well as a BSHSM degree.

Sharon Steiger I think you will find many who can accommodate you -- and will welcome you! Don't let preconceptions limit your…

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Age discrimination

I was very happy and working with a very prominent law firm for many years, was unjustly accused of mishandling an incoming call and ultimately let go without given an opportunity to plead my case. The irony right?! Since then I've been working as a CSR at a very unprofessional insurance company completely out of my professional character. The money is laughable. I've been applying & sending resumes daily for the past 8 months and have had no…

I'm sorry to hear about you losing your job at the law firm Mary Burgos . That really sucks. Although the new job isn't as great…

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