Adriana Sanchez
over 6 months ago
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So I'm currently using a cane to walk because of some weakness I have in the left side of my body and I've been on a bunch of job interviews, that seem to go really well according to what I think, but then I don't get the job. Could it be because of the cane? Are employers discriminating me? Also, they don't ask anything about the cane-which I know they're not allowed to do but maybe if they did ask I could explain the reason and they'd give me a chance. Its so frustrating. Also, should I inform people that I use a cane before the interview, while on the phone? That way when I med them they're not surprised?

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Steven Ransom

Nobody is going to tell you anything regarding your cane, as that may be a legal issue. In fact, a cane may make it possible for you to live independently while remaining active and mobile.

I would look for jobs where you can remain seated, or with minimal walking, ...

Nobody is going to tell you anything regarding your cane, as that may be a legal issue. In fact, a cane may make it possible for you to live independently while remaining active and mobile.

I would look for jobs where you can remain seated, or with minimal walking, ...

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Howard Risher

That is disability discrimination.

That is disability discrimination.

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Becky Bauer

I just acquired a forearm crutch set I use as canes individually or together and now my HR are throwing a fit over it. Saying even if I have a doctors note they can not allow it. So now I may be laid off and now have to possible for look for new work with a cane in tow..... any advice? And I’m so sorry you had this happen to you

I just acquired a forearm crutch set I use as canes individually or together and now my HR are throwing a fit over it. Saying even if I have a doctors note they can not allow it. So now I may be laid off and now have to possible for look for new work with a cane in tow..... any advice? And I’m so sorry you had this happen to you

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Gabrielle M Bonduer

I do not walk with a cane

I do not walk with a cane

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Sanjay Achwal

See andriana, Once you are confident of your work and one genuinely needs that he has to give you a job.do not worry of cane,one day or the other you will get a job,I have Been trying for job since last two years but still I am hoping that I will get a job,pray god,he will certainly help you.

See andriana, Once you are confident of your work and one genuinely needs that he has to give you a job.do not worry of cane,one day or the other you will get a job,I have Been trying for job since last two years but still I am hoping that I will get a job,pray god,he will certainly help you.

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keith skeel

Adriana, this is a question or subject many won't discuss. To me it would depend on the job requirements. I don't know that businesses are discriminating against you, they may just be looking at the requirements of the job. Nobody is going to tell you anything regarding your cane, as that may be a legal issue. I would look for jobs that you can remain seated, or minimal walking, with no lifting similar to an office job. I am sure you can do many things, but you can't make a company hire you. As for disclosing the cane before the interview, that's up to you. I am a fan of disclosing issues upfront, but in the case of a cane I don't know, it would depend on your comfort zone in preparing for the interview. Good Luck...

Adriana, this is a question or subject many won't discuss. To me it would depend on the job requirements. I don't know that businesses are discriminating against you, they may just be looking at the requirements of the job. Nobody is going to tell you anything regarding your cane, as that may be a legal issue. I would look for jobs that you can remain seated, or minimal walking, with no lifting similar to an office job. I am sure you can do many things, but you can't make a company hire you. As for disclosing the cane before the interview, that's up to you. I am a fan of disclosing issues upfront, but in the case of a cane I don't know, it would depend on your comfort zone in preparing for the interview. Good Luck...

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