Hi all. If I can't find a new library job or office job, I may eventually need to look into retail. I've worked retail for several years in my 20s,and it was fine, but now as I approach 50 I'm finding it hard to stand on my feet in a small space for hours on end. I get more muscle aches than I did when I was younger. (I experienced this problem when I was a holiday cashier last year). Do any of you have this problem, and if so what helps you get through your shift? Do you wear support stockings or back braces? Do you find these things expensive? (When I started my retail job, I considered athletic or special support shoes, but these were typically over a hundred dollars, which was too expensive for me in part-time minimum wage job.)
Also, with the graying of the American workforce, do you think any retailers might make accommodations such as allowing workers to have a stool to sit on during slow times, or alternating their cash register work with something that enables the worker to move around (eg. cleaning, restocking merchandise, etc.). Does anyone know if the Americans With Disabilities Act covers anything like these suggestions. I'd be grateful to get any honest work, but I need to physically be able to do the work.
By the way, I began my own Jobcase discussion list, and invite all of you to join "overcoming hurdles". I think the topic of accommodations may be a good topic of discussion for that discussion list as well as this one.
The Kentuckiana is sponsoring a Job Fair on Mon. (10/26) from 10am - 2pm at the KFC Yum Center (1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202). Companies will be seeking to fill various full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers. Applicants will be able to speak with representatives from companies that include corporations to small businesses, colleges, manufacturers and agencies. Read the Courier Journal article for additional details (http://cjky.it/1VObUwp).
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I am seeking employment opportunities in Mansfield, Oh. I have been working at a drive thru beverage center for the last three years. I have experience as a server; but willing to be trained in other career fields. I am reliable and hardworking. Thanks for your consideration.