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Cherise Blake
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8 days ago

So I was let go from my job while on disability I got a letter in the mail I'm not sure how to go about it I never was called back into the office I never signed any papers nothing at all.. I was told that was a lawsuit and I can't be let go while on disability I was on the job fa 3 years

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Trisha Piciulo
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9 days ago

Helping a kid who was having a hard day who also possibly has a disability

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Nicole Taylor
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11 days ago

I have a condition that causes fatigue and a lot of pain. Before reading, please understand: I can't really commute and there aren't many jobs that I'm capable of doing. Please comment if you are able to help, but please don't tell me to get a desk job or something. I have applied everywhere I can.

The thing is, I can work and I want to. I can type incredibly fast, I'm good on computers. I will work for lower pay (I used to make $16/hr... I'd really love at least that...). I just need something that I can do that doesn't force me to leave my home, which is already set up so that I can function.

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Mike Corso
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11 days ago

This answer in my opinion is dependent on your needs, not the employers. Know that you are under no obligation to voluntarily disclose that you have a disability. I recommend you make the disclosure only if it will benefit you. For instance, if you need accommodation then you would need to disclose it. If you are applying for a job with a company that has a hiring initiative to hire people with disabilities, then disclose. Otherwise, do not disclose that fact. It is nobody else’s business. Also, I would suggest disclosing limited information. Just what you would need to benefit you. #interview

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Joshua Brown
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12 days ago

I have an auditory learning disability and have a very difficult time retaining information when listening, so I usually take extensive notes during meetings etc. My boss (who is a wonderful and empathetic person) recently pointed out that it sometimes looks like I’m not paying attention during virtual meetings as I’m typing the whole time.

Do you think it makes sense to just say “hey, I’ve got a bit of a learning disability and taking notes really helps me to understand the conversation better”? Or should I just keep my mouth shut lol

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jennifer thomas

I also take a lot of notes. It’s normal. When there’s questions, I’m honest about taking notes with no further explanation.

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Mike Corso

Hi Joshua, if you believe that it is becoming or may become an issue then it may be in your best interest to tell them. Olivia is correct. You can present to your boss in writing your request as a work accommodation.

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Angela Kuhn
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12 days ago

I worked at a local casino as a card dealer for almost 10yrs. In Oct. 2021 I contracted COVID from my direct supervisor in spite of the 3rd party they hired (bluestone) because he had told me in person he may have been exposed in his home, yet failed to disclose that information to bluestone upon coming to work symptomatic. I had been vigilant about protecting myself from the virus as I already had autoimmune disorders but he didn't follow protocol. After contracting the virus I suffered a major immune response rendering the joints in my hands, elbows, and sacrum disabled. I was in direct contact with the "bluestone nurse" almost every day informing her of my current and upcoming primary and specialist appointments. After meeting with a rheumatologist, my next appointment was with my primary to determine if I should file for disability. The last week of November, the bluestone nurse released me from the "COVID" aspect of their program and at that time I informed her of my last pending appointment scheduled December 7th. She then told me SHE would inform my HR dept and my director. On Dec. 5th I received a phone call from HR stating my return date for work was the end of November and I was terminated for a no call, no show. I hadn't even been released back to work from my primary care physician as I was fired 2 days prior to that deciding appointment. I had a 3 yr long issue with a female supervisor I had. We got along great over the years until another dealer, the supes best friend, changed her schedule that mimicked mine. Those two made my work life a living hell. Other dealers and co workers had noticed the blatant harassment and it became routine for me to work harder and longer at non favorable table games. When I finally had enough and brought my complaint to my director, he said to me and I quote, "Well, if you know what to expect, you're never disappointed". I have documentation of years of harassment, and the supervisors best friend working directly under her was a policy breech, but ignored. I also postponed major back surgery numerous times due to staffing issues on my shift. Now I'm barely able to get around and the services I once had, went away with my job. I have literally lost EVERYTHING. I went from having a life I was proud of, a great paying job I loved, to living in an RV unable to pay rent. It's been 9 months since I lost my job and have been told going against an Indian casino not only will be embarrassing for me, but have no chance of coming out ahead. Any thoughts on my course of action if any? Or should I just accept what is.

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Stancey Hale
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12 days ago

I only had 2 job, and I’m on ssi Due to disability. I can work, but I’m having trouble finding work. What is yall advice?

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Curtis Rupp
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13 days ago

First let me start for the last 9 years i have been working as a front desk clerk night auditor for a hotel its been secure and steady. But my wife and I are thinking kids as she is already 32 I wany a job that will support a family mind you we both draw disability hers ssi so her disability adjusts off my income but mine doesnt because it is va disability i graduated in 2016 with a bs in criminal justice but i have asthma so its hard to find a career in my educational field. To be honest my wife would rather I dont work but it doesnt seem realistic to me as she is dependent on me a work from home would be suitably the best but getting started has proven to be extremely difficult. If necessary I could remain at the hotel as it has been the most secure or try for a degree in hospitality.

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Angil McDonald
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13 days ago

Im looking for work from home jobs. If there is any legit jobs out there please reach out to me. I have experience in IBT ACCOUNTING 1 AND 2 AND BOOKKEEPING #workfromhome

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Shaun Whalen
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16 days ago

I am a compassionate person. I know what's it like not to have a car and have to take the bus everywhere. Most importantly I know important it is for the disabled and their families to know they are getting safe and caring transportation. Please this is the one job I truly want. Thank you Ms Shaun Whalen

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