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Jan Elijah
21 days ago

I live in Amarillo Texas. I would like to find some kind of work to do at home. I worked all my life. And now I'm partially disabled and I really would love to get back to the workforce. Thank you

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Joseph Skipper
21 days ago

#workfromhome In need of an income without having to put my back into it. Three work related injuries to the back is cause for a career change. Open for suggestions.

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Rachel Heineman
23 days ago

How to talk about disabilities and you job?

I got hired at a Kroger Starbucks and today is my second day behind the counter. I've been a Starbucks Barista since 2018 and the three stores i worked at have had to work with me on finding compromises and solutions to be able to do my job. Talking to my school teachers about accomodations is difficult but sometimes I feel like I'm using an excuse for a moment or four of awkward or sub-par performance. But the learning disabilities I have a serious impact on how I can work my best, effectively and correctly- and so my coworkers don't get that irritated with me. How do I even start this conversation? And with who and like just I have so much anxiety over this and my prior positions/roles in the stores, and I don't want to make excuses but I look really stupid if I don't explain. Any ideas? #newjob #disabilities #talkingtoboss

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Janice Reed

We all have insecurity at work and it's important to find a champion and ally at work. You can try to start with your team leader and supervisor, but gradually building trusts and relationships with other teammate. There might be things that you're good at that you're more than willing to lend your hand to while sometimes you need some help with certain task. Don't be afraid to ask for help. A strong support network at work isn't a given but definitely worth advocating for.

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Janet Brady

well honey, what you have wrote sounds like you are articulate, well aware of how you fell and smarter then you think. i do not know what your disability is it would have been helpful in giving you guidance. you mention learning disabilities and your school teachers. if you are dyslexic, memory problems , social anxiety disorders or mild autism. there are special schools that can provide a better learning experience. have you ever been evaluated gone through test to find out 1 what would be the best job for you. 2 what implements can be used to empower you and aid you to overcome your disability. now that being said, your state has what is called in my state( mass) rehab all states have them they train, evaluate and have job placement from employers who only want to hire special needs, check that out. good luck take care

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Khan Safdary
22 days ago
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Billy Jackson
22 days ago

Veteran. On disability and can’t afford to do anything but work from home. I would lose my SSI #workfromhome

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Qualonda Hill
22 days ago

Looking part time warehouse

I’m deaf ( hearing impaired ) required interpreter would look job fedex , mailroom sorter if available 2 shift part time only let me know

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Janice Reed

Maybe check out these quick jobs with some flexibilities?

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Amy Quick
3 months ago

WORK FROM HOME FOR DISABILITY

looking for a work from home #workfromhome

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Sandy Kent
24 days ago

I was just looking for a friend…. I am disabled and can’t work…. But if I could work I would come to work with your company

I was just looking for a friend… I am disabled and can’t work…. If I could I would love to work for your company..

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