• 2 months ago

    Job problems

    I was diagnosed with RA this year and have had several severe flares. I am a 30 yr LPN and my employers are surprisingly unsympathetic during these flares. Can anyone give me info on how I can protect my job?

Responses

  • RE: Job problems

    I'm 27 & my job isn't as easy at it the average ... I had RA since I was 18... still not in remission - it truly is difficult - but make sure you have your rheumatologist write out that you may need to take more frequent breaks & know your rights as a far as how the ADA protects your job.
  • RE: Job problems

    Do you have a union? If so, make sure your union rep knows of any restrictions your doctor has given you, like any extra breaks, the number of hours you can spend on your feet, the amount you can lift. Also make sure your supervisor knows this stuff too. And keep an eye out for any sit down jobs where you can also use your nursing experience.
  • RE: Job problems

    I was a delivery driver for almost 10 years before I was diagnosed (even though I had the flare ups the entire time). They didn't care either. As soon as I left that state I worked minimum wage for few years, and finally got a sit down computer desk job and I make a living on it. Sitting still hurts every once in a while but never as bad as standing and sitting and standing and sitting and climbing stairs and rain, snow, sleet, and hail. I will never deliver again.