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  • Barry Glaberman replied to the topic Current Job in the forum Adults​ ​With​ ​Muscular Dystrophy 2 years ago

    I no longer work because of the MD as well as several other illnesses. My last job was a manager of a hotel. I have worked in retail, wholesale, entrepreneur, janitor, technician, DJ, and delivery. It is important to discuss your illnesses face to face allowing a potential employer to see your capabilities.

    Talking about your disability is a personal preference. Sometimes it may be okay and other times it is MYOB. Much of the time it depends on the work environment.

    • Barry, what job did you have when you started noticing symptoms of MD? Was your employer understanding of circumstances or not?

      I haven’t had many jobs but yes, I think there are advantages to disclosing your disease to your employer under the right circumstances. If you think your boss will be sympathetic to your needs and provide you with some sort of assistance or modifications to the job. But if you feel as though all you’ll receive is pity then maybe it’s not a good idea. I still think it’s important to talk openly with your boss about your needs.

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