How do you get a job while you have the disabiltiy of a brain injury?
My pre-motorcyle accident career of around 6 years ago was as a Graphic Designer. I have tackled & completed various work placements and I have most of my original skills intact, I am physically fit except now I suffer from fatigue and can only work for around 6 hours a day before fatigue really hits hard. I can drive again, but have to consider the 'fatigue', aspect within the whole equation. At interview, when I eventually have to mention about any limitations, the interviewer has a kind of disturbed look because he/she has taken time out to interview someone who is disabled. I know about the human rights act and the options that should be available to someone like me, but I'm sure an employer will always find some kind of way around that, if they want to.
Asked By: robchalk1970 - 8/13/2006
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I know exactly where you are coming from. I was a journalist when I fell very ill with a brain disease, which I still have although Ive made a decent recovery. I had to accept journalism could no longer be my career because I also suffer from fatigue and it is a very demanding job... More
Answered By: funandgames55 - 8/13/2006
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george bush managed it
Answered By: brookieboy88 - 8/13/2006
one of my best friends is a guy, he had brain surgery. he went to beauty school. don't laugh, he is very good. it just takes him a long time ...........................and he is not GAY even he laughs at that.
Answered By: goldstcy - 8/13/2006
I wouldn't mention anything about it during the interview. Consider the fact that your performance might be awesome, in spite of your own lack of confidence. So make no mention of it again... More
Answered By: danuitti - 8/13/2006
I don t know what your city,town or government offers, but here where i am you can tell you the human resources department of certain offices who are there to help situations like yours will assisst people, even doing the leg work for them. The individual only has to describe to them in detail exactly what they want... More
Answered By: sometime T.O. snooze ! - 8/13/2006
ask your gp
Answered By: Danielle S - 8/13/2006
i know this is not your answer you are looking for, but have you tried being a self employed graphic designer?? You work from home work as much or little as you want. I know what you mean i have depression and no employer will hire me they won't admit it but i have experience and qualifications. I hope you find an... More
Answered By: jules - 8/13/2006
have you seen the disablility employment advisor at your nearest job centre? if not go see them.
Answered By: chunky - 8/13/2006
no they wont if you go through the proper channels like the job centre they have advisers there to help you get a job they have loads of company's willing to give us a try give it a go good luck
Answered By: snowball666 - 8/14/2006
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