Last reply 2 months ago
Who works full time and use wheelchair?

I am looking for work and decided to try to go back to full time. I have secondary progression MS. I have difficulty walking use crutches and scooter, anything to help me really. Walk very slow and with it balance shit.

Everyone advises me to find part-time which is did for 3 years before being let go last year I. December. It’s good but I am in debt and need money and also I think it would be good to get back working full time and be more involved in a business.

Don’t know I would loose my pension but I think am only turning 40 in November would rather have money so I’m not soo stressed cause have no money.

Just want to put my health on the back burner for a few years.

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stumbler
2 months ago

@lorag , I know what you mean about wanting a full-time job. We all want to turn back the clock and do what we used to do, as much as possible, for whatever reason.

I think you will need the help of your fellow Australian members regarding the pension. Or perhaps these guys can help :-

https://mswa.org.au/

Good luck with the job.


eddievickers
2 months ago

Hiya

I too have secondary progressive MS. I did work full time, because of the fatigue levels and decline in my retention of info, I have gone to 4 days a week, which I find better.

At home I use a frame but at work I always use a wheelchair,, which I don’t particularly like, but is needed. My walking is very bad and have had a number of falls over the years.

I do not think being disabled should stop you looking for work. It may work for the company and do them NO harm!! Bit cynical I know, but we might as well use it, and isn’t your fault.

All the best to you.


lorag
2 months ago

Thanks, I know if I loose the pension they hold it for 2 years, and people at the agency said if I had to reapply I would get it cause it’s not like I’m faking just have to go through all the applications and interview etc.

I have gone for two interview and applied for feels like 100 jobs but nothing but a lot of people here are finding it tuff, so it’s not just me or my condition cause I don’t even mention my MS in my application.

I am applying for both full time and part time. It’s just getting hard.


stumbler
2 months ago

@lorag , I feel for you.

But, we’re warriors and, as fighters, we don’t give up. I hope a job turns up for you soon.

Hi @lorag ,

I too have SPMS and work full time (for now). My walking is rubbish so use either a walker or wheelchair at work. It is important for me that the company I work for is really good and make any reasonable adjustments if needed. Also my colleagues are really accepting of my condition and are always willing to help out.

There are good company’s and people out there. Good luck and don’t give up!! As well as you wallet it is a great social boost…….keeps your brain going!!


lorag
2 months ago

Yes that’s the other reason I want to work because staying at home I’m going crazy and feel down.

Waiting hear results from interview from last week. Will keep u posted.

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