Last reply 2 months ago
Jobs & Money

Hi Everyone

I was wondering is there a good paying job that accept people with MS?
I have learnt some jobs reject people that have MS etc
Cause having MS isn’t very good for the bank and paying things.
Am currently on the sick and am applying for help…lets just says its not easy and sooo STRESSFUL. Am saving up for a house that’s gone out the window and am just stuck.
So apart from lotto or finding a rich husband
is there any tips, advice anywhere

p.s Happy 2020 everyone πŸ˜€

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stumbler
3 months ago

@sarah_graham , I realise that it is difficult. Even though present Disability Discrimination should give us equal opportunity, potential employers can always seem to find a “better candidate”.

Personally, I’ve been out of the market for sometime, but I’ve always wondered whether you could offer an extended trial. That assumes that you were invited for an interview and would offer time to prove that you could do the job.

However, if your MS is not noticeable, then there is no need to mention it.

The following my provide some tips :-

https://support.mstrust.org.uk/file/store-pdfs/Working–studying-with-MS-WEB.pdf

Hmmm, Lotto or a rich husband? Well, you have more chance then me! πŸ˜‰


londonlad
3 months ago

@sarah_graham

I understand the struggles you are having, relating to MS and work…. I had just entered the contract market when I became ill…. as soon as it became apparent it was MS related they let me go…. to be fair as a contactor you have no rights and I had take a few weeks off, but since then its just been a bit of a struggle.

once I had recovered to a position where I could work,,, I have been hampered by gaps on my CV which I don’t like to tell them are due to my MS , and so its not easy.

I don’t personally wish to disclose my condition unless it becomes relevant, and besides the time off work, it doesn’t impact me..

anyway, I wish you the best of luck, and I am going through another job search now, so an feel the pain.

if you do win the lottery, I am single πŸ˜‰


sarah_graham
3 months ago

@stumblr I work in retail and am happy with my job and they are supportive. If I want to apply for anther job that has better money so when am on the sick I still have money to back me up. Do you know what I mean?
At this rate I have to find a job in a hot country cause the cold triggers my ms. So of course the UK we have nothing but cold apart from a handful of months that are hot.

Best of luck with the job search
stop you making me blush πŸ˜‰ haha


sarah_graham
3 months ago

@londonlad aww stop you making me blush πŸ˜‰
Had a ‘MS moment’ as we say at home I read both posts as one *silly me*
Yay I don’t like telling people I have MS only my mangers and supervisor at work know I have it plus the first aiders. I work in retail and am lucky with their support but it not a lot of money and I already had to reduce my hours as it is.
Best of luck with the job search and I will keep you in mind haha (thanks for the cheer up)


londonlad
3 months ago

@sarah_graham

my bad, sorry to make you blush, but glad it cheered you up. πŸ™‚

yeah, I do think its fine to tell certain people about the condition.. I was meaning more at an interview stage, as I really don’t see in any circumstance where it could go in my favour. if that makes sense? anyway, Its best we all approach things in a manner that is right for us.

as you are working already, and I read you do photography, perhaps you can start to try and turn this passion into the new money maker.

Being a fair amount younger than me, you are probably more familiar with the most up to date apps/ online market places, but people working independently on gigs/ contracts is the way the job markets seems to be heading.

if you can take up some of your friends offers for jobs, you could start to turn them into a portfolio and build from there.

creating a job you love/ or a business is most likely going to pay more financially/ and make you happy too.

keep us updated!


anonymous
3 months ago

@ sarah_graham I will provide a cover letter you can copy and paste


lea_jeffreys
3 months ago

Employers are not permitted to ask about any medical conditions during the recruitment process, Equality Act 2010. They will be permitted to only once they have made an offer of employment. You can disclose a disability to them if you wish.

JobCentre Plus may be able to advise you further or perhaps think about the possibility of getting an apprenticeship as a way of getting into a company? Good luck with finding a suitable position


kayleyjay
3 months ago

Yes, I am in a similar situation at the moment regarding work. I have recently left my job due to numerous failings in the company and the fact a may be about to start the new ocrevus medication, it was my decision to go. I am worried about the meds and my finances but there seems to be no easy answer to this. My nurse told me to apply for some form of job seekers but what what type of job can I seek mid relapse with new mediation pending ? Any advice, anyone ?


anonymous
3 months ago

There are laws depending where you are are supposed to protect people with disabilities. In my experience people are easily replaceable in the labour force. If your not protected by a union then good luck. I have seen a lot of nepotism in my life as well. Even Donald Trump sad he believes in nepotism and hiring his daughter supports what he says.


anonymous
3 months ago

said*


sarah_graham
2 months ago

@londonlad Thank you and I will πŸ™‚


sarah_graham
2 months ago

@lea_jeffreys Thank you for the info. I didn’t know about that.


sarah_graham
2 months ago

@lea_jeffreys πŸ™‚ I need to start learning about Equality. Never thought about it before


sarah_graham
2 months ago

@kayleyjay I am on Universal Credit. I only get money when am on the sick cause even with my 20 hour job I still earn too much. Am grateful that I do get help when am on the sick.
Job centre in my local area has been supportive. I would apply for it. Have you MS Society help line they can put you though to someone to help with money matters
I hope this help πŸ™‚


sarah_graham
2 months ago

@stumbler Thank you πŸ™‚


katie_beattie
2 months ago

@sarah_graham I have a suggestion that may interest you, not sure if it will help..
A couple of years ago I was on universal credit benefits and they offered me a third party service. This service specifically works with anyone who has any kind of illness or disability which makes it difficult to find work and/or work full hours etc. They keep in contact with companies that want to be fair and employ people who need more flexibility and understanding.
I’m sorry, I can’t find the name of the one I used (typical!) but as I understand it, there are others. I found this one through my local jobcentre – by actually speaking to one of the advisors though, not on the website.
Not sure if this helps you at all, but I hope you find a good solution!


lorag
2 months ago

I’ve been looking for work for a year in half now. I’m in Australia and the job market is bad anyway but when you have a disability it makes it harder. When my MS wan’t noticeable I didn’t say anything no need. But 20 years later it’s noticeable because I use mobility aids, it’s hard but there is a way I’m sure😁

Good luck and keep on going.


dominics
2 months ago

What constitutes’ well paid’to you?

In theory there should be no barriers from employers. I think there is a big gulf between theory and reality though. Sadly but that’s the way it is.

I didn’t declare my ms – intentionally and sometimes deceptively – for a long time. I did initially and lo and behold – early 90s when the first iteration of the DDA was about – they tried to manage me out as I was having some issues. I sued them and am reasonable settlement was agreed. My lawyer let me pay him from the settlement as I didn’t have 10k knocking about and he knew he’d win. Easily.

But, boring, stressful and no job at the end plus you carry a taint in the industry.

If you are studying for a philosophy degree as your profile says then unless you stay in academia you’ll need to go into the financial industries to make decent money. Be prepared to sell your soul.

Stay your own firm? You set the rules.


nobodyin
2 months ago

Personally I have the ‘problem’ of the DWP declaring me unfit to work and therefore being only allowed to earn Β£130/week if I could find work which doesn’t involve moving about and is close to a loo. Having finally found a niche in set building @ Β£250 a day before my legs stopped working I struggle to motivate myself most days. Only craft type production off my own back has offered any hope.

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