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How Do You Feel And Overcome It When People Around You Question/looks Down On You Because You Don’t Have A Job? How Do You React?

How Do You Feel And Overcome It When People Around You Question/looks Down On You Because You Don’t Have A Job? How Do You React?

I hate it. This question is aimed towards those who are unemployed or had faced work discrimination in the past. I find it very unpleasing when others around me questions this. When the words “epilepsy” and “job” comes together, it’s an unpleasant feeling for me. Anything related to the topic is more of a put down instead of a question to me is the reason why I ask this.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I tried 3 times with grand mal seizures.
So many people on this topic have alot of good advice
The most important is the fact that you have to document.
That's the key.
Took me 3 years but the last time I went with a lawyer.
I won cause that lawyer helped with tons of documentation.
I had made a comment on here yesterday about almost the same thing.
I said people look down on you after a seizure. They talk behind ur back and won't really even sit with you for lunch
I don't believe that trying to educate them will make a difference.
I've dealt with seizures longer than most of you have been alive
Everyone don't want to pay a lawyer.
They give you a free consultation and then they talk about it and if they agree to take your case then they are almost positive they can win.
They take their fee after you get your retro and law says they can charge 2500 max
I had a great lawyer and I never even met him till hearing

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I just stopped working in February i was fortunate to be able to work all those years with my seizures. Now it seems like everyone i run into wants to know why i don’t currently work, i’ve always kept my life private. Even when i was face down at work. But as of this year it just became too much, my doctor told me i couldn’t drive. I agree with what alot of you have said its noone’s business. On the other hand i feel myself getting depressed being at home once everyone is gone i feel like i’ve lost my independence. Does that make sense?

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It's awful because it's your private health issue that the reason that you have uncontrolled epilepsy, so it's none of their business. But I just get active by doing voluntary work around town that I enjoy and coz I'm busy my life feels full.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I tell them I have a convenience to the government disability approval. I then have to explain everything but they know I want to work.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I understand that you are loosing your independence, I had to stop working along time along. Can’t drive. I didn’t want to stay home all the time so I gave myself hobbies. I go the the Art League to try pottery, love it , so I go every week. Not driving didn’t stop me so I tried taxis , buses etc... yes I have to say home too but I changed my ways of living.😊

posted over 1 year ago
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