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Re: [IP] new job-how much info to give employer?



Hi
forgot to mention, the company that I work for was/is a major
co-sponser of the ADA walk for cure db, last year
(and previous years), so, another reason to share!

David R
David R> In a message dated 5/23/02 10:41:10 PM Central Daylight Time, 
> email @ redacted writes:
> 
> 
> > Hi!
> > Well, finally after 11 months I have a job!  Any  advice on whether or what 
> > to
> > tell my new employer about my diabetes?  Do I tell them "upfront"?  I am 
> > not
> > sure of what to do.  I was at my previous job for over 7 years.  Any
> > suggestions?
> > Thanks,
> > Ella
> > 
> 
> The job I have now (started Sept 17th) was the first one I got since being 
> dx'd . I too was very unsure - I did not say anything during the interview 
> and on the first day - but I did have a bad low in the afternoon, and again 
> the next day - my boss had told me some things that day (she was getting 
> ready to go out on medical leave for a month for surgery) so that had opened 
> the door - so that afternoon at the end of the day I told her. Her biggest 
> concern was - do I wear a medical alert bracelet - showed it to her - also 
> showed her the frosting in my desk drawer and told her I always have my kit 
> and glucose tabs with me. She was satisfied. I also told the other gal in our 
> dept.
> 
> At the first big staff meeting (1st wed in Oct) I told the entire staff and 
> showed em my pump. Hasn't been an issue. But we are a non-profit that works 
> with clients with health concerns so it was an "open" audience. 
> 
> I have always just pulled out my kit and done a quick test if I go out to 
> lunch etc - and it hasn't been an issue. I figured - this is me - this is a 
> partof me - here it is - now lets get back to work. So far it's worked well 
> for me.
> 
> Good Luck and Congratulations!
> 
> Linda & Dax
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