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Re: [IP] Re: advice for job interview that includes lunch



i've been diabetic since 1964 which predates my employment history.  My
mother was diagnosed in 1951 so I've been around this thing for as long as I
can remember.  I've always let them know during the interview and I've been
lucky enough to find understanding people.

Wish you well, Deanna, and hope this is the job you want.

Joanne
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:58 AM
Subject: [IP] Re: advice for job interview that includes lunch


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> Joanne,
> I do not believe my choice not to reveal part of my medical history during
an
> interview is dishonest. Frankly, it is nobody's business until they hire
me.
> I don't like risking being judged by a medical condition that a
prospective
> employer may or may not understand fully. I'd rather have them know after
I
> have an employment relationship with them and the opportunity to educate
> should there be any concerns or misinformation to dispell. A job interview
is
> too short a time to have that opportunity.
> As another poster suggested, it is too bad that I feel I have to take this
> stance. But it is for my own protection. I would love to be able to not
worry
> and just be open about my diabetes all of the time. That would be my true
> personality. But through experience I have learned to be more realistic
> rather than idealistic.
> Deanna
> dxed T1 9/92, pumping since 1/02
>
> In a message dated 10/14/02 8:21:13 PM, email @ redacted writes:
>
> << Your prospective employer will have more respect for you and know
you're
> caring for yourself if you're honest and up-front at the interview.  No
> surprises after hire.  My er knows I have frequent doc visits, but I've
only
> been  out sick twice in three years.
> Joanne >>
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