(Closed) Job/Life Confusion

posted 11 years ago in Career
Post # 3
26 posts

I am sorry you are having medical problems! That sucks.

What kind of job would he be able to get you?

IMO I think you should try out the job.  I have  no t been able to get a job and I have student loans to pay and my Fiance is supporting us with a low paying job.  I am trying to get into grad school and job searching for anything.

But I think to at least try  out working and taking classes would be helpful.  You could get the bennifits of being paid, and if it ends up being too much stress, then at least you tried.  I think you have a great opprotunity and if you don’t take it then you never know.

Good luck!

Post # 5
26 posts

The health stuff just keeps getting worse for no apparent reason?  That is so scary, I am sorry you are going through that.  Hopefully the specialist can come up with something.

Have you talked more with your husband about the job and the possible outcomes?  You guys know you the best, and could figure out what to do about the options.

The job sounds cool and you said you were interested in it so that is good! 

If you don’t know what to do, I read today that when your mind is off wondering, you solve problems better.  So, take a walk, listen to music, do whatever, and your mind will be free to weigh everything and find a good option…hopefully…without all the stress.

Anyway, some time for you is good no matter what!

Post # 7
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

I think you should take the job.  If your medical condition worsens and you can’t work, then you can quit.  If you get diagnosed and/or things improve, then you will be glad you have the job.

Post # 10
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

how long will it take to get results from the doctor, do you think? Can you wait on applying until then? probably not the best option, since your next semester probably starts shortly after the doctor’s appt… would starting a month into the semester make any difference on the job?

what are the hours of the job like? would they be able to be flexible with you if necessary? Like, if this medical stuff gets bad/worse, could you scale back your hours?

There are a LOT of benefits to a job, but if you’re fortunate to be financially stable enough without it, and you/your doctor think it might be harmful to your health, I don’t think it would be worth it.

If you’re really set on working, what about finding a part-time job that can work around your class schedule and not leave you so exhausted?

Post # 11
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmmm we have medical leave for serious issues. Is that an option, depending on the severity of your medical problem? I didn’t think you could get fired for being ill or undergoing treatment…but I don’t know how that works. Even if it’s a breach of contract?

Post # 13
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That sucks, I’m sorry. Are there other jobs you could apply to (yeah I know, in this economy, right?) that would be more flexible? Even something like tutoring or nannying older kids? I’m in grad school too, and one of my classmates is tutoring these high school kids at a rate of $20/hr, 20 hrs/week, in cash…

I don’t know if finding a different job is an option for you, but I thought I’d put it out there. Good luck!

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