Depressed, lost another job! 5 jobs in 8 years and and 3 years of that out of work completely (only eligible for 6 months benefits in that time). Not sure how I can continue to be the breadwinner. If I haven’t lost jobs from employers discovery of my MS (loss of trust or fear of sick time), I have lost them because my cog fog makes me so inconsistent that I don’t keep up to the level required of me.
The fact is, I have only had 1 day off sick in all that time and that was for flu which they sent me home for.
Of course there are others in my situation for similar reasons, so I would really like to hear from you.
Since diagnosis in 2011, (when working) I generally earn a 3rd of my pre MS salary. My cog fog is causing so many problems that whilst I am good enough to get another job, it is only a matter of time 6-12 months before this all happens again.
I can’t take a further pay cut as I need to pay for family, mortgage and other usual bills.
This life is not sustainable.
A little personal but does anyone with MS earn over £45,000 in job they have held for more than a year? If so, what industries and roles do you work in.
Desperate for a career change to enable me to get some more sustainability but I’m so lost.