Hi, I am just wondering really whether anyone else has come across difficulty dealing with recruiters/employers regarding their MS.
I am a Website Designer and thankfully with my job I am able to work from home 3 days of the working week, still available between normal office hours it just means I do not need to tire myself out going into the office when I can do the same job from home and in all honesty probably get more work done without the distractions of office chit chat.
I am very happy at my job as they are great with me, never complain when I am unable to work, come in the office when I am well etc so not actually looking for new employment.
I must get 3-4 calls/emails a week asking about jobs, I am sure you know the people who ring you at work, hound you and try and convince you this job is the one you should have and so on. I normally throw the MS card to them and they soon get off the phone but recently I have been thinking of what I will do when I do decide to move on/change jobs as no doubt this day will come.
The last few who have rang and emailed I have let them tell me about the job just to see how they would react, they have tried to sell me it, asked all the things I can do and then at the end I mention about MS. I tell them that I would want a job that can offer home work like I currently do and slightly reduced hours, knowing the job can be done anywhere in the world this is not too unreasonable.
I have had this reply which has angered me a little,
’In all honesty I dont think (company name) can commit to allowing that much time off. If you do think of anyone who might be interested in a position like this feel free to get in touch. We do offer a referal scheme so could be a good way to earn a bit more cash. '
The fact that he put ‘allowing that much time off’ when I am not, I am working from home doing the same job really hit a chord with me.
Basically I was wondering when the day does come to move on would anyone mention this to the recruiter, or would they mention this at interview stage knowing that they cannot not employ me due to my health reasons. I would have to mention at some stage the working setup I would want so it could not really be done once I join the company.
Any help would be great