I’m really quite low at the moment. Whilst I have no direct ‘proof’, I can’t get over the feeling that I’ve been overlooked for permanent jobs at my work (current a temp) because of my disabilities (also have epilepsy and PTSD, so have to have 1 day a week off for counselling, and 1 morning off once every 4 weeks for my infusion, plus any other appointments). I’ve done lots of extra bits of work for them off my own back, over and above what the others who have now been taken on have done, and I’ve only had good feedback. I was told that I could stay on as a temp, but that now seems to of changed.
This seems to be common place where I am. I had major problems with the university last year (causing me to have to suspend my course), and it took me 5 months to just find a temp positions despite being registered with god know how many agencies, and having a pretty good CV. They would constantly tell me that companies wouldn’t take me on with my needing a full day off and time off for appointments, and that I should just look for part-time. But even when I looked for part time, they never had anything.
Has anybody else come across this level of discrimination within society? And if so, how did you overcome it? I’m ready to thump someone.