A few days ago I mentioned the term "differently abled". Not sure where it originated or how many have ever heard it but I think it should be the anthem of all people who have any type of disabling condition. And I include mental, physical and emotional disability.
So we know we are differently abled and we are all in different phases of treatment and recovery or maintenance. When I went out on disability last month my employer decided that they were unable to hold my job so when I am able to work I will need a new job.
Even though I am still seeking a diagnosis and treatment I am beginning to think about what type of job I would be able to do in the future. And I think about this with the realization that time and my aging will only further limit my abilities. I know I am not alone in this thinking so I thought it might be useful for us to share our ideas.
So what would you like to do when you are ready to return to work? And what limitations would this job accomodate? Be specific if you can or general if necessary...
My perfect job would be something I could do primarily from home via the internet and telephone. Maybe some type of account management. I would like to have some contact with co-workers or clients - maybe one day a week or so as long as the distance is not great. And the day would need to be somewhat flexible in case of "bad days".
This job would allow me to sit/stand/move around as necessary since no one is watching. A headset and a laptop would be needed. I think the physical contact is really important but by having it once a week it would limit driving time.