Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What if you have chemo brain?

Our two work gurus Dale Dauten and J.T. O'Donnell talk to a man who has lost three jobs following chemo for cancer--because he is foggy and cannot work as fast as others.

He does not want to tell interviewers about the treatment for fear of not being hired.

J.T. says she is right not to talk about it.

Dauten says, yeah, but he has lost three jobs.

J.T. says he needs to manage the type of job he goes for...look for ones without tight deadlines. Or be self-employed.

Dauten says everything is  measured--that won't be simple.

J.T. insists he can find an employer open to dialogue and who appreciates slow and stady wins the race, basically--attention to detail.

What do you think?

I think the employer will find out about the cancer anyway--and can be persuaded in many cases to make some allowances, at least for a while.

As for starting a business or being self-employed--this, too, requires energy and focus. Not an easy situation.

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