Lost My Job

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Lost My Job

by c0deblu2th on Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:57 PM

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I finished my treatment in Dec 2013 and went back to work part time, five half days in Jan 2014.

In November 2014 the bus I used to get to work was withdrawn. Because neuropathy really bad in winter I had to get taxis.

By march 2015 it started to occur that I was paying to work not other way round, over third of salary each week going on taxis.

So I asked my boss about possibility of work three full days to save money. She laughed and said no. Two more appeals over next year were turned down so I was forced to leave. 

Had ground for constructive dismissal case but lost on technicality. I know I will probably not work again even though I am only forty eight. 

Working since I am fifteen so this way of life alien to me.

Going back to my therapist to find ways to cope.

I am wondering how others managed not being able to work after cancer

RE: Lost My Job

by bobdonaghy on Mon Oct 17, 2016 01:19 AM

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I was luckier I guess. I was diagnosed sept 2015. I continued to work until February 2016 and went on disability then. I turned 62 in March and retired. Not the way I wanted to retire although I had always wanted to retire at 62. I wish you the best of luck. Bob

RE: Lost My Job

by survivorliver on Mon Jun 11, 2018 05:04 AM

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On Oct 16, 2016 10:57 PM c0deblu2th wrote:

I finished my treatment in Dec 2013 and went back to work part time, five half days in Jan 2014.

In November 2014 the bus I used to get to work was withdrawn. Because neuropathy really bad in winter I had to get taxis.

By march 2015 it started to occur that I was paying to work not other way round, over third of salary each week going on taxis.

So I asked my boss about possibility of work three full days to save money. She laughed and said no. Two more appeals over next year were turned down so I was forced to leave. 

Had ground for constructive dismissal case but lost on technicality. I know I will probably not work again even though I am only forty eight. 

Working since I am fifteen so this way of life alien to me.

Going back to my therapist to find ways to cope.

I am wondering how others managed not being able to work after cancer

Wow. Only one job in your town? I have heard of small towns before...I have been on chemo and working (not now, NED) for years. I kept getting sick, like 3x a month, and had to quit that job. No help on my rent or emotional support or anybody saying anything except my cats cost more than internet. Finally a place HUD approved, but not for long. I picked up a little job and would love to return to full time work. I had cancer 16 years, which was mainly waiting on 'the magic pill' to come out. Don't give up and write yourself out, get on ticket to work, buy a car, and realize that if you don't what you are living on now is all you ever get, except a 1-3% raise every so many yrs. Subsidized housing isn't healthy housing.

I am trying to increase my stamina and return to full time work again. I worked part time almost through my entire cancer fight. I will receive my benefits for about two more years based on a formula based on length of chemo & type. I need to feed my retirement fund rather than deplete it.  

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