I continue to actively jobseek. I do actually want to work. I actually want a career, and to better myself.
But how many employers would be minded to employ me, when for the last month (it’s only just stopped, apart from a dot) I lost huge quantities of blood/clots, and when my sanitary towel can flood in less than a minute. This means I wouldn’t be able to attend a job interview when my blood loss is at its heaviest.
For some of the jobs I apply for, I am asked to list any reasonable adjustment, and why I may need the employer to make any reasonable adjustment, to enable me to attend interview.
Can you imagine how I feel having to list this?
I have been asking the DWP and others for help for years to help me attend medical appointments I’m most stressed about. But I get zero help. So my health issues worsen, as they’re not investigated, or treated. It worries me sick.
If I had the help I’d been asking for, for years, I’d be much more employable. “Access To Work” won’t help me. When I get the time, I’ll dig out my notes from my 1st PIP Tribunal in 2015, where the female Judge looked away as though with sniffy disdain/disgust/incredulity as I gave some of my answers, and where I was mortified to be there, trying to explain my health issues, in front of 2 men (as well as 2 women). The male panel member also looked equally unsympathetic/incredulous. I’d had no legal help, and no-one to take with me.