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I got the job


#1

I just got off the phone with them. I got the Field Manager job i interviewed for.

I posted about it in a couple other threads. I will be supervising about 15 other managers. Will have to travel some.

I have to pass a background check but I told them I accepted the position. It’s $22.50 an hour. It’s a federal job and it’s temporary. Not to exceed two years.

I will have to go and talk to the Social Security people. I already used up my 9 trial work months. When I interviewed they said the start date would be 19 February.

I should get a packet in the mail in 3 to 5 days.


#2

Congratulations. Is there a way you can keep your disability and work?


#3

was it tough getting in?

yeah, gov jobs are the way to go, what a nice chunk of change.

congrats.


#4

I will be in the extended period of eligibility. It’s a 36 month thing. I don’t really understand it too well. I think I will not get my disability benefits most months as I will be working too much.

But this job will end before the 36 months are up.


#5

that’s beyond the trial work period

just see if you can handle it, then go back on your assistance.

I think it’s a year and half.


#6

They offered me a job about 6 months ago and I declined it because I was afraid of losing my disability. It’s a temporary job so a lot of other people don’t want it. The last job I had was part time.

I can only seem to get the jobs that nobody else wants but if I do a good job maybe I can make myself competitive again. A lot is on the line.


#7

Congratulations on the job @TomCat!


#8

Congrats man. You can do it!


#9

Congrats and good luck!!!


#10

Thank you guys for the well wishes.

I just told the wife.


#11

Congratulations :tada:


#12

Go get em tiger!


#13

@TomCat Did you disclose your diagnosis?


#14

Nice! Good luck, hoping the job goes well!!


#15

That’s exceptional! Congratulations :heart:


#16

No. But they know I am disabled. I get a 10 point preference for being a disabled veteran.


#17

That’s awesome!!!


#18

Great job tom! 5689643


#19

Thanks. My wife doesn’t think I can do it. I just hope the day doesn’t start at 730 or earlier. I tried that last year and it like to have killed me.

I hope it’s 9 to 5 and I think I will make my own schedule.


#20

congrats on the job