I will be interviewing for a consumer services representative position Monday morning. If hired, I will be handling inbound and outbound calls to collect on delinquent student loans. The position pays well and offers monthly bonuses. They already know I’m disabled as I had to say in the online application and they called me anyway!
I want to be self sufficient and put my skills to use again. I am volunteering right now and I have completed some college credit courses after not attending college for over a decade. I have schizoeffective disorder which is under control after having gone through many traumatic events and three hospitalizations since 2006.
What really makes me perturbed is the fact that some friends and family have said not to go back to work saying I’ll lose my health care and the rent will go up or I’ll even have to move if I make more than my subsidized housing allows. I am not listening to them. I am happy to be doing well and I am anticipating having a career and taking care of myself by working full time.
Having to pay for healthcare is the last thing on my mind. As long as I’m doing well now after being disabled for over ten years, I am going to do everything in my power to better my life. I want to put my life back together. I’m so excited about this interview and I hope I get the job!
Has anyone else dealt with friends and family giving negative advise, what did you say? Has anyone gone back into their careers after having been on disability for years? What was that like for you, how did it go, how did it make you feel?