I want to work

So I’m on disability and I wanna work… I’m looking at different jobs and I’m mostly interested in turkey debone and it makes $15.40 an hour starting pay $16.40 an hour after 90 days and $200 for attendance bonus every week, $2,000 signing on bonus after 90 days and over time if wanted… I really am tired of being stuck at home an not working… I would be doubling my pay by working at this place… I feel like I’m leaving money on the table and things are a lot better for me…


How many hours a week would you work?

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I got better things to do but working. I like to live a stress less life. I can’t imaging anymore how my parents made me work. Do what you love doing and you never work a day in your life.

I enjoy my doggie business, can make 20 bucks a day,
and some stays are up to a week.

do you make spare cash, @PinkPanther


I’m also looking at getting back into the workforce. I’ve applied for some government jobs but the selection procedures take a couple of months, so it will be a while before I know.


so it’ll just be carving up turkey then? sounds like Christmas :slight_smile:

Working is one of those things that requires balance.

Managing work life, health, and home life can be a challenge.

For me, I was working around 33 hours 5 days a week and it was just too much. Plus, I was kinda getting screwed over by not receiving benefits that I was entitled to.

Now I’m at 3 days a week and around 18-23 hours. I’ve got a lot more flexibility to do things that I want and need to do, while also taking care of myself and my health.

Sure, my check’s not gonna be as fat (not that it ever really was to begin with :sweat_smile:), and it’s gonna take a lot longer to pay off my mania debts while saving cash, but it’s worth it.

Think about your health and stress levels before committing to something. And make sure you’ve got a solid routine in place as well.

Good luck if you go for it :dizzy:


I get a disability pension. That is enough money to live a moderate life.

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If you feel that’s what’s best than do it if not or has you have a different destiny

One thing I’ve learned Is that if I don’t take med’s I can not work…it always results In me getting fired every time because I’m missing days etc… med are a must for work It’s like the first step imo

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Why do you miss work, when off meds?

I got a part time job 6 months ago for the first time in 17 years. I was on disability for that whole time. A med change made it possible for me to work, but as soon as I felt I was able to work I started looking for a job.

I can only speak for myself but I am happier with a job. I feel like I am contributing instead of just taking, it is great to have some extra money, and it’s nice to get out of the house.

If you think you can handle it go for it!

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I miss work even ON meds. Left and right. It’s a miracle I haven’t been fired from a job over it. I miss because of paranoia and depression mostly.

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Idk hearing voices while working is just too difficult for me.

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Yea it’s hard to wake up in the mornings too because of depression.

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Disability in South Africa is around R1800 a grocery bill for a month for one person is around that amount. You have no money for yourself on disability here and would have to leave off parents.i have disability insurance idf I got to a point where I couldn’t work id be earning the same amount on disability as I do now. My salary isn’t great but it allowed me to buy an apartment and look after my girlfriend who hasn’t made much since covid freelancing. When we where both making money I put the extra into the mortgage and now we are nearly halfway payd up after only three years staying in our plae

That is a terrible piece of advice and attitude towards working.

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I agree with everything that you have said. Lower the unemployment rate, contribute to the economy and pay your fair share of taxes are the reasons I work.


Im in this weird limbo where its like Im expected to work but i cant my physical health is bad…or like Im expected not to work. But i dont want to not work…

Im scared of the future because I have no financial security at all and I cant appeal SSI so Im trapped in this poverty future.

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I had been trying to do that but I Think Ive been sabotaged maybe the gov. just wants to kill me off its starting to feel that way.

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