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    Radiation: Today I finished 35 radiation treatments. It was not a pleasant experience. My breast is badly burned as well as under my arm. Can't wear a bra yet because the area is irritated.. Extremely fatigued, had to take last 2 weeks off work. But thank God aim here!

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    Gerbil61 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Follow. Up to my new opportunity question

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      karen1956

      i think you have a complaint with the ADA if the probation is strictly a result of going through cancer treatment...if you were having problems at work before then that clouds the issue....

      almost 6 years ago
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      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      Hi Gerbil61,
      Are you sure your probation has to do with your diagnosis? Most companies place new hires on a 60 day probation period to make sure that new hire is the correct fit for the job. When I started the job I am currently in, I was on a 60 day probation as well. Like with any new job, you want to prove to your boss that they hired the correct person- so you do your best. I'm sure if you are giving it all you can, that probation will be lifted in no time.

      almost 6 years ago
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      I think this is the normal course of starting a new position. It also may involve an elimination period for benefits, etc. You may have to be honest with your supervisor and let them know what you are almost done (by the way) going through. It should be getting better soon. Just don't complain to them, tell them how you want this to work and how excited you are about your new position. People like to work with you, but if your attitude has to be in the right place. This can all work out!

      almost 6 years ago
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    Gerbil61 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    New job opportunity is available. However I don't finish radiation for a couple of weeks.

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      KimG

      You know what I was in the exact same position and I started. I would get radiation on the way to work and then on to work. It was a great job. I didn't tell them at first but then found out how many other in the building had cancer like me, were in various stages of treatment and still working or were done with treatments. They were all very supportive except the pharmacist I worked with. It was the easiest job ever and he made me just miserable. No matter what way I turned he criticized me. I was still very fragile-emotionally and this old man shouldn't even have been working anymore. He is now retired (it's about time) but he ruined it there for me and I loved that job. It was at Northwestern University in the students health services building. I say go for it - no one could be a nasty as this old man. kimg09

      almost 6 years ago
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      Gerbil61

      I've been it on 60 day probation. Is that fair to put someone on probation while undergoing cancer treatment radiation. Radiation has not been friendly, pain, itching, extreme fatigued.

      almost 6 years ago
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      Is the 60 day probation because of your cancer (don't think that is legal) or is it a company policy? Its pretty standard with many jobs for there to be a probationary period for all new hires and there is nothing you can do about it if they decide to let you go during that period with a simple "It's not working out." as long as you were told in advance and sometimes even if not. If they say they can't use you because of your cancer, you would have a case, but I wouldn't want to work for a company with hiring managers that stupid.

      almost 6 years ago