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    Thank you so much IKickedIt for such beautiful words about my brother in law and friend. He was such an amazing person in so many ways! You all at WhatNext was his second family and meant so much to him! Greg Pierce lived and loved LARGE and will never be forgotten ❤

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    IKickedIt asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Thank you, Greg. An Inspiration, A Fighter, A Survivor

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      Carool

      Thank you, DeanaBeana. He sure is missed.

      3 months ago
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      DeanaBeana, I am so sorry for you loss. Greg's passing has left a big hole in a lot of people"s hearts. WhatNext will not be the same without him. Take care.

      3 months ago
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      Thank you all so very much! I hope you WhatNexters and his second family carry on his legacy ❤

      3 months ago
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    IKickedIt asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Job Application Question Regarding Disability/Past or Present, Including Cancer

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      A good answer legally, but as someone who had to file an EEOC case because her boss was saying he was going to force her to retire from her government job due to being disabled, I can tell you that even though it's illegal, and some agencies are legitimately trying to show they hire enough disabled people, there are others who do use it to cull disabled people from the hiring process.

      I think this is especially true around the military which is sad since so many of us get injured in combat zones. If your job doesn't require you to run you shouldn't be singled out and forced out if you can't run, which is sort of what happened to me. Then we found out later that cancer was part of the problem.

      So anyway, it will just really depend on the sort of individuals you are dealing with unfortunately.

      over 2 years ago
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      I have seen job requirements that indicate sharp eyesight, an ability to reach a certain distance, an ability to lift a certain weight, an ability to climb stairs and an ability to sit for long hours. That last one is relatively new because sitting is the new disease. Near me, they started installing low curbs for meeting ADA requirements. Bus service is inconsistent. Self employment is a serious thought. Working from home is a serious thought.

      over 2 years ago
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      If you haven't filled out the application get in touch with the disability rights avocates in your state https://www.drnj.org/ ask them how to protect yourself if you should be terminated or denied the job for cancer. My brother is a Disabiltiy Rights Administer. The rights of all people with disabilities are under attack.

      over 2 years ago
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