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« on: December 29, 2006, 09:00:14 AM »

It has been a year and half since I have my kidney transplant and I am looking to land a job to keep myself busy.  My work history is limited while I was in CCPD for 4 and half years.  Any advices on where I can look into and work my way up and obtain health insurance.  Right now, I am looking into some los angeles county jobs or some home business ideas.  Initially, I went to school to teach 7 and 8 grades math, but I don't think I can handle them and whatever germs they might bring with them to classes.  With the preexisting condition, is it hard for employers to hire you? Should I look into sale or retail because they are always hiring?  Any advices or ideas would be helpful.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 09:19:30 AM »

It has been a year and half since I have my kidney transplant and I am looking to land a job to keep myself busy.  My work history is limited while I was in CCPD for 4 and half years.  Any advices on where I can look into and work my way up and obtain health insurance.  Right now, I am looking into some los angeles county jobs or some home business ideas.  Initially, I went to school to teach 7 and 8 grades math, but I don't think I can handle them and whatever germs they might bring with them to classes.  With the preexisting condition, is it hard for employers to hire you? Should I look into sale or retail because they are always hiring?  Any advices or ideas would be helpful.  Thanks!
I wonder what the difference would be working in the general public, or just keep on teaching. Would seem a waste for you, with your education, to let it go by the wayside, and stock shelves  :twocents;
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006, 12:25:52 PM »

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think if you have a job and they offer health benefits, after a probationary time you are eligible for what ever benefits everyone else working there receive.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006, 01:16:08 PM »

I think that's how it works, too.  I am almost positive that when you get group coverage (through an employer) they can't deny you for pre-existing conditions. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2006, 03:46:32 PM »

I think you could go back to teaching math if you remember to take precautions and warn the kids to stay away from you when they are ill.  Kids are pretty understanding when you tell them not to get you sick.  I tell my kids not to give me their colds please. Also you could make the district really clean your classroom once a week or every day with a sanitizer.  Also keep hand sanitizer on your desk for you to use and for the kids to use.  I use mine several times a day when I think about it.  I have taught the kids to use it, too.  However you know how sixth graders are when you give them access to a squirt bottle.  Sometimes they have to be reminded it will not make them high. It seems a shame to waste the degree.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006, 02:39:54 PM »

Thanks for all the advices, I will look into all of my options.  I am grateful for the gift of life.
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