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Re: JerryPharmstudent

Posted by JerryPharmStudent on April 12, 2007, at 1:28:37

In reply to JerryPharmstudent, posted by willyee on April 9, 2007, at 15:45:19

I worked at the University of Minnesota from 2000-2005. I was able to "fake it" to mae it through work for a couple years then my bodya gave up. Also at the same time I was involved with the VNS FDA study - so I was having to endur that along with work, etc. I finally couldn't handle it much longer and my contiuned abseces - tardiness, etc., from work got th ebetter of me and I decided to disclose my condition to our Chief of Staff.

She was very understanding - even disclosing her own anxiety disroder. She ordered me a computer so that I could work form home when needed. She also suggested I register with disability servives at the U. This helped a lot because the "understanding" my supervisors started out with soon wore thin. They began to call me in for "one-on- one meetings" because I "seemed to be too sick too much of the time..." and I was reprimanded for calling in and working from homa couple days a week - when THEY bough t me a computer to do just that!

They then tried to bump me around to different departments where I wouldn't have so much resonsilitiy or accountability - which was difficult. FInaly the Disability Services advocate had to come in and lay down the law and tell them the way they were treating me was wrong.

However, that really didn't help so much as my condition kept getting worse. IT was soon very apparent they really didn't want me working there anymore - or at least didnt want the "depressed" Jerry working there - although they always gave me glowing work reviews - but they knew they had no legal basis for firing me.

Finally, I couldn't work any longer and decided to take a severence package they'd offered me and I left. I lived off ofUnemployment for about 6 months - as I moved to a different state. Een tho I attempted to find another job -I felt I could not work at all.

I finally moved back to my hometown Jan. 2006 and decided to give school a try. The first semester and summer went really well, then this past fall- I becamse too overwhlemed and had to drop out. I have emails I sent to professors abotu my condidion, etc.

Since then it's jsut been horrible. I can barely take care of myself. My parents tell me just to get a job. Ha. I am a huge financial srain on them.

ONe thing I am worried about is the current psych doc I see now I see once ever 3 months for abotu 5 mins. He really doesn't aks me much and I don't say much so I don't know what my chart looks like - as far as his comments.

I dunno - that's kinda my situtaion past and presnet in a nutshell. Hope it helps.





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