Should You Take The Job?
In addition to the normal facts to consider before accepting a new job, consider the following:
- The health insurance you need.
- Whether the employer is friendly to your health condition. This may not be easy to find out. Your local disease specific non-profit organization may know. Likewise any friends or friends of friends who work for the company.
- How much time you will have to do the things that have become even more important to you since your diagnosis.
- Your "Real Earnings." Real Earnings reflect what you will really earn per hour as compared to what it appears that you will earn. To arrive at Real earnings, you need to take into account the expenses you will incur with respect to the job that you wouldn't otherwise have to pay. It also involves all the time that relates to work, such as commuting to and from. We have an interactive tool to help you determine Real Earnings.
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