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junebug6
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It's scary enough applying for a full time job, even though it would be home based and on flex time. My body says I don't have the energy, my mind says it feels a bit foggy BUT would also be excited by the job, my bank account says it's empty and no winning lottery ticket in sight. SO:

I've had 2 interviews and may get a 3rd. I feel like I shouldn't say anything about the Lyme until they offer the job, because if I do so beforehand, how would I know it was discrimination or not if they don't offer the job?

Then again, would it be unethical of me not to say anything? Lying by way of omission? I'm on the fence about this.

thoughts? thanks

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Cockapoo1996
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You do not need to mention your Lyme. It is not unethical or lying.You only need to mention disability if you need an accommodation.
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lpkayak
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Dont say anything. Tons of people are working with lyme and they dont wven know they have it. Do your best. If you get sick say you have a headache or your dizzy...whatever sx is but dont say lyme

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poppy
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Home based and flex. Sounds ideal for a person with lyme. NO, don't tell them your medical issues. I agree with the other posters.
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Do not tell them about lyme.

If you must say why you want this particular kind of "orchestration" in a job [only term I can come up with] is that it works well with your needs at this time.

Just don't say you can do what you can't or sign up for more than you can do, don't overstretch and simply present yourself as capable of doing the exact work outlined. The flexibility is something that many need.

Now, if after you are doing this job for a while [or maybe even if you know you'd need it to start and you could not do without it] and find you might need something to help you do the job better or with better comfort, safety - then you might ask for some kind of accommodation.

There is a particular way to do that, though. You might now scout out the ADA - Americans with Disability Amendment (I think) to see the outline of how accommodations work.
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Would you tell them if you had AIDS, MS, ALS or fibromyalgia?

I don't see why they would need to know.

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