I'm Disabled!

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ninakang
ninakang Member Posts: 1,367
I am applying for another job internally at work and have been working on the application form. I got to the question "Do you have any disabilities? And then backtracked because I had ticked the No box - I had to change it to Yes! I know it sounds silly and I have been diagnosed with RA for a few months now and the doctor at work says I am covered under the DDA but it's only just hit me. It's all official.

Good job the form was electronic otherwise I would have had to cross out a tick in a box and tick the other, making me look stupid, not disabled!

Nx

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  • eckstardeluxe
    eckstardeluxe Member Posts: 1,192
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Nina, I know it's weird isn't it. I had to fill in a form a couple of weeks ago for something, can't remember what it was, but it wasn't disabilty related. It was does anyone in your household have a disability and I had to put yes. It felt so weird as someone said earlier on here saying disabled seems so strong. I hate for someone to say it in front of my daughter. She's only 3 and asked me what it meant. I just said "Well you know how Mummy told you she was sick as a little girl and I got sick again and sometimes I can't walk, well that's why they say that to me". I just hate when it's said badly over the parking spaces etc when the kids are with me. I get so angry that these people have no respect for the fact young kids who are so impressionable are present and still say it.
  • penfactor
    penfactor Member Posts: 366
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Nina - it is only a word for a tiny part of who you really are & as far as I have seen on this forum, you are an incredibly clever & compassionate person who is obviously an asset to your employer.
    The advice you have given people on here is invaluable - just a little box on an electronic form? No, you are Nina! That is what's important
    Pen X
  • ninakang
    ninakang Member Posts: 1,367
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello

    Thanks for these lovely replies, got a bit tearful (contact lenses must need cleaning)! You really are lovely people on here.

    Whenevr I think of something I need to ask, about anything, I first think about posting it on here! I also have a real need to check how everyone's doing - this site is addictive!

    Nx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,618
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Nina
    ((()))
    You are after all just NINA!!!!
    Toni xx
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Nina,

    Tis like the others have said, your just you and labels mean nothing other than to the form they have to be on if you see what I mean.

    I was registered disabled bask in my 20's and I wouldn't have it..... What a fool as now it might be handy to have still had a foot in the door.... :wink: So don't do anything silly...... I will pay for mine and have already as I became self employed and now a days its hard to earn a decent living! :roll:

    Take care, Cris