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Can’t find work

I’ve been jobless for a year now and it’s taking a massive burden , I’ve tried for bank position , I’m a certified pharmacy tech but I’m even being denied that position , I’m on my wits end and don’t know what to do help please .

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I’m really sorry you’re

I’m really sorry you’re having such a hard time with finding a job. Are you being denied because of epilepsy or another reason? 

I'm very sorry to hear about

I'm very sorry to hear about your problems. If you live in the U.S., you are covered under the ADA, which means, among other things, that if you are qualified for a position and you pose no significant threat to your own safety or that of others, employers and potential employers don't have the right to fire you or refuse hiring you because of your epilepsy. HTH. 

Well, I've had jobs that I

Well, I've had jobs that I never would have considered: I worked as a bus cleaner for years, I worked unloading freight out of containers and making up orders to be shipped, and I'm now working as a housekeeper in a hospital. As both a receiver and as a housekeeper, I have a union position, a decent wage, and full benefits. Try a temp agency or custodial work. My cousin started and has her own housekeeping business.

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