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Posted over 1 year ago

 

Hello everyone!


I am considering a career change. I am currently emplyeed as a psychatric social worker, but am needing a change.


I have a few questions and was hoping someone could answer.


1) I have insulin dependent diabetes, will this disqualify me?


2) I have noticed that the majority of preemployment screenings ask if I have done drugs. The answer is "not by choice." Without going into detail, I survived an abudction and during that time was drugged repeadtly. How should I answer this question so that it does not come off as lying?


Thank you all so much!

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Welcome to the site.


As to your questions. . . . . .the answer to the diabetes is that it depends on the department.  You will have to check with each department that you have an interest in to find out.  As for the second question, the use of ilicit drugs shows character flaws IF that use is CHOSEN by the user.  If someone is forced to use the drugs, how can that show a character flaw in the "victim"?


If I were you I would get a copy of the report of the abduction to help "prove" your story and tell the story as you have here. . . .with a little more details, but pretty much as a matter of fact.  If there are any questions, then I would hand them a copy of the report and then while looking them in the eye. . . .ask if there were any other questions.


Back to the first question though, depending on where you wish to pursue this career change, understand that the economy in much of the country is not good.  Without the tax revenues, state, county and local governments are finding it more and more difficult to afford the kind of departments that they would like to have.  Because of "the money", many departments have laid off with no end in sight for when they will rehire.  So, before you give your two week notice (being a bit facetious here) I would make sure that you have a place to go.  It's ultimately up to you though.  Good luck.


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Call the agency or agencies you applied to and ask. 


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I would stay where you are at for reasons given by beowulf_7. As Donna Lynn commented call the agency and AXE. So many members axe questions which should be directed to the agency. We don't know.

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Oh, I have absoutly no plans on turning in my notice until I have my questions answered.  I know that there are a few barriers that may prevent me from changing careers, but just thought I'd look into it! I do not have a specfic department that I am set on so i quess I will just call around and ask.


Thanks everyone.

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Ok I really want to hear this story.


Have ASP will travel.

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