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Changing Careers

Changing Careers

Are there careers or part-time jobs out there that a person with Fibromyalgia and many symptoms could thrive in? Formally a teacher. Would appreciate feedback that does not involve working with children. Thanks!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Tough question. I worked in a grocery store for awhile. Loved the work but they wanted me to do a few nights a week which I couldn't do because by 4:00 I was just too tired. Also worked as a helper for disabled people. Took them to doctors and grocery shopping. Also liked that job but really didn't make enough for the amount of time I spent in my car. My favorite job was working for my brother on the farm. I loved working with the animals but my body fell apart and most of the work required strength. I have a degree in accounting but couldn't stand sitting long enough to actually work in that capacity. If you can find something that is flexible that usually works out the best.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I worked childcare for over 15plus yrs. Had to give it up was taking a toll on me. Been trying to get disability for over 3yrs, still waiting. So I decided to work from home w/ a skin care/cosmetic company. Been using their products for 20yrs. Decided I needed something positive to do. Love it. It is hard but you work when you feel like it. We can do alot w/ technology. You are an independent contractor but they give you all the tools you need to succeed. Let me know if you want more info.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Am a teacher myself, and am on disability. Volunteer twice a week for 40 minutes a day teaching algebra at a small not-for-profit democratic school. No pay, but maybe someday...

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I loved doing massage therapy and skin care, facials. Would still be doing it if i hadnt had shoulder surgery. Dark room, soft music, one client...controlled environment. I found the repetition of the movements quite relaxing.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

RachelCaruso,
Would love to know about the skin care/cosemetics company you work for from home.
Blessings, TR

posted about 3 years ago
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