Getting in the door after long absence from full time workSave as Favorite
Exactly one year ago, I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I opted for the most aggressive treatment (5 months of chemo and 8 weeks of radiation) and today feel great and expect to make a full recovery. My treatment was challenging as my husband initiated divorce proceedings and I have four children. I was in the middle of trying to find full time employment when I was diagnosed last year. My part time employer was very supportive about my schedule, etc but now that I am ready and healthy and truly need a full time job, they seem reluctant to make the shift. I have a masters in teaching and some experience in sales. My efforts to find other full time employment or even a teaching position have resulted in zero...people know about my illness and seem worried about absenteeism and a long term relapse even though my oncologist assures me I have an 86% chance of making a full and complete recovery. Re-entering the job market full time after a 20 year absence (I was a stay-at-home mom but have a resume rich in volunteer work was hard enough but add a life threatening illness to my resume and you begin to see my problem.) Despite insurance, I am getting slammed with medical bills. I want to work...I am ready to work full time but need help getting in the door. Any suggestions?