I just had a phone interview for an internship, and the company wants their hire to start immediately. I have an in-person interview this Thursday, and I have chemo scheduled for next Wednesday.
I don't want to talk about ADA accommodations until I've been offered the job, but today I was asked how soon I could start and why I couldn't start next week. I said I had something personal scheduled for next Wednesday that I couldn't get around, but I'm worried I will be asked again during an interview and look like I'm hiding something or have to open a conversation about my health that I don't want to start yet.
I could start work next week, but I don't want to move my chemo treatment, and I won't feel well enough to work Thursday or Friday, either. What should I say about my start date?
I would appreciate any ideas about how to get around this gracefully without hurting my chances of being hired. Thank you.