I am an artist, and I got a call back for a job that requires a six day training, called an "audition" because,at the end, not everyone gets hired. I am glad to be there, even though I am the eldest person, and it seems not the fastest study.
I am in Day 2, and I guess besides the stress of the whole process, the fact that I am a type 1 diabetic on a pump, just seems like something I need to keep to myself, until I see if I even get asked to work. So I am just reaching out to you all because I know some of you have been though what I am going through.
I guess this is how people feel before it is safe to "come out" with any hidden thing. It feels like an added burden. At the very least if I can keep my nerves calm I will learn a new skill, and its not life or death if I get it or not. It just feels like it inside .
Well I am surprised you were not asked that at your first interview and on your application form. It's standard practice in Europe and the States I understand?
I do wish you all the best, but be careful that this does not trip you up later in the game! If they do not ask, they may claim the responsibility is yours to tell them. Whats employment law say in your country or state? Watch your back!
They cannot ask if you have a chronic condition,during the interview, and the way this job works, during the "audition," which is really unpaid training, it is stressed that you are not working for the company.
You are not hired unless you can complete the 20 hours and provide proof of a sell-able product. At that point, if asked to apply, one fills out the applications with all the pertinent disclosures.
I have calmed down and am just looking at it as an art class. It was nice to be able to share here. I was pretty frazzled by the whole thing at first.
In the U.S one does not have to disclose a condition unless it requires accommodation. I always do though, as I will be carrying supplies, testing etc.
It's great you have things under control Tracy. Sounds good your taking it as a class, and I hope things stay cool for you. Thanks for filling in the spaces for me re your employment laws. The people on this site have a mass of experiences and have helped me a great deal. We each have something in common and much that is different. So we can all learn something here. Salud from Spain.
I have always told any employer I had that I was diabetic (Type 1 myself here) and I might need ppl to watch me and I would have to test etc. To me it put everyone on alert that I migght do things dumb if I went too low (kinda known to do that) it also helps out (for me anyway) if I fall below 22 and pass out. I don't know if that helps any but just what I do.
Tracy, tell us how it went?
Echoing muleman... how'd it go?
I made it through, until the last cut. I was drawing well, but the last night, I was not doing as well as I would have liked, or the rest of the artists were just better. Myself and one other guy got cut, at the final moment... I am pretty disappointed, as I would have liked that job. The audition process itself, really helped my drawing, so maybe next year I will try again. My diabetes never came up. I did not go low one time, and I took care to feed and water during the break, and test before driving home. Thanks for asking, I feel like I may just have to come up with my own work/ business.