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LouiseMN

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I mis-read the thread about carers as careers and decided it might be a good topic. My daughter is in a pharmacy program and she may finish by age 40! There were a lot of tough years but she did get married, decided not to have children (a tough one for others out here with BP-1 diagnosis). Anyhow, I hope she makes it in the real world as a pharmacist. Studying is another world.

What kinds of careers do you or your loved one with bp disorder have? Or, if sadly a career hasn't worked.
 
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KrystalVisions

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I have had many jobs. Never a real career. Worked a job driving around people in wheel chairs. Worked at department stores, in fast food and at Six Flags magic mountain. Worked in reality T.V for 6 years then had a psychotic break. Have not worked since. My last job was about 7 years ago :(. I am 36 now.i would like to dry dealing cards in a casino but It could be me going manic again not sure lol. I do miss working though :(. I collect disability and I am grateful but I wish I could work.
 
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LouiseMN

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I have had many jobs. Never a real career. Worked a job driving around people in wheel chairs. Worked at department stores, in fast food and at Six Flags magic mountain. Worked in reality T.V for 6 years then had a psychotic break. Have not worked since. My last job was about 7 years ago :(. I am 36 now.i would like to dry dealing cards in a casino but It could be me going manic again not sure lol. I do miss working though :(. I collect disability and I am grateful but I wish I could work.
I am so sorry, I hope you can get well enough to work!
 
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Pigsyjug

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Im a commercial manager within the food industry, and lost my job back in summer 2018 following two family deaths triggering my lowest low.
Now Im without my career (if I enter back into it over commit then crash and burn cycle) so am having to reassess what is next for me.
So my plan is try and regain control over the ship so to speak and start my degree.
My sense of self worth comes heavily from my career so am feeling petrified but no choice but to dig deep and go for it.
 
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LouiseMN

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I hope you left that last job with them understanding your illness, the reason for your depression and not able to function. This should not be a blemish on your resume.

Good luck with regaining control (meds and/or therapy?) and back to school!!
 
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Pigsyjug

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No they were horrendous.....and this is also why I have spiralled
 
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LouiseMN

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That is awful. I left my last contract job rather abruptly but they were nice about it. Still it was tough to take. Saw my pdoc, he added a med.