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Rika M Phipps
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Administrative Assistant in S.E. Wisconsin
Please bear with me...
I am trying to get into a professional office setting. Most of my experience has been in health care, doing hands-on personal cares. I never wanted to get into healthcare in the 1st place, and am regretting that I ever have, because the job literally beat up my body to the point that I cannot do this type of job, nor can I work in a factory, warehouse, etc. due to severe pain & mobility issues. Yet, at so many places, they see me, I look like I can move mountains. So many will offer the office job to what seems like incompetent fluff balls who can't remember the difference between your, you're, yore, when they're young, energetic & able, and want to offer me the positions I physically cannot do. How do I let them know that I am serious about an office job, and not get pigeon-holed into CNA type positions or other positions where I have a medical excuse from my doctor? It seems as if anytime anyone hears "medical" reason, they are afraid to hire me, when I will show up, on-time, make the coffee, and get stuff done. p.s. I did have to stop my most recent unpaid position due to a pinched nerve that I had surgery on. I'm still healing but not incompetent, yet I do have my limitations. How do I explain this w/o jeopardizing getting hired? I don't want to lie then get terminated for being dishonest.
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