I'd Rather Be Working: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Self-Support for People with Chronic Illness

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"Those living with chronic illness face many unique challenges, and among the most daunting can be the search for meaningful, well-paying employment and the challenge of providing for oneself.

This first-of-its-kind guide helps readers evaluate their own abilities and limitations, set financial goals, conduct effective job searches, and identify and utilize government and other resources. A refreshing, constructive look at professional and personal issues, this book is a use-it-now resource to put the reader on ...

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Overview

"Those living with chronic illness face many unique challenges, and among the most daunting can be the search for meaningful, well-paying employment and the challenge of providing for oneself.

This first-of-its-kind guide helps readers evaluate their own abilities and limitations, set financial goals, conduct effective job searches, and identify and utilize government and other resources. A refreshing, constructive look at professional and personal issues, this book is a use-it-now resource to put the reader on the road to financial stability and genuine accomplishment, featuring invaluable sections on:

• Setting goals to meet abilities and limitations

• Self-assessment and career guidance

• Training, vocational rehabilitation, and long distance learning -- and the potential earnings payoff

• The Americans with Disabilities Act, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the latest developments in assistive technologies."

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Editorial Reviews

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Gayle Backstrom brings a depth of understanding to the workplace challenges facing the physically disadvantaged.
Quest Magazine
useful tool for those who are grappling with physical changes in their lives.
From The Critics
The book is a must-read for any disabled or chronically ill person who wishes they were working. There is a message in the book for those people: RETHINK-REFOCUS-RETRAIN. Gayle Backstrom teaches us how.
Morning Star
Her book features numerous inspiring real-life stories of people whose illness affected either their ability to work or get work and how they dealt with their situation.
From The Critics
This guide for chronically ill and disabled people describes how to find and keep rewarding employment. The text begins with a section of questions designed to help the reader in setting realistic goals. Backstrom, who has fibromyalgia, also discusses the pros and cons of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The volume concludes with a section of interviews with 20 chronically ill or disabled workers about their work-related experiences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814471159
  • Publisher: AMACOM Books
  • Publication date: 8/6/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Gayle Backstrom (Denton, TX), the author of The Resource Guide for the Disabled and When Muscle Pain Won’t Go Away, has had fibromyalgia since childhood. She has taught college courses in technical writing and business communications.

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Table of Contents

"1. Introduction: Who Needs This Book?

2. When Your Health Deserts You: Chronic Illness and the Laws That Apply

3. Evaluating Your Situation

4. Setting Realistic, Achievable Goals: Financial, Personal, Career, and Family

5. What Do I Know? What Can I Do?: Self-Assessment Exercises, Quizzes, and Lists of Questions

6. Determining the Market for What You Want to Sell

7. How to Find Formal Rehabilitation and Training, and How to Apply for Assistance

8. Money-Making Scams and How to Avoid Them

9. Where to Find Help When You’re Totally On Your Own"

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