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swimpal

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If you have/know that the job you are at is causing flair ups, would you leave the job or deal with it?
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depends…what’s causing the flares?

stress of the work, fluorescent lights or an a’hole boss?

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There isn't a job in this world without stress, so that would also include an A-hole boss. Lighting can be addressed. I guess if you can afford to leave and you believe there is a certain issue causing your flares, then go for it. [rolleyes]
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“There isn't a job in this world without stress”

well, wouldn’t mind being a tenured professor [smile]

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Well, I would have to be damn well crook to let lupus dictate what job I could do. Lupus has to learn to live with me, it is a two way street. If your Dr has ordered you to change jobs as it is detrimental to your health, then maybe you should. Otherwise, battle on.
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Life is full of stress and challenges. Just going to the store for groceries can be stressful. If you are able to work then work. Learn to deal with the stress don't just run and hide.
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Well, I would have to be damn well crook to let lupus dictate what job I could do.


I am not quite sure what that means, but I like it!!! Can I borrow that Aussie?

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I had the same problem of knowing that my job was causing lupus flares, but being single and in a cra ppy economy I stayed until I was laid-off. While looking for jobs, my options seemed to be truck driver, forklift operator, or medical billing and coding. I am currently enrolled at the local tech college to learn medical billing and coding. I still have no income at the moment, but was fortunate to get an inheritance that helped.  

If its just the people and the place look for a new job, but unless you can afford it I wouldn't quit until I had another job. If you need some different training go back to school part time. Take a couple of evening classes.

Life is stress and if I could give mine to someone else I would gladly hand it over, but I'm dealing with it and life will get better.

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Sure can Robinj! Think of every swear word known to man/woman & put it in front of the word crook...was just being polite so my post wouldn't be deleted. I'm not normally polite when it comes to lupus or when I think of it ..most things..
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I thought being a tenured professor included teaching and publishing-- possibly stressful.   Also the administration could change and your department could be eliminated-- stressful? 
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I thought being a tenured professor included teaching and publishing-- possibly stressful.   Also the administration could change and your department could be eliminated-- stressful? 


once you’re tenured you only teach if you want to & since professors publish in an effort to get tenured, once they are, they don’t need to publish either.

& an academic dept being eliminated doesn't alter one's tenure status either....just your title, you'll become professor-at-large, or some such thing.



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Just like Mr. Peabody!! [smile]
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this mr peabody?

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well, according to wiki (of all places) he was “a business magnate, inventor, scientist, Nobel laureate, gourmand, and two-time Olympic medalist.” No mention of being a tenured professor. [nono]

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That would be the one! [smile]
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am only familiar w/ the TV version of mr. peabody - was he a tenured professor in the movie?

this is important stuff  Smiley

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