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5 Reasons I Hire People With Chronic Illnesses — And Why I Think You Should, Too

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source: The Mighty

year: 2016

authors: Samantha Gemmell


One of the biggest problems facing people with chronic illness across the globe can be the inability to work, keep steady employment or find a suitable career. This can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, as they may not be able to afford the medical and complementary therapies needed to get them back on their feet and well, which can leave them calling in sick and make them seem unreliable to employers, and so on it goes. But I think this needs to shift.

I am a small business owner running my own nutrition clinic. I often require services such as graphic design and web design. In the future I will require a virtual assistant and possibly other remote services such as social media management. I go out of my way to hire people with chronic illness. And I think you should as well.

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