Even if you get regular migraine attacks, you can still do a job like normal human beings, but they do need a Human Touch!
It’s a fact that migraineurs not only suffer excruciating pain, but also prejudices at work place, social exclusion, job loss, and changes even in personal relationship.
If you feel your job is in danger due to time missing or days off because of your migraines, read these tips before it’s too late to save your job.
Choose a job where success is measured for delivering results, not holding a position that punches in at 9 and out at 5. Programmers, writers, sales people, artists, customer service reps and others may have good flexibility. Retail and food workers, office workers, factory workers generally do not.
Team Up with Others
Freelancers or sole proprietors are at their own when migraine strikes. Find a job where you have many co-workers who can easily pinch hit if you cannot make it to work or may have to leave early.
Make Adjustments at Your Workspace
Your boss wants active employees who can work tirelessly to increase productivity. So seek their help in getting migraine triggers (sound, light, heat, smells, humidity) out of your sensory zone.
If you excel at something, are in a high demand industry or have some relationship that ensures completely job security, your migraines won’t be a big issue. Think of a good graphic designer working at his or her uncle’s company-would his health issues be of much problem?
Try to become Irreplaceable
If people with ethical issues, have serious character defects, health issues and more who kept their jobs because they excel at it. If you feel you’re underemployed, no one will try to fire you. If you have a rare talent, no one will fire you. If you have same customer relationships, your company will never fire you.