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Disability Narratives

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Interview excerpt: When Charlotte started a new role at the University, her manager agreed to help phase her in to the role.


Image representing Charlotte

So [when] I got offered the job formally they said “start ten hours a week, if that's all you can manage. See how long you need to do that - two, three weeks, a month?” And they even said "We can hire part time help in to help you." [Laughing]. I'm like "Wait, hang on, [laugh] how does this work? You've just hired me for a full time job, and now you've learned that I've been off sick and may not be able to do the job properly, but you're still willing to offer additional help to get me back?" And so I was completely utterly blown away by how humane and kind and flexible they were. So that was great. And I felt very, very lucky to have landed on my feet really, with that job. So I think it was over a couple of months, I managed to phase myself back in to doing full time work.

 

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