Rick has a new JOB!!
Folks - Rick decided that he can't work all day sitting down for 8 hours as it negatively impacts his fitness and health. The company he was working for wouldn't allow him to work from home, which is more than a bit silly. They also wouldn't allow him to work on his own schedule so he could continue with the activities he needs to do in order to maintain and hopefully improve his physical fitness.
He proposed that they allow him to work on a commission only basis as a "consultant." We shall see.
The really positive news in all this - is that Rick has proven to himself that if he wants to - he can work in a Sales Capacity of some sort. That is primarily a talking job - and he has a lot of talent in that area. If the firm in question doesn't accept his proposal - some other firm will, sometime!
In the meantime - his health and physical fitness is a much bigger priority!
Best & Highest Regards,
I would guess that many folks here know just how seriously disabling Rick's MS has become. He is fully wheelchair bound - and needs help with daily activities from an in home care provider.
However - he is still able to talk - and can be very eloquent and persuasive. He started a new JOB today - as a "Sales Development Representative" for a Software firm!
It is an entry level position - but is a very decent opportunity with a nice base pay and a commission plan. Far more than he is getting from SSDI. I've never believed that Rick should let his MS stop him from being sucessful - and this new JOB helps to prove that to him! I do have to help him into and out of his car (e.g. follow him to work etc.) - but this is a phone job.
Here's hoping that we continue to see stabilization (no new lesions on his latest MRI!) - and if we are fortunate enough - improvements in his abilities!
My very best & highest regards, and best wishes for as smooth, fast and complete a recovery to all here.