I have not worked for four years. I am on disability for sarcoidosis. I have not any issues for years. With the exception of fatigue at times, when I do not get adequate rest. I recently got a job in LTC. It is more physical than I thought. However, I think that I can handle it on PT basis. I am working three 8's a week.
When asked on application why I left my last job, I wrote to care for my family. In interview, I disclosed that I left to be a FT homemaker. I was advised to never disclose my illness and that I am protected by ADA.
I believe that I can do this PT. But, I am wondering if I should disclose the real reason that I left last job was because of flare-up of my illness. But, I have been stable for last two years. She seems that she is very understanding.
This place has very low turn-over, and I have a good feeling about it. Although, I will be busy from the time I get through the door, it is okay. I know that I just need my adequate rest.
Should I be honest and tell the DON who hired me? She did tell me that I got a glowing reference from my former employer and was very impressed.