I am so excited to tell you all I received my first job offer within the medical field working for a company whose products I already use daily. I cannot name the company yet because nothing is official and I don’t want to hurt my chances of being hired for sure but I am so completely excited about this opportunity!
I’ve been thinking for months if only I could find a way to monetize my advocacy I could go to more events, provide more patient support, hire writers with other ailments, and pay doctors to write and edit articles for my site. All in all I’ll be working to build my advocacy both as a business and I’ll be capable of offering some free services to my fellow patients. I plan on making my eBooks free to members of my new website once it’s all put together and I also plan on gathering many patients stories even if I must offer a $20 Amazon gift card reward to those that are published. Along with being automatically entered in a giveaway for some migraine products! Does that seem like a decent incentive for 500-1000 words from patients?
Anyway, with this income I’ll also eventually be eligible for disability, which I hope I never need but in case I do the opportunity will be available.Not only that but I’ll be eligible for benefits from the company after a while, perhaps if I get remission or working medications I can take on a full time position for full benefits. Now wouldn’t that be something to have my own health and dental insurance, it sure would to me! Let me just say now this company is so compassionate they’ve sent representatives to sit with me at the hospital and talk. It’s also a very small closely knit staff which I certainly like. I think that this company will take care of it’s employees especially as it grows and I sure would like to be a part of that.
Lastly this will keep me going mentally I will be forced to be innovative and creative with my mind. Not let it lay dormant and decay as many do when surrendering to their disease. I fully intend on putting my heart and soul into this part time job as it will keep me coming up with ideas for my own business which I have a plethora of plans for, yet few seem realistic in my current position or without major funding. This is in addition to an enormous networking opportunity which might lead to more income via public speaking opportunities, invites to conferences, and just making friends within the world of neurology. I truly am grateful for this opportunity and I hope my future employers see this before I sit in on their next conference call meeting which in itself will be an awesome experience.