View Poll Results: Would CC Members Benefit from a Employment/SSI/SSDI Board?

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  • Yes, I think it would be a great benefit for members.

    135 89.40%
  • No, most CC members, like myself, don't want to work.

    4 2.65%
  • Maybe, if working persons provide their input.

    14 9.27%
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Thread: Why doesn't a "Work/Employment" forum exist?

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    Why doesn't a "Work/Employment" forum exist?

    I notice that a lot of subjects come up from periodically regarding issues in the workplace and was wondering why a work/employment forum doesn't exist. I am sure there are just as many people here who want to work as there are working, and are just unsure or as to what to expect within the workplace coming back with an SCI. Questions regarding employment issues usually appear in the "Life" forum and while work is a part of life, life certainly shouldn't evolve around work. Is there just not a desire or need for one? I'm just asking....

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    Senior Member teesieme's Avatar
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    Grrreeeaaat idea wheelie! ...include education...ssi/ssdi...etc. all in one~
    "I want to make a difference! However small it may be~ as long as it's a positive one, then this is what my life will have been about and I will go knowing I did my best.~ T.

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    Excellent idea, imo. Work/SSDI/SSI forum.

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    Another vote for a work forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelieboy
    I am sure there are just as many people here who want to work as there are working
    That's not the impression I get.

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That's not the impression I get.

    C.
    If I may be so inquisitive to ask, how are you employed?

    B.
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That's not the impression I get.

    C.
    'Cause you've got a great bead on how nearly 15,000 registered members feel & act...


    Anyways back to topic, I also like the idea of a work forum, but I would make it a work/education forum (& SSDI). Education is key for many people to get back into a job post sci, especially those who were craftsmen/tradesmen/skilled labor. I have a friend who's a steamfitter, who just incurred a c4-c6 injury, he won't be returning to any construction sites in his previous capacity any time soon
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That's not the impression I get.

    C.
    Well that's rather snitty of you isn't it?

    Back to topic, I think a work forum is a great idea.
    Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Racing
    That's not the impression I get.

    C.
    Well, let's put it to a poll. Tiger, I don't think you are correct in your impression as the subject has come up numerous times on this board and many people have had lots of questions about how returning to work, dealing with accomodations in the workplace, managing the SSI/SSDI piece, how to proceed in the application interview/process etc.

    I just think these subjects would be much easier to address if they were consolidated in one area.

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    Me too. After SCI, I went from 30$ a month in the NH, utilized BVR (DVR), college, got job, and off the system. It's a VERY complex thing when SSDI, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, etc are involved and we all can learn from each other.

    Good idea Wheelieboy! We may not always explain things correctly because our situations are all unique, but at least it gets the lights turned on.

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