Why or why not?
I have been thinking about getting a job for the last few months. I haven't been hospitalized for the last two years. I think I could handle a job now. I have learned coping skills in therapy,and I'm doing pretty good.
Thing is, while I don't have to disclose that I am schizophrenic, i plan to because I don't want it to come as a surprise if I am symptomatic or have to take time off work, have a hospitalization etc. I also want an employer to understand my limitations, like I don't want to deal with customers. I also haven't worked in ten years or so, and I need to explain the gap in my work history.
I am just afraid no one will hire me the second they hear I am schizophrenic. I think I will probably have to apply for a lot of jobs before someone will hire me. I have other things stacked against me as well, such as I dropped out of high school, and have a sketchy work history(like walking out of several jobs, and never staying at a job for long).
My plan is to just apply for many jobs,and hope for the best. I could go through a jobs rehabilitation program at my mental health center, it might help.
Any advice would be appreciated.