|Why not work from home?|
Trying to do a good job and be respected for what you do when your performance is undoubtedly affected not only by the occurrence of Migraines, but also the symptoms that can continue for days after you are 'fit' for work.
These symptoms can include (in my case) difficultly thinking of words, poor fine motor skills, trouble reading computer screens and fatigue. I call this combination of ills a 'Migraine Hangover'. All the annoying parts of being hungover, with none of the fun memories from the night before.
I have long been looking for Migraine friendly work and work places, so I have decided to publish a list of 'Migraine Friendly' jobs. Perhaps you will be able to see where I have been less than 100% serious.
- Product tester for a mattress manufacturer.
- Flight Traffic Controller (apparently they don't want staff to come in even if they feel slightly off.... much easier to blend into the crowd here).
- Nanny for mature age children.
- Many on line opportunities; including data entry, share trader, you tube video rater.
- Be 'The Boss'.
All jokes aside, the topic of Migraines and work is a very serious one for millions of people, and one that I will examine, equally seriously, over the coming posts.