When you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), managing to get through your work day can be challenging enough. Fatigue, brain fog, pain and the inability to do what is physically required of you can prove stressful.
However, there's another issue that can make or break your work life, and that is the attitude and perceptions of your colleagues. They have the power to make your time at work positive, more difficult or intolerable.
The history books are filled with humankind's struggles to change the hearts and minds, attitudes and perceptions, of people who are intolerant of differences, whether they are physical, mental, emotional, social, or political. Things are changing. But in 2016, there are still cases where health and disability, and the right to have gainful employment free of persecution or discrimination, still exists.
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