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Quit work, stay? Allergies and poor health

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Bimbop5 Wed 21-Sep-16 02:32:21

I just don't know what to do . I only work part time because my health isn't very good but mentally it is better to work and I like to contribute to the household. I am married, no children and husband is in a good job. So I do most of the household chores, cleaning and such. I really like my job but everytime I'm there I get sick. I have terrible allergies and also have sensitivities to perfume and synthetic fragrances, even scented laundry detergent gives me congestion which lead to severe migraines.

It is so frustrating. I already work in a scent free environment but I can't really go around asking people to change detergents. I have an air purifier at my desk and take allergy pills daily.

I just don't know if it's worth it to keep on working. Has anyone else had this experience?

Even looking for a new job doesn't help because I'll run into this wherever I go. I'm okay if I pass someone with fragrance but if I have to stay around them for an extended period of time I get really sick. And with my job I really have to be around people. Sigh. I'm so confused about what to do. sad

sorryoldwoman Wed 21-Sep-16 02:42:21

Would you consider a job change that would let you work from home?

Bimbop5 Wed 21-Sep-16 03:19:53

Yes I would but I honestly don't know where to start...

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