#CFIRL or CF in real life
Photo #1 left: my girlie off to her first official job interview for a job within her field of geology. A lab technician position that she was extremely exited about. The interview went great, yet my girl came home feeling down. It wasn’t the company, or the people, or the pay that gave her the blues. It was the fact that after touring the business, she realized instantly the smell of the fumes from the chemicals that permeated the lab was going to be a problem. After consulting with her #CF clinic team, after being offered the job, she reluctantly turned it down. She just didn’t want to chance being around an environment, 40 hours a week, that could cause issues with her lungs even while wearing a mask. To say she was sad is an understatement.
Photo #2 right: A little over a week later, after a second interview at a different company, my girl is pictured here leaving for work. Days after turning one job down, she said yes to another. Meet Joseph’s Jewelers newest CSR. While this is an entry level position, what excites this geology major most is the opportunity she will get to become a certified gemologist. So far she is loving the people, the environment, and gaining knowledge about gems, minerals, and precious stones. Cutest CSR ever, to boot!
The Rider household had days of many deep discussions about how a disease can interfere with work related decisions. It’s just the beginning of more to come. And while CF does not define our daughter, it does play a huge role in so many different aspects of her life. We may not like the cards we’ve been dealt, but it’s up to us, to her, to play them and play them to best of her ability to keep her healthy and well.
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