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Chapter 20: Seeking Employment
During my degree course, I gave up the idea of becoming a teacher. Many friends had become qualified teachers. I received reports of how hard teaching had become, especially with the decline of good behaviour in classrooms.
My tutors at the polytechnic had always told us we were the ‘cream of society’. Perhaps they'd falsely given us the impression that prospective employers would welcome us with open arms. I'd gained a 2/2 BA Honours degree in Humanities.
My visit to the Disability Resettlement Officer (DRO) at the job centre soon quashed that illusion. She looked at me despondently, she obviously didn't consider me as employable. I came away with a green card and a number confirming I was registered disabled. I was very disappointed. ...