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Blog: Changing the system so that more chronically ill people can work

Discussion in 'Work, Finances and Disability Insurance' started by Andy, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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  2. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    One worrisome development I have been seeing (in the US) is an explosion in "Workplace Wellness" programs, where employees are rewarded if they adhere to certain "healthy behaviors". Of course, in ME/CFS, activity management rather than increased aerobic exercise is the healthy behavior. But these workplace wellness programs tend to be one-size-fits-all when it comes to exercise.

    I was concerned that if I ever become well enough to work again, I might not be able to work for a company that has a workplace wellness program.

    However, workplace wellness programs have generally turned out to not actually save money or improve employee health. So hopefully, if I'm ever well enough to work, I won't have to worry about my employer insisting I follow the exercise guidelines in their workplace wellness program.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
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