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Old 06-15-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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Re: weather i should be on the sick with gout???

I'm not sure I understand the problem. Gout usually just affects the feet and legs, so if you are applying for a desk job, it shouldn't matter.

In the USA, employers CAN'T ask you about your disabilities or medical conditions, they can only ask whether you are able to do the job. Apply for a job where you can sit, and don't mention the gout during the interview. I never mention my medical problems during interviews, I just make sure I only apply for jobs I am able to do.

I know several people with gout, and all of them are employed, but they all have jobs where they can sit down most of the time. Of course, I don't know you, and your gout may be more severe.