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Vic – How did you handle going back to work?

Vic – How did you handle going back to work?

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I started back part-time in May of ’97, and then I kind of went back full-time, in, it was like August of ’97.  So it was almost a full year I was out between, you know, hospital and rehab.  And, part of me really looked forward to going back t... Show More

I started back part-time in May of ’97, and then I kind of went back full-time, in, it was like August of ’97.  So it was almost a full year I was out between, you know, hospital and rehab.  And, part of me really looked forward to going back to work because I really enjoyed the job; I’ve worked at McDonalds since I was 16 years old.  So I was one of those guys that’s got the ketchup in the veins and everything.  And I really enjoy the job that I do.  And so, going back to work was a pleasure that way.  It was a little scary the other way, because I didn’t know all what to expect, and I think people didn’t know how to work with me and such.  My insurance carrier, it was actually my insurance carrier that suggested someone come out and do a little class for my whole department, which was about 40 people, of how to kind of work with people in wheelchairs, and that was great.

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Vic – How did you handle going back to work?

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Injured in 1996 at age 41, paraplegic
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I started back part-time in May of ’97, and then I kind of went back full-time, in, it was like August of ’97.  So it was almost a full year I was out between, you know, hospital and rehab.  And, part of me really looked forward to going back to work because I really enjoyed the job; I’ve worked at McDonalds since I was 16 years old.  So I was one of those guys that’s got the ketchup in the veins and everything.  And I really enjoy the job that I do.  And so, going back to work was a pleasure that way.  It was a little scary the other way, because I didn’t know all what to expect, and I think people didn’t know how to work with me and such.  My insurance carrier, it was actually my insurance carrier that suggested someone come out and do a little class for my whole department, which was about 40 people, of how to kind of work with people in wheelchairs, and that was great.

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