Convincing employers to make it easier for us to work in cramped, ergonomically awful offices is not the easiest task. But it can be done. And it’s most essential to do when looking for a new job.

Today’s question comes from a reader, who asks “When do I bring up workplace accommodations during my job interview process?” I’ve got some tips for her on when and how to ask for accommodations, plus a few other tidbits of info in today’s video:

In the video, I mentioned a few resources:

The U.S. Department of Labor resources on workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Jennifer Jaff Center – an amazing advocacy organization (formerly known as Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.)

Rosalind Joffe’s Keep Working Girlfriend project – a blog and other resources made just for us, babes! (I like this piece on accommodations in particular.) *AMENDED: Rosalind tells me that her Working with Chronic Illness site is the place to be. Hooray!

And for more info on being a stand-up woman in a job search, check out Women Misbehavin

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