Accomodations for heavy lifting -- interview question
July 9, 2014 6:57 AM Subscribe
I have an interview next week. One requirement is to be able to life 40 pound files, but I have a lifting restriction.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total)
Several years ago, after I was injured at work, my doctor in her wisdom ordered a lifting restriction for me (no more than 25 pounds, ever), which I adhere to religiously, knowing how it felt after I accidently lifted more -- not to mention the long drawn-out agony and recovery of the initial injury.
I was studying the job description, I should be able to just break these files into two piles and take one pile at a time. I understand that you can ask for accommodations after the job is offered to you, but what do I say when/if they ask me about it in the actual interview? (It is the same company where I was injured, and I ended up lawyering up because work comp was so nasty. Big surprise there.)
Question is: How to handle question about lifting during interview? (Any tidbits about aceing the interview gratefully accepted as well. I've been on line for two days googling interview answers and so forth.)