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I am currently in the job market. I've got some interviews this week & need help to answer that most common question: "Why did you leave your last job?".

The REAL answer is that I had to give it up on doctors orders. I've spent most of my life in warehousing & doing heavy lifting. I now have osteoarthritis in my back & the doctor told me to get a desk job. Easy for him to say. :mad: Of course I can't tell that to my next prospective boss because they'll think I'm a wimp & wont be able to handle the job. Contrary to doc's orders, I'm not going for a desk job because it would drive me insane. I'm still looking for warehousing work, just nothing as heavy as I've been doing all my life.

So how would you answer this question in these circumstances?.
 

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Do you know what the job is about in terms of how much you are expected to lift? I think I would get that clear before I went to the interview.
 

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Whoops - I misread, thinking we were asking for a desk job.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

"My doctor suggested that I find a position with less heavy lifting. I am still eager to bring my warehousing expertise to XYZ company, but in a capacity that uses my experience a little more than my sacroiliac."
 

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I wouldn't mention back problems. I would say that you had heard wonderful things about the company and you would love to bring your valuable experience to this organizationn blah blah blah. The high cost of workans comp. in our area would be red flag if you mentioned a bad back.
 

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"My doctor suggested that I find a position with less heavy lifting. I am still eager to bring my warehousing expertise to XYZ company, but in a capacity that uses my experience a little more than my sacroiliac."
Nice!! I like this.
 
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