I have worked as an attorney full time with active Pouchitis/Crohn’s for almost 27 years. I am certain I would feel worse if I stopped working, both from financial stress and boredom. I am going to work until I drop unless I get some illness that robs me of my mind eg Alzheimers Disease. I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said, “idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.” I truly do believe that. All my clients who are out of work have depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues. These are the things that drive people to criminality. When we are productive we are happy. I firmly believe this. I also believe that being motivated for my job has kept me healthy enough to do my job. We all struggle but one must have the will to fight the struggle. It’s an ongoing struggle.
The biggest factor in keeping a job is liking the job. I like my job. You have to be able to like yours. I have worked at a number of different places in my adult life and one has to fit in at whatever employment they are at. Jobs can be good and bad fits. Sometimes some adaptation is required. I have seen some coworkers come and go because they didn’t adapt well for one reason or another. Bottom line is you have to enjoy your job and be able to get along with coworkers.