Hello all. I got wrangled into an interview for a scientist who has type1. And even though this isn’t at my site, I was asked to join the interviews because I’m also type 1.
I haven’t spoken to the candidate yet, she had one interview with her department head so far.
I did read through her resume and cover letter and I was a bit gob smacked. I also read the questions and answers to the pre interview questionnaire.
Maybe I am just weirdly judge-mental. Maybe I am missing something. I feel like I’m in a comedy sketch.
Her cover letter states.
She is a type 1 diabetic on insulin
She also states that she is obese and not well controlled.
Then says that she is protected by laws that state we must make accommodations for her because she is disabled.
We will need to give her extra time to mix her insulin and she will need to take extra breaks to eat.
She says she might need to get up from meetings to go to the cafeteria or the bathroom with no notice.
She added a page which indicates how she wants us to react to her if she loses consciousness or needs intervention.
In her questionnaire she comments about her disability and that she is a scientist so she is very well informed, yet uses weird outdated terms.
So I am tasked to,sit in on her second interview. I don’t know how she made it to the point because I would have thrown her resume away. But maybe I’m just too much in my own head about this.
I don’t generally tell anyone that I’m diabetic at work, unless it comes up later on. If I’m offered pastries etc, I just say no thanks. At this point most people know because I’ve been there 7 years. However I don’t invite anyone into my treatment nor would I suggest that I am disabled.
Am I off base here ? Does this sound reasonable ?
She sounds like a whack job. Or maybe my diabetes makes me judge mental.
The second interview happens on Jan3.
I need some grounding input here.