Working from Home with Multiple Sclerosis Works for Megan Knott
When Megan Knott learned that her multiple sclerosis would prevent her from continuing to work in a medical lab, the 41-year-old Kansas native didn’t know what she was going to do for a living.
"I was pretty depressed, pretty unsure of myself, and not feeling comfortable with myself. My brain fog made me feel like I would never be clear enough to do a full day of work,” Knott reflects.
After being out of work for four years, regardless of her disability, Megan needed to work. She was looking for a job that could help defray the high costs that come with having MS. She also wanted a flexible position where she could make a schedule that fit her needs and abilities.
That’s when she found NTI@Home. After registering for services, she worked with NTI@Home staff to find and apply for jobs with our trusted employer partners.
“NTI worked me in slowly and made me feel more comfortable. If you think you can’t do it, you can always try. I surprised myself. I was thinking this wasn’t going to work for me. I went through it and gained confidence as I went along.”
Knott now works in a remote call center for a government organization, helping answer customer questions. She is one of the thousands of disabled workers who have found fulfilling and well-paying jobs through NTI@Home.
“It is actually a benefit with MS because no one has to see me all day,” she says. “When I’m having spinal issues or something, and I have to put my things on and adjust to my environment to help me be comfortable, I don’t have to worry about anybody being embarrassed or anyone seeing me.”
Having the ability to fit the work schedule around their disabilities is one of the benefits NTI@Home can offer candidates. “That is a major plus for them,” said Alan Hubbard, NTI@Home's Chief Operating Officer. “We work with the companies and organizations to work around their needs and schedules. Our clients love that our people are adaptable to different situations. They also know that our people are reliable and dedicated to their jobs, and also stay longer in their positions than other call center employees. We are very proud of people like Megan and the contributions they make to us and to their employers.”
Like many workers these days, Megan appreciates the opportunity to work from home.
“I couldn't believe there would be so many freedoms. Sometimes you have to weigh money versus health. Here (NTI) was actually a place to balance money and health, and where you could make money. You didn't have to kill yourself to make money. NTI worked for me."
If you are like Megan, an American with disabilities who is looking for work, you have reached the right place. NTI@Home’s training and job placement services are free to you. We have hundreds of available positions at any given time; visit our “Typical Positions” page to learn more about typical openings. If you are interested in applying to any of the following positions, register here.
I couldn't believe there would be so many freedoms. Sometimes you have to weigh money versus health. (NTI) was actually a place to balance money and health. You didn't have to kill yourself to make money. NTI works for me.