I work as a web developer for the Union at Manchester Metropolitan University. I’ve been doing pretty much the same job, for different companies, since I graduated in 2000. I have always enjoyed getting my ideas down on screen. #MS #Work #Manchester https://t.co/h0GvnFt65O
— Tom Llewellyn (@tomllewellyn76) July 23, 2019
I created the website at theunionmmu.org, in the Summer of 2014. I have been developing it ever since and am lucky to work with a talented –albeit youthful – bunch of people
I was employed by the company in 2013 (I was diagnosed with MS in 2010). They have treated me the care and consideration ever since, I’m very lucky in this regard. I work in Manchester on Monday, Thursday and Fridays. The company allows me to work from home on Tuesday and Wednesdays, which helps in lots of ways, but mainly with my fatigue.
As I’ve talked about previously, getting there is a big effort, particularly on public transport. The Union allows me a car parking space one day per week and I tend to drive on a Thursday.
I spend my days dealing with requests for web content. Again I’m lucky – if I was a roofer I would be out of work by now!