After listening to feedbacks last week, we went back to NCCS to ask about the concerns of cancer patients. We found out that most of them cannot work because of the treatment they are going under which makes them feel sickly. And in fact, our group admits that it is a very touchy group to try to benefit. In the meantime, we also found out that even for cancer survivors, who are more healthy, they find biasness in getting jobs in the society. In some of the interviews that we have done at the NCCS, they mentioned that they either have friends or themselves faced biasness in getting jobs.
So we went to call employers through classified ads, pretending that we have just recovered from cancer. In the 50 employers we called, where 25 employers agreed to let us go for interviews and most of these are the less streneous jobs, while 18 employers asked us to reconsider our application, stating the job requirements as their reason. However, we noted a change in tone after we let known our identity of cancer survivor.
Even if they were to go for the interview, Imagine if you were an employer, an ex-cancer patient and a perfectly healthy applicant are applying for a job offered by you, who will you rather employ?
In an article by Dr AngPengTiam, he mentioned about an example of his patient. This cancer survivor went for dozens of interviews, telling the truth about his medical conditions and was rejected all the times. Devastated, he lied for the last interview, stating that he had no prior medical condition and he was selected, pending medical review. However, he did not follow up on that job. In Dr Ang’s article, he also mentioned a critical issue, “After all, there are so many qualified healthy applicants in the job market. Why should employers take the risk of hiring one with a history of cancer?”
So, our team aims to reduce the discrimination on the employment of cancer survivors with the concept of En-Chance Café.
Aim: Change the mindset that cancer survivors are not able to commit to full-time jobsHence, we would like to preserve the concept of the café, but instead of targeting cancer patients, our focus is now on cancer survivors who have alr recovered from their illness.By having a café where cancer survivors can work a normal job , we aim to show that survivors have the credibility to work normally
Touch on an issue where no one is willing to tap on- we dare to take the first step to work like healthy peopleDifferent-product differentiation(overall environment)- give customers a new type of thinking of what they thought cannot be done( oh, I did not know cancer patients can do such a thing)
Additionally, we will also have some special features by organising a monthly sharing session where the cancer survivors would share their success stories on how they overcome the battle of cancer and their journey or motivational talks to lead a positive life.
Executing of our prototype will be at tree-house café at …..
We will be serving a 3 course menu which will be serve by our cancer survivors. abt $20 per personStarter, main, desert
WE want to highlight that our mission statement is still the same, that is to …..
Question:<br />Imagine if you were an employer, an ex-cancer patient and a perfectly healthy applicant are applying for a job offered by you, who will you rather employ? <br />
Article by Dr Ang<br /> Dr AngPengTiam mentioned an example of his patient in www.parkwaycancercentre.com: <br /> ‘Stop the bias’<br /> “After all, there are so many qualified healthy applicants in the job market. Why should employers take the risk of hiring one with a history of cancer?”<br />
Discrimination in being employed<br />Pain<br />