Posted by Adam on September 6, 2001, at 17:59:05
In reply to Is It Any of Their Business?, posted by Elzabeth on September 6, 2001, at 17:23:12
Well, you could try asking your doctor to write something vague. "Given Ms. So-and-so's current condition, it is my judgement that she should be given time to receive the appropriate treatments, signed Whoever, MD."
An appropriately vague but official letterhead (XYZ Hospital - omitting the department, for instance) would probably nix all further questions.
> Hi Everybody ...
> It's me again .... When I contacted the Y to let them know I needed a "leave," my boss asked that I follow up "with a note from my doctor." Doesn't that seem a bit excessive? Come on, we're only talking an hour and a half a week in the nursery to help out (and I wasn't getting over to use the facility anyhow). I'm not particularlyy comfortable asking my psychiatrist to write a note saying I need a break for mental health reasons -- and is this really necessary? Maybe I should just resign altogether, and just start paying the $32 a month to join -- or to join another facility.
> I've already thought of asking my internist to write a note, but I know her. She wouldn't do it.
> What would you do?
> XXX, E.