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Re: Anyone lost their job because of depression? sonic_gb

Posted by ClearSkies on December 6, 2007, at 11:54:54 [reposted on December 15, 2007, at 3:04:22 | original URL]

In reply to Re: Anyone lost their job because of depression? ClearSkies, posted by sonic_gb on December 6, 2007, at 11:18:43

> As I'm being hospitalized for a week today or tomorrow, I'm forced to take time off work. My new psychiatrist encouraged me to be honest and wanted to write a letter detailing the situation. I declined because I think it would be the end of my career. I'm taking emergency vacation time instead and saying that there is a personal emergency. I think people know that there's something wrong with me, but it hasn't been discussed. It's not a fun situation, and I have found it extremely difficult to hold myself together at work. I generally have to drive a few blocks away at lunch, and then at the end of the day, and break down for a long while before I can pull myself back together again. I think this hospitalization is badly needed.
> Sonic

Oh, Sonic. I hope the hospitalization gives you the break you deserve. I'm with you as far as not wanting to divulge the reason for your absence. Even though your employer would be legally obligated not to change the status of your employment based on your medical leave, it would (in my mind and in my experience) create a new dynamic between you and your bosses that could be misunderstood, at best.

Take the vacation time. Give yourself this time to heal. If you need more time, by all means, by any means, extend your leave!! Don't go back until you're ready.

Good luck and I'll be thinking of you.




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