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Shocked I still have a job

Feb 10, 2015 12:26 PM

At what point do people begin to request to go out on disability?? My neck issues are so unpredictable. I was just out for
5 weeks. Was all set to return yesterday but the night before a flare up starts! I tried to push through my first day back but then had to leave an hour early. Today I couldn't do it either. I know the flare up will calm down in about a week but in the mean time it's unbearable :(. I have a decent part time gig but I feel ridiculous continuing to be such an unreliable employee!!

Feb 11, 2015 8:03 AM

SP- I feel you! Have you had a talk with your boss or manager to tell them your feelings? How flexible are they with your illness? That is where I would start. Also assess your own needs realistically. Trust me ... I have similar thoughts all the time. I am my own boss, as Imstarted a therapy practice, but my clients rely on me as I am a therapist. I have already cut down on my hours, but sometimes do not know when to stop accepting new clients! I have to call out or go home early an average of once a month. Other days I just push through and suffer.

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