Is your boss aware of your chronic condition? And does it matter?

By Dr Gary Latest Activity April 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm Views 1,412

Dr Gary

My clients sometimes talk about their relationships at work, especially with their bosses.

I have been told stories from clients who felt like their boss was expecting less of them because of their chronic condition, even to the point of telling them in front of other employees that they shouldn’t help with something that their boss is concerned might be too physically taxing.

Have you been in this situation? On one hand, having a boss who understands and accommodates your chronic condition is a good thing. On the other hand, nobody likes to be singled out and told they aren’t up to a task, and made to feel like they can’t be trusted to make that decision themselves.

And then there are those bosses who are pretty insensitive, if downright hostile, when it comes to accepting that you might have a bad day once in awhile, or have to be absent from work, or require legally mandated accommodations.

Another possibility is that your boss may not be aware that you have a chronic condition, and you may want to keep it that way.

I wrote an article about his topic recently. Here’s a link:

http://www.breastcancerconnect.com/breast-can...

I am interested in how you relate to your boss in terms of your chronic condition. Has it been an issue in any way? Has your boss been especially accommodating? Or are you just keeping it to yourself.

Really looking forward to hearing from you!

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