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Had a chat with the boss lady

I suggested a partial work from home and work in the office method to help me cope and treat my migraines effectively, not requiring to work less, just in different locations.  She does not think the area manager will go for it.  She says she does not think it 'works for the position I hold.'  This ticked me off because many large companies have ways to help their chronically ill staff remain productive and work from home, and our company has staff that work from home anyway, so it is feasible and it makes sense.  I said I did not think the company effectively manages disabled employees and she repied they do, just 'physically disabled'... and that made me realize she does not understand the scope of my condition because I have an 'invisible' disability.  But if I had a limp or something, sure they could help out.  So obviously it is going to be tricky to handle the situation.  But just as obviously other location likely have employees with similiar situations... maybe have lupus or MS or some other chronic condition and the only solution can't be 'go on leave or suck it up'  So with a little research done through our HR site there is a form for just this sort of thing that I'll fill out.  I'll give a copy to my manager and then when the area manager returns I will have a one to one chat with her on it.  A company cannot take pride in how it handles their employees with disabilities if they cannot concieve of methods to help them remain productive... and in my case they get no gold star from me as they have mishandled the whole thing, reprimanding me for missing days for a legitimate health reason.

Yet, since I will not get better in the concievable future and I don't want to miss days and mess up my co-workers scheduales because of it... I find this to be a very viable solution, that will work for all parties.

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