Working with a Chronic Illness
I am 17 years old and have a job! I work 2 days a week for 4 hours. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Orthostatic Intolerance. My illness has made going to work and working incredibly hard. My mind and body have a hard time keeping up with everyone and everything going on. I have called in more than a few times due to this, which has upset my manager. I understand how inconvenient it can be to have someone call in. But I never know when my symptoms are gonna flare up and when I’m not gonna feel well. I talked with my manager and she was a bit cold about the whole situation and called me unreliable..she then called back apologizing. What can I do about this! I need to work to make money! But my health isn’t the greatest either! My manager isn’t to happy! Is there any chance my specialist at Mayo could make a list of accommodations I could have for work? I just need some thoughts and advice on how to deal with work!