When & how to talk to new sup'v about my CD

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mcleaver1969
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   Posted 2/22/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all!
My sup'v, who is fantastic, has accepted a new position elsewhere. I will be getting a new sup'v in a few short weeks. When should I tell her about my CD, and what's the best way to discuss it? Thanks in advance!
 
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"Difficult things take a long time,
impossible things a little longer. " ~Author Unknown
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 2x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
 


kimberlayn
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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you could try talking to your current supervisor, and seeing what he/she thinks. He may tell the new one when going over personnel files anyway. I've found its always better to be upfront about this stuff. And letting the new one know before there is a problem is always better than having to tell them from a cell phone call from the ER an hour after you were supposed to be at work. Most people are pretty understanding after all.
diagnosed 11/06, solving the mystery of years of on/off abdominal pain. No more "it's just a virus". 33f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bowel resection 9/07. Tapered off entocort 1/08 and feeling the effects with fatigue, pain, D.


njmom
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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Unless CD interferes with your work, I wouldn't tell the new supervisor. Let some time go by. Let the new supervisor find out how well you can perform. I have never found the biz world to be forgiving about anything.

It would be unethical for the existing supervisor to mention your condition to the new one.  


lamb61
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   Posted 2/23/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I'd keep it to myself until I got to know the new super. Unless and until you are taking sick time or days off and it's apparent you have a chronic illness. Because unfortunately some people are quick to judge. Njmom is right the current supervisor could be violating HR policy by talking about your condition.
 


karendee
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   Posted 2/23/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

I am starting a  new job Monday and I plan to wait until I get to know everyone first. I will only tell them after I have shown them what  a great employee I am. If I never feel like I should tell them then I won't tell them...

good luck making your decision. I agree some people are quick to judge and might automatically think something bad of you. Give yourself a chance to show them you are great first.

Karen


 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


bentwistle
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   Posted 2/23/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm in the same boat - I haven't told my supervisor anything yet, and I think I'll hold off until it seems right. I don't want to be "labelled" if I can help it.

Kanditron
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   Posted 2/23/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I would say something the first chance you had. That's what I've always done and it's worked out just fine.
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/23/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have accomodations in place though your old supervisor? If so you should just give that super. permission to tell the new supervisor during training. I had to deal w/ that when working corrections. I just went in to the new guy and was like "hi, I just wanted to make sure you had been informed that due to my crohns disease I am never scheduled to work anywhere that I wouldn't have immediate bathroom access. I don't do the fence or 1 on 1's because of that. My doctor's note is on file. But I am more than happy to do any other job in the building." It worked out fine.

If you have any note on file or accomodations in place the old super. would not be breaking any rules by telling the new supervisor. It would be information the new super would need in order to schedule/deal with employees properly. I guess it depends on the line of work though.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


mcleaver1969
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   Posted 2/24/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for the good advice, I really appreciate it. My new sup'v won't begin work for a few weeks so I have some time to decide how best to deal with it. Thanks again everyone!
"Difficult things take a long time,
impossible things a little longer. " ~Author Unknown
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 2x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
 

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