Posted 2/10/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)
I'm 22 and was diagnosed a little over a year ago. In December, I started a new job, which I really like, and it is full-time, 40 hours a week. My boss does not know I have lupus, but notices I get tired easily (usually about 6 hours into my day.) I'm up for promotion next month, but it will mean working 45-50 hours a week. I honestly am not sure I'll be able to do that.
Are there people with active lupus who work full-time regular jobs (as in, not from home or flex hours)? Is it even possible? And what are your thoughts on telling the boss? Do I tell him or keep it to myself?
40 hours is doable for me right now, but it leaves me very little time to do anything else, because of how much sleep I need to get. The rest of my life has all but stopped- hanging with friends, doing anything fun, anything else really.