I am almost symptom free - except for a few symptoms.
One is my very first symptom and is one that’s been difficult to deal with. I have been having some decent days each week.
I think I will be able to work part time with this symptom (along with a few others)
My short term memory has improved again the past month... hoping it’s good enough to perform at a high level.
I emailed the manager beginning of December and stated that I am looking at returning in the New Year. I have been off for six years.
Then I received a letter (with a negative “tone” to it) before Xmas stating that I had not followed procedure of either being available for work OR contacting them in writing to say I couldn’t work, what the reason was - and to mark me unavailable.
If I don’t respond within in one month it will mean I have resigned.
This is a busy office and I would be a casual (one of approximately 10-15)
This is a newer Manager - I think she was promoted about
2 years ago (while I was off work)
I had emailed/talked to the previous manager a few times in the six years I’ve been off and I had told him I was off indefinitely - and didn’t know when I could return to work. He was fine with it.
I assumed he updated my employee file.
I am talking with Occupational Health next week and will prob need to call a union Rep.
If I haven’t lost my job - it looks like I will be going into a somewhat hostile workplace.
Going back to work after being off for 6 years should be seen as an accomplishment.. not a negative thing.
I mean - how many people return to work after being off for 6 years with a chronic illness?
I was planning on working for ten years before retiring.