How much do your employers understand your illness?
I work as a Duty Manager for a bookmakers (betting shop) and in the 18 months I have worked for them I have had 4 serious asthma attacks and had to be hospitalised. This meant anything from 2-5 days off work. When I applied for the position I was straight with them stating on my application form that I was asthmatic and also suffered from a depressive illness. Obviously they were suitably impressed with me and took me on.
So far they have been very supportive and understanding. Luckily for me my Area Manager has a close friend who is asthmatic and therefore sympathizes with me.
I was wondering if anyone has any stories to tell regarding their employer and their experinces with asthma and how it affects their work.