I had my endo confirmed via laparoscopy in December. Before my op, I was feeling very confused, lost, tired, hopeless - I'm sure you all know! I couldn't think straight and I lost all confidence in myself and my ability to do my job.
I poured my heart out in a letter to a friend about how unwell I felt and how I felt that I was unable to do my job to the best of my abilities and had decided that I should probably leave. My director (I'm a PA) found my letter "in the bin" supposedly, even though I don't remember throwing it away, and confronted me. I pretty much told him that I hadn't really made any solid decisions and that I was just having a rant - leaving my job would be a huge decision to make and I wasn't really ready to make it. I asked them not to pressure me into coming to a decision and eventually decided to stay.
They said to me "if you ever feel like this again, please talk to us, don't just suffer in silence" but I know them and I know they are sneaky and I am worried that they only said that because they want to plan for me leaving, not because they are concerned for my wellbeing.
Anyway, this was all at the beginning of the year and I had really made some great progress, both in my health and at work. However, this morning I had to take the day off sick in order to see a doctor because of pain in my leg which was sending shooting pain up and through my ovary.
My concern is that now they know what is wrong with me and how it effects me, they are probably going to jump to the same conclusion every time my endo effects me - and this is that I will want to leave.
What are my rights if they say "we do not feel that you can cope with the pressure of the job" or something like this?
Has anyone else found work too much and had trouble like this? I'm not really sure what to say to them sometimes.