I’ve just joined the group, I have MCTD (diagnosed 2 years ago) and work 4 days a week.I had the dreaded conversation at work today where my boss told me he had noticed that I’ve not been up to my previous standard over the past 6 months or more, sometimes when I’m asked questions my eyes glaze over and in his words “look like a rabbit in the headlights” and am not taking on / coping with my work as well as he’d like. He knows that I have MCTD, without knowing much about it.
He was partly sympathetic and asked what the company could do to help me, but I found it very hard when he asked what could be done to improve my health - my understanding is that the brain fog and exhaustion are just part of it and aren’t likely to disappear.
Has anyone had a similar situation - how do you manage at work when you’re not able to perform to your previous standard? I appreciate from the employers’ point of view that it’s not fair to them to have underperforming staff, but equally there’s not a lot I can do as I am trying my best and I need the job!!
Any advice welcomed!