Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Keep a job with mental illness

Found this conversation going on at Reddit.



Step 1: Do not tell anyone you work with that you have a mental health condition.Just don’t. I wish that this was different, that we lived in a world where our health condition didn’t affect how we are viewed in the workplace, but that just isn’t our reality. Someday, this will be different, but today is not that day.

If you tell the truth, you will almost certainly be discriminated against. This ranges from illegal discrimination to smaller, legal ways like getting passed up on a project or promotion, or stigma from your coworkers if you need special accommodations. All these ways you will be discriminated against add up and seriously impact your career.

But the conversation in the comment section is worth the read.