I have an employee who missed an external meeting earlier this week. When I pinged him he said that it was his mistake and he'd explain in our 1:1. Him missing the meeting was more of an annoyance to me than it was detrimental to the work, but he knew he was expected to be there and didn't notify anyone of his absence.
When I followed up 1:1. He disclosed that, for the past six weeks, his depression has been worsening and he cannot identify a reason. He has a care team and is medicated, but all of the sudden, he feels like he's having the symptoms he did prior to medication-namely, he falls asleep. As he described it, it is narcolepsy. He has experienced this in the past when his depression was prominent, but never while on medication. He shared that this was the only meeting he's missed, but that he has fallen asleep behind the wheel at red lights, overslept for picking up his child, and that it is incredibly embarrassing. He was referred to a sleep specialist which he can't get into for six weeks.
I asked/suggested he set additional alarms throughout the day and particularly prior to meetings. I'm also going to touchbase with HR to see if they have any resources or how/where this falls on accommodations. I'm here just wondering if anyone here suffers from/manages their narcolepsy to maintain a professional role or has managed an employee with it and has any ideas to offer.
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New here and taking the leap!
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Please share your success networking stories - if you found a job through networking how did you do it?
How many people did you call? Did you find contacts on LinkedIn and approach?
I am having hard time with it. I was given notice and emailed/ texted people just to connect and talked. Very few even responded. I know it is a numbers game, but it is so lonely and discouraging - like begging for a job...
But they say it is still more effective than applying on the web.
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I saw how my colleagues were freaking out and then I heard about this concept. So I did what I thought was quietly quitting - I just did the minimum required of me. Then we got our monthly numbers and I was ahead of plan!
Give it a shot!
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Once someone signs an offer letter, is it generally okay to give notice to your present employer?
(Basically, it's a contract, yes?)
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Is it discrimination to let the oldest employee work all nights and weekends when a younger inexperienced person is taken into a position?
We did have fair scheduling until this person came into the group, she says she can not get a baby sitter. So another employee and myself have all the nights, except one. He gets a couple of days during the week, I sometimes get one on the weekend?
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Searching the internet
I was looking through job postings that are in my field just to see what's out there and I'm finding an increasing number of employers requiring a master's degree and at least 5 years of experience with salaries in the 40k range...you have got to be kidding me.
This isn't so much about me but I find that offensive. A master's degree to be paid less than the national average in the US...got it. I'm also shocked because when I started in this field about 2 years ago in an entry-level position with a bachelor's degree that was the salary range with the requirements being a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience with the specific job required but other general skills related to it. I feel I got extremely lucky but I'm also wondering if you can move up salary-wise in this field with experience alone.
The way the goalposts are constantly being moved is outrageous.