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There’s been a lot happening in my life lately such as a death of a parent and learning about stuff that I never knew but suspected,financial responsibility, work and my role, vision 3 years ago regarding someone else plus determining my path outside of work so going to give myself a time out to get rid of the noise and allow to see what I need to do better. | Fairygodboss
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Katrina Wolfe
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Being authentically you, no matter what, is the most important thing, once the basics for survival are met. That includes everything you are going through. I hope your employer is understanding and gives you the time/space/support you need as a human being first, and an employee second.
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Olynne Rhoads
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Why do I feel like this sounds so much like myself. I hope you figure out your life and find yourself in the process!
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Anonymous
So sorry for the loss of your parent. I hope that people in your workplace are understanding of that and know not to give you excess tasks right now. At the same time, I think you should continue to do the best you can under the circumstances at your job. Don't stop trying. If this workplace isn't ideal for you, look for other work but don't jump ship until you get an offer.
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Anonymous
I never shared about the death of my parent. I rarely share anything about my personal life. Finding another job at my age is difficult right now.
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Elizabeth Stiles West
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I teach in person or online, college or K-12
You may want to just briefly and succinctly tell your boss that you are grieving. Even if your boss isn't particularly nice, maybe he or she will at least show a little bit of compassion and give you more breathing room. I hope so. I can definitely empathize with it being difficult to get a job once one reaches a "certain age." I finally got a job when I addressed it in my cover letter-- I explained that even though I'm middle-aged, I have taken fewer than 4 sick days in 10 years' time and since my children are able to take care of themselves, I do not need to miss work for child care issues. That approach might not work for everyone, but I found that I was applying for so many positions and never hearing anything, then when I called, they mysteriously had been filled. I suspected the online job application asking not only for college years but for year of high school graduation was to blame. Once I confronted it directly, I got the interview and then the job. Best wishes to you; what you are going through is very hard.
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