How many of you told your employer?
Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:12 AM
My surgery was 2-1/2 months ago and I have lost enough for it to be very noticeable. Amazingly, no one at work has commented on my weight loss. I am starting to wonder if they think that I am sick or something, and don't want to say anything. LOL. I suppose now if anyone asked me directly if I had surgery, I would share. Like many others, I just didn't want to have to answer a bunch of questions or listen to a bunch of advice beforehand. Now, I feel that I'm far enough along that people wouldn't worry as much. No one should feel an obligation to share if they don't want to, but good for those of you who feel you can!
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:37 AM
I occasionally take a week or so off for "mental health" purposes.... .this absence will be treated as such...
hopefully I will not be out for more than 2 weeks
SKINNY PEOPLE LOOK GOOD IN CLOTHES, FIT PEOPLE LOOK GREAT NAKED....I WANT TO BE FIT!!
Highest Weight: 272 Surgery Weight: 266 (08-30-12)
hit "normal" BMI (161 lbs) in 10 months
Superficial Goal: 129 Maintenance Goal: 140 lbs
Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:21 AM
I will nto be sharing information about my WLS, just extending my leave.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:10 AM
I told HR because I had to use Extended Leave for the surgery. Other than that, I only told my immediate boss. Here in the USA, all medical issues are federally protected and private so they could not tell anyone else or face prison time and fines.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:30 AM
I work for my family, so pretty much everyone (and half the town) knows.
Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:57 PM
I told my immediate supervisor that I was waiting for a date for surgery. when he decided to ask a wk later what type, I was honest. when I received an actual date, I told EVERYONE. not only am I too open about my life, I was excited & anxious, & it helped to talk about it. everyone is very supportive, & I feel I was right to tell them, because if there were any complications, I know they would be concerned, & would be upset that I hadn't told them.
whats funny is that outside of work, I told my immediate family & a few close friends, but no one else. I didn't announce it on fb or anything. I don't like that its considered an elective surgery. like I elected to let myself get morbidly obese, so now let me elect to get my guts sliced up to help me get back to a healthier weight.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:11 PM
Now that I am cleared to go back to work next week, I have been thinking about this a lot. Fortunately for me, I work from home, so my team won't see me immediately.
I work for a large company and manage 8 people in my business unit. I told my manager that I will be going on medical leave for 2 weeks, gave him an update that my "surgery" went well ( for my team' s benefit) and that was it. My company's sick leave policy states that I don't have to tell my boss why I am sick or going on leave, just that I am . The only one in the company that knows is the vendor that handles medical leave for my company. I don't intend to tell anyone at work when I see them again that I had WLS and certainly won't tell my boss. He is so fast and loose with his own personal business I don't trust him with mine. Bottom line, it's none of their business. I'm having knee replacement surgery in a couple of weeks and all my manager knows is that I am having surgery, again, and will be out for at least 6 weeks.
If I get questions about my weight(loss), I won't lie, but I will not discuss it either. I don't anticipate many of my coworkers asking anyway. I am happy to hear about those whose co-workers have been supportive and wish that for anyone who decided to be open about this in the workplace. Unfortunately I am cynical enough to expect some people to also be disrespectful and insensitive.