• Has anyone had trouble with coworkers treating you badly because you have to miss work due to chemo treatments?

    Asked by NanaL on Friday, October 26, 2012

    Has anyone had trouble with coworkers treating you badly because you have to miss work due to chemo treatments?

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      I know some boys in Jersey who can take care of dat.

      over 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      That's pretty crappy that you have to deal with something like this. As if you don't have enough on your plate right now. I'd look for another job.

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Is it management or same level coworkers? As long as your manager or supervisor is not involved in the ill will, I'd consider taking it either to mgmt or HR. I can understand coworkers not being happy about possibly taking on more duties, but it's not like you asked for cancer and are taking time off to go to that time share in the Bahamas. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar
      nobrand

      No. I'm sure that some of the people that don't really matter are thinking bad thoughts, but they don't matter-- let them think.

      I work at a larger company, so HR has really gone on overdrive to protect my privacy and rights during this time. I would really suggest talking to HR if you have them... Makes me so angry/sad people are so petty sometimes.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      WOW, that sucks. My staff was wonderful even when my work fell on to them because I was unable to do some things. My boss was very understanding and my co-workers all pitched in to help, even donating their sick time to me when I ran out so I wouldn't have to take leave without pay. I am thankful to have coworkers that looked out for me.

      over 4 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      My superiors helped my to lighten my work load by half, so I could continue to work while in treatment, but 2 people gave me a hard time saying I shouldn't be there if I couldn't do all my work. It still amazes me that people could treat others like that. I just kept me head up and others rallied around me to support me.

      over 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      No. However, I had a friend (she did not survive her cancer) whose coworkers informed her of how luck she was that chemo weeks she only had to work half-days. (Yes, I heard this from her. Couldn't believe it!)

      over 4 years ago
    • Dexter65's Avatar
      Dexter65

      I am sorry that you work with people who can only think of how your leaving is going to affect them, instead of being thankful that they are not in your shoes. If they are co-workers and it continues you should go to your direct report. If nothing changes, then you should go to human resources. This should not be tolerated.

      over 4 years ago
    • Dexter65's Avatar
      Dexter65

      I am sorry that you work with people who can only think of how your leaving is going to affect them, instead of being thankful that they are not in your shoes. If they are co-workers and it continues you should go to your direct report. If nothing changes, then you should go to human resources. This should not be tolerated.

      over 4 years ago
    • Dexter65's Avatar
      Dexter65

      I am sorry that you work with people who can only think of how your leaving is going to affect them, instead of being thankful that they are not in your shoes. If they are co-workers and it continues you should go to your direct report. If nothing changes, then you should go to human resources. This should not be tolerated.

      over 4 years ago

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