Well, I emailed my boss this morning, (and H/R), and gave them background information on how the body responds to gallbladder removal surgery, how I’m faring, and 3 ‘accommodation’ request options…(a little different from what I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post):
“1. I work from home 7:30-10:00 am, drive in, and work 10:30-4:30 with a half hour lunch break. 8 hour day. (a bit risky if my issue extends any morning beyond 10 am.)
2. I work mornings from home, and afternoons in the office. Same general 7:30-4:30 schedule. 8 hour day. (safer option.)
3. I work a shortened schedule, 10:30-5:00 in the office, with a half hour lunch break. 6 hour day.
My preference is #2, #1, #3…in that order. “
I told them that neither I nor doctors had any crystal ball, the situation could last a few days, a few weeks, a few months, forever.
Within a half hour, my boss responded with:
“I am fine with your choice, I don’t see any issue whatsoever. Adjust what works for you.”
I take that to mean I can work from home in the mornings, and come in for the afternoon hours to the office. I emailed him for confirmation on that, because I’m anal that way. LOL Haven’t heard back, so I take that to mean yes, work from home in the mornings, and no time limit put on it. Adjust what works for me.
ETA: Boss confirmed yes, #2. mornings work at home, afternoons work in office.
OH MY GOD YES.
I am so relieved!!! Doing happy dances in my mind here.
(and since I’ll be working full time, that ends disability and I don’t think H/R could complain even if they wanted to, since my boss agrees to my request.) (I’m pretty sure. I’m not asking.)
Oddly enough, I did just have a bout…later in the morning than I normally do. I’ll take it as a one-off; I have a feeling no longer worrying or fretting about this work situation, and my boss being so wonderful about it…will ease my symptoms hopefully a little too. My UC is as much stress-related as it is to foods that I can’t tolerate. Less stress means better health.
So, I’m pretty darned thrilled right now. 🙂