June 20, 2022
The doctor told me to plan on 2 days off work, the day of the biopsy and the following day. So a Wednesday and Thursday. I am wrestling with whether to tell my boss or not. Our company merged with another company and now the whole process of time off is strange and controlled by one young woman who really loves being in charge and knowing everyone's business.
I am a very private person and I don't want anyone to know. The other side of it is my boss who I have worked for now for almost 9 years (or is it 8 years) does a weird spiral thing when he thinks someone who works for him is going through anything that might possibly affect him.
For example, when my mother entered into chemo he immediately wanted me to train my subordinate to do everything I do, including very confidential and delicate matters, in case what... I suddenly drop off the face of the earth? I explicitly explained to him that on my mother's treatment days I would be taking my laptop with me and was available via my phone as well. I just don't understand him.
I haven't taken a day off since 2015. Not even the day my mother died, I still checked my emails and answered urgent things. It's pretty telling that even as I sit here thinking it over, at any other job I would take Wednesday, Thursday AND Friday off, make it a super long weekend without any anxiety. I have the PTO banked, it's my time to use. But will he hold it against me? I really wish the biopsy was on a Friday, that would have made everything so much easier.
Work is so incredibly slow, really I could just take the Wednesday and log in on Thursday and Friday and just check in here and there.
All right, enough thinking about this. I am just hoping that prior to Friday the right decision becomes clear. I will request the time off then.
My stomach is hurting.