Topic: Slowly being pushed out of job

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Posted on: Aug 6, 2021 06:55AM

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021 06:55AM

blue22 wrote:

I have been in a slow process of being pushed out of my job since returning after chemo and surgery two years ago. Before cancer, I worked easily 50 hours a week or more. I was constantly juggling many things at once, wearing multiple hats, etc. I no longer have the energy or the focus to work like I did before. I've asked for help, but never get any real solutions, and instead my managers and co-workers discuss hiring someone to do what I do, without actually saying they are replacing me.

I'm not sure where to turn to for help. I don't have the energy and sustained mental focus to start a new job in a similar position elsewhere. I talked to a couple of career counselors a while back, but only the initial consultations, and my take away was that they were more experienced with people who had money and connections who were bored with their lives and wanted someone to help them make subtle changes rather than people with serious legitimate issues. At the same time I have found other legal and career counseling resources, but those are for people with much more serious problems than I have.

If you found yourself in a similar situation and found helpful resources please suggest them here!

Thank you!
Blue

Dx 1/2019, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/15/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 7/30/2019, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Dx 8/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 10/8/2019 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Aug 6, 2021 09:39AM moderators wrote:

Hi Blue,

We're so sorry to hear you're dealing with this. We're sure others will be by soon to weigh in with their advice and experience. In the meantime, we wanted to point you to the main Breastcancer.org site's section on Breast Cancer and Your Job, specifically the page on Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination at Work, which offers some helpful resources.

We hope this helps and that you get some support here soon!

--The Mods

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