There are all kinds of illnesses. Some illnesses last longer, others pass more quickly. There are also illnesses that don’t require one to be in hospital or lie in bed at home. This person can actually carry on working if they are given a little help.
This is exactly the kind of illness that Liisi has. Let’s see how she manages to carry on working.
Liisi really likes her job. She is successful and enjoys working every day.
Lately, however, she has been experiencing serious difficulties. She is suffering from serious depression. Everyday things that she used to do gladly and easily now require a lot of effort. The hardest thing for her is getting to work by 8am. Liisi is unable to wake up early enough due to depression. It takes her a long time to get ready for work.
Liisi goes to a doctor to get help. She also talks to her employer about her concerns. Liisi’s employer offers her the chance to start her working day later and work a little longer in the evening. This kind of adaptation is possible in Liisi’s position and works well for both sides. The new working hours make life easier for Liisi. Her employer is also very happy with her results. Liisi realised that it always pays to be honest with your employer about your concerns. Then the employer can organise work in a way that gives everyone a level playing field.