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Currently dealing with a medical problem and needing to go to the dr’s once or twice weekly. Unfortunately not always able to get convenient time appointments. What’s the best way to navigate with project leadership?

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Yes, be open. Just say you are undergoing some treatment/therapy/etc. And require time out. You do not need to give details of the actual condition or therapy if you don’t want to Much easier to plan around known challenges than unknown ones And you would be surprised how many people go through such aspects. It’s quite normal so I wouldn’t worry about any negative perceptions

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Be open about it

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This depends on where you work, how supportive they've been in the past, and your past performance; as well as other factors out of your control. In general, I'd suggest a few things: - consider going thru HR to request an accommodation - schedule appts ahead so you can start getting the same time (they're probably booked for current time, but if you pick a recurring time for a future date, Sept/Oct and later, you can get a rhythm) - only communicate what you need and your plan of action, not the details of your health condition. Unfortunately people are not good at mitigating their bias. Good luck with this and your road to wellness ❤

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