Thoughts on sabbaticals for mental health? I’m at a breaking point where my current project has ultimately affected my mental health which is thus affecting my ability to do my job. I don’t want to leave, but have pretty much been told “can’t take you off this project because there’s no one else”….but if I take a sabbatical, or ultimately leave the company, the project is just as screwed….😣

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Do it. If you break they will find a way to replace you and you will be worse off. So take your break and they will replace you and you’ll be better off n

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Leave !!! And make sure you have enough money to get by until you are ready to look for another job, make sure you sign up for cobra

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Its their poor staffing thats harming your mental health. Do not flame out and burn a bridge. Definitely take time for yourself however you need to do it.

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Thank you for your post. It happened to me too … poor project dynamics and no way to leave as there was nobody to replace me, I stuck it out until the end but then when the client wanted to renew , I said I cannot do this anymore and declined, wish I had pushed more earlier because I lost my hair and developed panic disorders, depression and phobias. There are People out there who would put the heaviest burden on your back until they see it breaking and even then they would ask how much more time do we have until it breaks completely. Take care of yourself first, there will always be work to be done, you only have this life once and living in physical and mental pain is not the way to live it if it can be avoided.

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Whyyyy??? Why would you all do this to yourself for these mediocare jobs???

Do what you need to do for your mental/physical health and sanity. They aren’t going to and they will continue to make decisions that serve them not you.

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I’m also thinking about it. We technically have unlimited PTO but also am okay to use medical leave but not really show how to do that. I want to take like one to two months to reset because both the pandemic and work been really weighting on me but I don’t want to quit. Thinking about having a convo with HR first to see my options and then talking to my direct manager

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Paid medical leave you just need to be see a doc as he will have to likely sign off

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Wish I had the money saved to go on a sabbatical. Resource constraints and never ending tax reforms have caused major mental health issues for me.

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