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Sick Leave? Over My Dead Body!

An overachiever’s journey away from the workforce

Photo by Oleg Ivanov on Unsplash

Did I want to work?

Would taking sick leave affect my salary or vacation days?

Did the company pressure me to keep working?

Did I have a voice inside me saying I had no right to get sick leave when I was physically able to do my job?



What do emergency rooms, going bald, back pain, diarrhea, and cancer have in common? They are the source of great stories. You’ll find them here.

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Lara da Rocha

Writer | MWC Semi-finalist | Improviser | Data Analyst | She/Her. I convert my bad luck into stories (to convince myself there is a point to any of this).