Questions relating to ones physical or mental wellbeing

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Sitting next to a printer [closed]

At work, they have just moved a printer next to me, literally right next to me. It's on the next desk, and the back of the printer is 30cm away from my head as it is elevated sitting on the desk. I ...
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Contracting role versus permanent role? What is the difference? [duplicate]

I hope that I could have your input on a contact job opportunity that I might have in Dublin. This role is a contract role (6 month initial contract with possibility to extend it up to 18 months). It ...
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smoke-free buildings -> smoke-full outdoor [closed]

Most countries have smoke-free workplace, this is really really the minimum acceptable in my opinion, but even with that, I find it very hard to enter or leave a building without entering those toxic ...
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How to react on bosses question about reason for sick leave

Assume that employee A is on sick leave. In his/her company it is normal to call in and notify about the illness ASAP. However, it is always the case that one has to talk to the boss directly who ...
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How should I tell a coworker their headphones are too loud?

I work in an open cubicle environment. We're no different than any other environment and things can get pretty noisy. Not all the time, but it's pretty standard for everyone to have a pair of ...
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How do I stay awake during work without the use of coffee? [closed]

I find myself drinking 2 cups of coffee a day during work, and feeling incredibly tired whenever I don't get at least one cup worth in my system during the day. This helps me stay awake well enough ...
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What arrangements have helped people with chronic illnesses to successfully grow in their company?

Have you or anyone you know about managed to grow in their career (good performance, promotion, reaching senior management, etc) despite having a chronic illness - and if yes, what kind of ...
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How can I tell my boss that I need some “downtime” to recover my health, without affecting my career?

I am in my mid 20s and was in emergency room due to lethally high blood pressure. As they found no physiological/common reason for it, they said it must be due to work stress and lifestyle. The ...
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Should we turn on or turn off the lights while working? [duplicate]

I get used to work at home in complete darkness, regardless of whether I'm currently gazing at 27' monitor or looking into 13' notebook screen. Recently a friend of mine has told that this is quite ...
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Weighing pros and cons of quitting against other life circumstances [closed]

I know that it is debated whether quitting a current job before you have a new job offer is a good idea (conventional wisdom suggests that it's not). But in my circumstance, things at my current job ...
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Is it a good idea to tell my colleagues that I sometimes have depressive spells? [duplicate]

I work in a team of about 10 people, in a large office in a large organisation. I sometimes get into bad spaces, where I stop exercising, eat badly, sleeping habits get shot etc, it's a ...
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What types of medical conditions prevent employment on a cruise ship?

I am applying for a job on a cruise ship and was asked to take a medical exam as a condition of employment. What sorts of information that comes up on a medical exam would prevent the cruise company ...
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How to manage managerial deadlines with a volatile and eventful health condition?

I have, like most professionals today, a deadline-driven job. I also have, unlike most, unpredictable health events. There are periods in which I am just like everyone else. I am also very ambitious ...
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Are there any UK laws about allergies in the workplace? [closed]

People are eating peanut butter (etc) at their desks - their desks are near/next to mine. I haven't been able to find any UK legislation about this. I've mentioned the allergy but haven't spelled ...
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“Performance Based Health Management” Incentive Programs [closed]

My employer just announced that for next year there will be a performance based health care incentive program. This will include an initial screening (BMI calculation, basic blood panel, etc) and ...
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Promoting a healthy lifestyle for employees

Disclaimer: taking into account Telastyn's comment, I'd like to point out that I do not wish to force anything upon my staff. I don't want to impose anything against their will. I would like them to ...
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How to deal with nightmares? [closed]

I had a really bad boss for the past 3 years and finally managed to get a new job where both my boss and co-workers are amazing. I've been working here for the past 3 months, yet every 2-3 nights I ...
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Should an employee tell their supervisor about their depression?

If someone is experiencing feelings of severe depression (affecting their work ability and work output), should they disclose this to their supervisor? What are the pros of disclosure? What are the ...
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How do I explain being unemployed for nearly two years due to untreated depression

For the first three years of my career, was always employed. Then, after I got laid off because the last company I worked for went under, I couldn't motivate myself to look for work for one year and ...
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Do I need to disclose my mental health history (in the UK)?

(This question is specific to UK-based companies.) Recently when applying for a job, I came across a field in the 'Equal Opprtunities' section of the application which asked 'Do you have any ...