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Return to work after sick leave - employer is ignoring my wishes to return

I live in Scotland and I'm having a lot of issues with returning to work. I was signed off work about 5 months ago after being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I never intended to be off ...
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Post toxic workplace blues [closed]

I was working in a workplace where my boss was bullying me and it was extremely stressful, after two months of leaving and even though i found a better job that paid more in a bigger company i can't ...
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How to deal with a coworker who may be depressed

Recently an intern joined me to work on a project. We are the only people working on this project. A month went by and it was going well; he was completing all the tasks in time and has the talent to ...
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Does being prescribed anti-depressants, look bad to employers during security clearance background-check (US)?

I am applying for a few jobs in the US Defense industry as an engineer and I know that they ask about prescribed medications during the background check. Would taking anti-depressants hurt my chances ...
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Negotiating with my boss to let me work remotely or similar during depressions?

I'm a programmer working for a startup in San Francisco. I go through pretty bad depressive phases during the winter (it is a medical condition). It's often difficult to get out of bed, let alone ...
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Depressed before even finding work [closed]

I worked in an Indian auditing firm as article assistant. I had a decent exposure. I never doubted my abilities until I started working. I slowly learned that I lack analytical ability coupled with ...
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How to ask to get back to previous department?

Last year in July, I started working for my current employer, a software firm with ±250 employees worldwide (just to get the picture). We are working on a client-server based software product, and I ...
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Should I inform my colleague/manager that I get sudden “bad days”?

Some context: I work as a programmer at a large sized company in the Netherlands. I have been working there for nearly 2 years and so far (this is also my first job), I haven't heard anything negative ...
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Boss looks sad. Is it worth talking to him?

I have been working here for several months, and he usually looks so chill and funny, empathic. Lately he still likes to joke, but the smile quickly fades off and I can see despair in his eyes. This ...
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Colleague ignores my emails and accuses me of bullying [closed]

Although my emails are not specifically work related, we are a small company who need to work collectively without personal conflicts and his attitude towards me causes a lot of tension, yet he is the ...
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i need to leave a project i committed to due to mental health decline [closed]

my friend and i started our own business together and we took a project that is to complete by aug 31st. the last couple of months i have been suffering from depression and made a suicide attempt last ...
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Handling employee who has disclosed anxiety and depression [closed]

We're new business owners in Australia. We were only a couple of weeks in to our business when we moved a confident employee who really wanted to work for us (with a customer-facing role) from casual ...
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How to tell previous department I can't work on their tasks for them?

I am an intern at a multinational company(nameless for obvious reasons), it's a nationally mandated internship so quitting is kinda difficult.Anyways I was working in a department that was focused on ...
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Should I disclose mental health to my employer?

I'm in a bit of a rut as I just came back from the medical assessment for my job and due to my depression, the medical officer did not sign my medical form which I was told was needed to complete the ...
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Recovering from getting fired twice

First off, this is a bit of me fishing for encouragement which I desperately need. I was an economics student in College, and in the first job out of school (which I hated) I discovered a knack for ...
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How to get back to workforce with a recurring depression

I left my 1st job of 6years due to depression at 27yrs old. I was not stable and was no longer happy with the management hence my therapist told me that it was okay to resign to take a rest and to ...
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How do I make my manager let me leave from the project? [closed]

I have been working on a project from a few years. My Manager never appreciates us, but is very quick to find the faults. I have also been yelled upon for the mistakes of others. Last year I had ...
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Roadblocks in internal movement [duplicate]

One of the manager from a different team approached my manager to find out if there is a good resource in my team for an open position. Manager said, I have been suggested as I deserve the most. I ...
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How to go about my situation on interviews - painful divorce, quit one job for another, got fired after 6 months [closed]

After finishing college i got a job. It was position in small company and salary was low, but i accepted anyways it to get some experience in web development. I worked there for three years, and at ...
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How to handle it when you didn't do ANYTHING [closed]

So I'm an engineering student. I'm doing my master thesis project for a tech company. It started years ago, but I took a leave of sickness for 2 years due to depression. It was a pretty nasty story ...
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LOA due to chronic insomnia, stress, depression, and DDD, chronic pain [closed]

I dont know if this question has been asked already, probably so. Due to the , mentioned above, Ive had chronic insomnia for years, resistant to anti depressants and sleep meds, from my psychiatrist. ...
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Dealing with depressed and frustrated colleague

I have been working at my current job for a little under a year, and am generally quite happy - apart from sitting one desk down from a project manager who seems to be quite depressed and frustrated. ...
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How can I tactfully/respectfully decline a job offer due to depression?

Here's the context: I'm a Software Engineer at one of the most elite companies in the world, I've been in the industry for five years, having worked on numerous projects, ranging from small to very ...