There's something I should tell you... I have cancer...
November 11, 2009 6:50 AM Subscribe
I lied about having cancer to my boss. Now what?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (56 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I work at a school in New York City. Lately I've been under so much stress I have fantasized about quitting often. All of the teachers at my school are browbeaten about test scores and threatened with disciplinary action for missed deadlines and inadequate performance. Yesterday, I told my principal and the assistant principal that I had cancer as a child and it had come back. Yes. Yes I did.
They were very nice and supportive, and repeatedly told me that they were there for me and how wonderful a job I had been doing.
So.... my question is, how can this come back to haunt me? I am on the city's insurance. I don't want to take off more days because of this, I just didn't want every sick day I took scrutinized and possibly subjected to disciplinary action (this happens). In addition, I always feel pressured about little things and I am hoping this will cause them to back off a bit.
So my questions:
1) If they suggest that I take a medical leave of absence, would they be able to check the authenticity of my claims? What is that process like?
2) I don't plan on telling anyone else at the school and certainly not telling anyone that this is BS. How can I better my chances of not being found out?
3) Can they call my insurance company or doctors to verify this? I have seen several doctors for various other problems in the past few months but no oncologists.