Argh help me deflect questions about my health at work
January 23, 2012 5:44 PM Subscribe
I used my health as an excuse for something being late. This was a mistake. The door has opened to a question about the status of my health from someone who is my superior, but *not* my manager. How can I deflect their question?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I apologised for something being behind schedule at work and used sickness last year as an excuse. I got an email back from the superior-but-not-supervisor saying they knew about my health issues, but not what they were and asking if I was well, or if it was something that needed to be managed longer term, followed by a disclaimer saying I didn’t need to answer if I didn’t want to.
I know I was an idiot for using my health as an excuse, and would have been much better off saying nothing. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Sigh. I have a cordial professional relationship with the not-my-manager superior, and would like to acknowledge their concern, while firmly yet gracefully closing the door on further enquiries.
I feel like I’m in treacherous waters here. Throw me a life-line.