A medical operation that's SFW
August 3, 2012 1:20 PM Subscribe
I am having a routine operation in December. I don't want to tell my Manager exactly what it is. I need suggestions of non-embarrassing, routine, 1-2 week recovery operations that I can cheerfully tell my Manager I'll be undergoing.
posted by dimon to Work & Money (35 answers total)
I'm having a minor bladder-related operation. Full recovery in 1-2 weeks, no outside symptoms, nothing that anyone would notice (apart from me) before or after the op.
I just don't want to tell my Manager. It's for no other reason than I will feel embarrassed and just Eww telling him.
I'm sure I'm probably under no legal obligation to tell him (I'm female btw). But having thought about this a lot, I'd far rather fob him off with a white lie than say 'It's a bladder op' or even 'I'd rather not say'. I feel that saying the latter comment would just invite speculation on his part. He's a good guy, and I have no problems with him, but we're all human, and I don't want him to even imagine a thing.
I thought perhaps appendix removal? But unsure if that has to always be removed in an emergency. Cosmetic surgery obviously out - don't think they'd allow me to take time off for that..
If it's relevant, I haven't had a day off sick since I started my job last year, and I work part time.
So, any suggestions most welcome, thank you!