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How to get time off new job for mental health reasons

I recently started a new job that has a very strict attendance policy and I have no vacation or sick time accrued. My doctor has recommended to me that I attend a 2 week inpatient program for the mental issues I've been dealing with. I'm still thinking about it, but if I did decide to do it, who at my company do I need to speak to and what should I say so that I don't end up losing my job for taking that time off. This is my first job so your answers can assume I know absolutely nothing about how these things work.
posted by theshire on Aug 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Job as Online test-scorer?

My husband is considering doing online test-scoring as a side job. What do we need to know? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Feb 17, 2013 - 16 answers

Contract programming position questions.

I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

To retail or not to retail?

Retail me, or retail me not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2012 - 10 answers

At a loss for a job!

Need a Job Filter: Need help with recommendations for some jobs I can look into soon, with the degree(s) I have, and the work experience I have. Some fun and snowflakey details await you! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Jan 29, 2012 - 6 answers

What *else* can I do with a BA in English?

I recently got a job in a pre-sales position, and I'm a bit worried that it isn't going to work out. What else can I do with my English degree and skills, especially in this economy that does *not* involve going back to school? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Nov 11, 2008 - 12 answers

What is a good job for a teenager that is good with computers?

I'm a highschool kid, good with computers, looking for an online job regarding computers? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Sep 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for business books!

I've just accepted a full time (telecommuting, FWIW) position with a Fortune 50 company. What are some must-read business books? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Jun 28, 2008 - 6 answers

I Don't Want to be Willy Loman!

I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Hourly without bussing

I don't really want to be a waiter. So, where are all the night jobs for professionals, like legal proofreading, in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Mar 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Is a job in Education sheltered from the market?

I have just been offered a staff position at a large University of California campus. Given that my current job is with a small (employees<15) consulting company in the technology field, and given the current national (and global) economic situation; is a UC job more likely to be stable in the next 5 years when compared to one in a small tech company? Also, what's it like to work at a UC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Search for Job While Working?

How do I look for a job while working? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Apr 1, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City?

How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Nov 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Lost My Copy of a $5,000 Per Year Contract -- What Do I Do?

So you're self-employed, and you sign a contract for a moderate-sized, long-term gig (worth $5,000 or so/year), and...you lose your copy of the contract. Your relations with this company over the years have been overwhelmingly friendly and positive. What do you do? Just ask them nicely for a copy?
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2005 - 12 answers

My life sucks

My life sucks. But the one good thing about being broke and unemployed is that you can do it anywhere. Assuming I were debt free with no commitments, where's a nice new place to go to scratch out a subsistence living as either a plumber, a waiter, or a dishwasher? Anywhere on the planet, English- or French-speaking (or anything easier than Russian or Chinese -- I'll have a few months to learn a new language as I pay my way toward escape), must have at least paved roads and indoor plumbing, and if the population hates Americans, I'd prefer that they do so abstractly rather than overtly. Canada, Iceland, and Belize seem kinda promising....
posted by BitterOldPunk on Apr 23, 2004 - 45 answers

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