Episode 92: Illness and Secrecy

Two people at work asked me, ‘What happened to your arm?’ And I lied. I said, ‘Oh, I just fell and sprained my wrist.’ And that’s when I really started thinking more about how am I going to handle this at work? What am I going to say?

A lot of people are working with some kind of health condition. Many of them keep that a secret from bosses and co-workers. In this show we look at perceptions of weakness at work, and talk to two guests with health issues. One of them is still deciding how and when to reveal her condition, and wonders if she does, will she ever be promoted again?

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