A worker in the USA has posted a tweet that has gone seriously viral, all because she chucked a sickie.
It was the way her boss responded to her email that has cyberspace talking... and sharing.
And, let's clarify... she wasn't actually chucking a sickie in the sense that we know it. Quite simply, from her initial email, mentally she wasn't feeling up to it and was honest about it in her email to her team at work.
Her boss' response is both fantastic and appropriate in this day and age of mental health awareness.
I just wanted to personally thank you for sending emails like this. Every time you do, I use it as a reminder of the importance of using sick days for mental health -- I can't believe this is not standard practice at all organisations. You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can all bring our whole selves to work.
- Ben Congleton
Sometimes, it's little things like this that make a big difference.
Written by: @dantheinternut