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i am dealing with ctd, dysautonomia and ft job. my coworkers think that i should work late hours more than my peers because they have kids and i don't. i spent saturdayin bed, recovering. they know about my condition but they say i have no kids. what shou

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Discuss with your HR: You only have to work hours contracted, no matter what co-workers say. More importantly, you are responsible for your own health. Co-workers can contract their own hours. Remain diplomatic & keep firm. Good luck.
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 40 years experience
I don't like them!: I don't like your colleagues! my mother always says: "ya gotta look out for number one". Is it worth helping everyone else if you'e going to pay for it by being exhausted the entire weekend? It's your choice. Do what you have to do to do an excellent job, but take care of yourself, as it obviously affects your physical and mental health, but remember what mom says: ya gotta look out for #1.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
Push back: Disruptive work hours and altered sleep are a killer for people dealing with dysautonomia. Don't give in, politely of course.

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