When Work and Caregiving Call on the Same Line
On Saturday, Trish joined me for Table Talk on Your Caregiving Journey. Trish, who cares for her brother and works as a legal administrator, joins me monthly to talk about issues facing working family caregivers. You can listen to Saturday’s show via the player below.
During our show, we talked about the importance of communication so that colleagues and managers understand that caregiving could call you away unexpectedly. It can be intimidating to share an aspect of your life that’s so personal. You certainly don’t have to share all the dirty details, but you want you co-workers and managers to know enough of your situation so they understand if you have to leave because an emergency. Most important, you can work with them to create a back-up plan so that, if you do have to leave, they can manage your work.
Do you have a back-up plan at work in case you must leave because of a caregiving emergency? Please share your experiences in our comments section, below.
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