I've finally hit the 1 year mark at my current position (after temping for almost a year prior to being officially hired on, so more like 2 years here) and was able to get my FMLA paperwork put in. Oddly enough my company had no problem with the missing work part of the FMLA, but they're driving me INSANE with the part where my doctor asked for me to have a darker space to work in.
My office is fairly small, and the darker ares are the larger, closed-in cubicles in the back where the more senior staff sit. I get that they don't want to uproot senior staff for junior staff, so I suggested some kind of screen for over my desk to block some of the overhead light. It's been weeks now of back and forth fighting between the partners here and HR in the big city office and myself. The partners don't like odd looking things disturbing the beauty of the office, local HR is treating me like some kind of criminal and national HR doesn't understand what the delay is. The back and forth is utterly insane.
I think the problem is that our local offices have never had to deal with a medical accommodation and don't see why they have to. National HR over on the other side of the country has had to deal with this and know exactly what to do, but are relying on the local people to actually do it. Only they aren't.
Have any of you gone through this? Any suggestions for products for blocking light in a cubicle?
This is the one my therapist gave me. It has a botttom part which is just space for notes for each day of the week and a small summary.
I didn't pass my test to get in the program for school to become a physical therapist assistant. I have one more shot at it before I send in my application. I plan to study for it over the break and then take it again but I'm so afraid I'll fail again and not be able to get in the program. This is what I really want to do in life. Failing the first time sent me in a spiral of depression and...