Permission Leave with Reason 'Mental Illness', Employee It Can Appreciate from CEO
Jakarta, There are still many workplaces that exist today see mental problems as trivial. Therefore, employees are rarely willing to be open to confess that he had a problem and need time off work because of unhealthy mental conditions. Related to it lately there is one viral story in social media Twitter from an employee Olark Live Chat. Madalyn Parker who works everyday as a web developer in Olark one day sends a leave of absence because he feels he is mentally ill. Read also: Workplace and Mental Health Someone LhoHalo team, today and tomorrow I leave the leave to focus on mental health I. Hopefully next week I can get back 100 percent fit. Thanks, Madalyn wrote in an email. What makes Madalyn's story appealing to people is because there are rarely any employees who dare to ask for a mental illness permit. In addition Madalyn email also received an unexpected appreciation response from Olark CEO, Ben Congleton.Saya personally would like to thank you for sending an email like this, write Ben.Setiap time you send an email like this, I use it as a reminder that it is important to use leave permission for mental health. I do not believe that anything like this has become standard practice for all organizations, he added.
Conversation between Madalyn and Ben about mental health in the office. Photo: Twitter / madalynrose
The exchange of the email was shared by Madalyn on Twitter and until now has gained about 31 thousand likes and 9 thousand retweets. Many netizens praised Madalyn's courage for being open and the response from Ben in his favor. This kind of thing is completely unfamiliar to me. Last time I need a holiday for mental health, I have to deliberately overdose first to get to the hospital and get permission, commented a Twitter user, Rachel.Read also: Alert! Stress at Work The Risks of Mental Illness (fds / up)