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Minichan

Topic: Should I tell my coworkers I have hemorrhoids?

Anonymous A started this discussion 1 week ago #67,104

This is a little gross, but something that would be really helpful to have some advice on. I have been in my role as an administrative assistant for about two years now. Around the time I started this job, I developed hemorrhoids (or more precisely, piles, as we all have hemorrhoids).

I called out sick eight or nine times the first year I worked here. It felt like a lot. The first few times I was out, people asked if I was feeling alright and were concerned. I always said I had a stomach bug, because I was obviously not sick with a cough/cold. As the year went on, people stopped asking me if I was feeling better, or smiled when they asked if I was feeling better. I imagine they thought I was playing hooky.

The issue I have cannot be fixed with surgery. I have really worked on my diet and as a result, have a lot less issues with my condition. I have only called out once in the past 4 months as a result of the condition. My question to you is, should I share my condition with coworkers? I have always been on the fence about how much I want to keep this to myself and how much I care about my reputation.

There is one other person in the office who calls out as much as I did the first year, but she has a condition that is less embarrassing/gross, and so we all know why she is out when she is out. I also want my manager to know why I called out so much that first year, in case I do decide to look for a new job in the future. I don’t want them to think I am a bad employee. What do you think about this?

Thanks, Minichan.
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Anonymous B joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 2 minutes later[^] [v] #822,205

Why not tell them about all the other gross things about your body while you are at it.

No one wants to hear about your roids including people here.

Fake anon !ZkUt8arUCU joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 1 hour later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #822,232

If you tell them they may not believe you. The only way to prove you're not lying is to show everyone what you're talking about in person.

Anonymous D joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 11 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #822,238

Simply tell them you “have an embarrassing GI condition” and you don’t want to discuss the details.

Anonymous D double-posted this 1 week ago, 2 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #822,239

@822,232 (Fake anon !ZkUt8arUCU)
Or this. It’s up to you op.

chili dog !!81dzJNNYL joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 42 seconds later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #822,240

@822,238 (D)
That would work
Digestive issues tends to get the point across

Anonymous F joined in and replied with this 1 week ago, 23 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #822,247

*Hemorrhoidæ
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