Here is the situation:
- I am trying to get pregnant and am very, very stressed out about the situation, which apparently isn’t a good thing for getting pregnant.
- I am having some issues at work where people are spreading false gossip about me and no one, including me boss, seems to be doing anything about it.
- My therapist has (strongly) suggested I take a month or two off of work to re-evaluate my life/goals/hopefully get pregnant.
- I’m in Canada (Alberta) and can take stress leave if I get a doctor’s note (which I can). I have done this once in the past for a month.
I’m on the fence. I was against it until a meeting with my boss this morning, and now I’m considering it because of the continued issues with people around this office.
I’d also feel like an ass taking ‘stress leave’ tbh. The time I did it before, I really needed it, as I entered an outpatient rehab program for alcohol and couldn’t have done it without time to focus on myself and recovery.