In order to keep her mind refreshed and energetic, this woman asked for leave so that she could focus on her Mental health. The woman emailed her boss and her team saying that “I’m taking (leave) today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully, I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100 percent.”
Madalyn Parker, the woman who worked as a web developer and an engineer wanted to take a break from her monotonous schedule and bust her emotional stress. With no time for extra curriculum activities, the talented engineer was frustrated working with the deadlines and working without any break.
Wondering what Madalyn’s boss replied? Well, here is what the boss replied, “Hey Madalyn, I just wanted to personally thank you for sending emails like this. Every time you do, I use it as a reminder of the importance of using sick days for mental health – I can’t believe this is not standard practice in all organizations. You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can all bring our whole selves to work.”
Madlyn took on Twitter to share her emails and conversation with the Boss which soon attracted several eyeballs on the social media platform. Here is how Twitter reacted to the Boss’ reply.
The boss appreciated Madlyn’s mail and also said that such good practices should be appreciated in the office as it will help the employee and the office in many ways.
After reading such inspiring stories around the internet it is a proof that humanity still prevails. Humans still care about others and there are many people to live in this world without selfish motive.