How would your boss react if you were to take a last minute vacation?
Madalyn Parker, a web developer at Olark Live Chat, decided that she needed a few days off, badly.
While most of us tend to worry about what our boss would say or think when needing last-minute time off, Madalyn decided that she really needed some time to focus on her mental health.
She sent an e-mail to her team saying:
"Hey team, I'm taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully, I'll be back next week refreshed and back to 100 percent."
In a reply, the CEO of her company, Ben Congleton, sent her a response that she did not expect.
When the CEO responds to your out of the office email about taking sick leave for mental health and reaffirms your decision. 💯 pic.twitter.com/6BvJVCJJFq— madalyn (@madalynrose) June 30, 2017
Her tweet garnered thousands of likes and retweets!
Agreed. "I want to go hang out with family" and "I need to separate from stressors" are quite different. I want my co to be like yours.— Matt Olson (@carnivorous8008) July 1, 2017
I took a mental health afternoon at my last job and got passive aggressive documentation about the mental health coverage in our health plan— Janie Clayton (@RedQueenCoder) July 1, 2017