That sounds like a tough
situation. You are absolutely right, it is unfair that you may be judged
for your attendance when you needed those days to work on your health. I
think it is fantastic that you were proactive and have found good
treatment. That in itself is a huge achievement!
is hard to say what the best course of action is. You are right, to
disclose or not to disclose? If the employer is informed about mental
health and health then they should have no trouble understanding your
situation and being confident in hiring you. However, not everyone is as
informed around mental health as they should be; so, there is always
the risk of being judged due to stigma and misunderstanding. Only you
can decide what you feel comfortable with. You don't have to say
anything. If you choose to say something you can say as much or as
little as you want to. I am always biased towards being upfront and
honest. Also, consider that the symptoms of ADD or your other health
concern may pop up at any point. You might want your employer to be
aware of this and perhaps even ensure that she has information and your
conditions. Again, only you can decide what the right choice is for you.
Let us know what you decide to do and keep us updated.
Hang in there! Job searching can be so tough.
Ashley, Health Educator