So I work for a clinic as an assistant. I work under doctors and I help them out with patients. Past week I was very tired didn't sleep well because I have exams coming up that I need to take to get into grad school. I work part time this place is a small practice. Anyways so one day last week I had severe back pain and I was very off since I barely got any sleep and I wasn't prepared or helping out the doc. So when I was leaving the doc called me and the manager in and talked to me saying I was so good before and now I am getting bad at the job. What's going on I just said I m under a lot of stress due to exams. He asked me for suggestion I wasn't thinking and said it would be nice to have a back up assistant. He thought about it for a minute and then he said take a week off and give us a call. Does it mean I am fired? I called today and talked to the manager saying I want to come back and work again and it won't happen again. She said she will give me a call tomorrow. But I am supposed to work tomorrow and she said do not come in tomorrow because the doc said to take a week off. I am confused. Am I fired? Kind of worried. My mind is exploding thinking about things. I worked at this clinic to get experience and letter of recommendation which I still need to apply to grad school. I don't want to end on bad terms because I really need the letter from them. What do I do? Please someone help!!!
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Your boss seems to care, I think. If you got fired then you would be fired, no reason to hide it from your worker I think.
I was in a similar situation once. I worked shifts at a factory but my depression made it difficult. At some point I told my boss the truth about my mental issues and he was genuinely interested in what I had to say. I got a few days off to collect myself and then I returned to work much better. I kept working there for about a year longer until I got fired because of lay-offs.0