Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 month ago

What should I tell my workplace?

I’m going into rehab next week, but I just came off annual leave for 3 weeks.  I can’t tell my boss that I’m an alcoholic, going into treatment, because I’d lose my job.  Should I say that I have a family emergency and should I take sick leave without pay, with a doctor’s certificate?  


I’m going in there for 5 days.  

Update 2:

No it’s not jail.  It’s detox. 

3 Answers

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    i would just tell her the truth

  • 1 month ago

    I'd take the second avenue.Get the doctor's certificate and tell the boss it's a private medical matter and take leave.

  • 1 month ago

    That 5 day rehab isn't rehab.  It is called jail, and you are correct, you can't tell your boss you are going to jail.  And if you really were an alcoholic, you would be an expert liar and not in need of help thinking one up to tell your boss.

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