Woman requests time off for mental health, boss’s reply goes viral
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Woman requests time off for mental health, boss’s reply goes viral

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It’s a story of a woman who is web developer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A couple of weeks back Madalyn Parker shared an exchange she'd had with her CEO after she emailed her team to tell them she was taking time off for mental health reasons, Mashable reports.

Parker's tweet has since gone viral for all the right reasons.



Last week, Parker's CEO Ben Congleton wrote a post on Medium discussing the reaction the tweet had received. It was titled, "It's 2017 and Mental Health is still an issue in the workplace."



"It's 2017," he wrote. "I cannot believe that it is still controversial to speak about mental health in the workplace when 1 in 6 americans are medicated for mental health.



"It's 2017. I cannot believe that it is still controversial to offer paid sick leave. Did you know that only 37% of full time employees in the US have paid sick leave?



"It's 2017. We are in a knowledge economy. Our jobs require us to execute at peak mental performance. When an athlete is injured they sit on the bench and recover. Let's get rid of the idea that somehow the brain is different."





Source: Mashable

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