Madalyn Parker is a web developer who recently took some days off because she felt the need to focus on her mental well being. But when her boss heard about it, he wrote a brilliant response.
Parker works for a company called Olark and for the past couple of years she`s been a vocal advocate for supportive workplaces. In 2015 she wrote a moving essay from her own experience, from her own battle with mental health issues and how they affected her life and work. Our modern world corporate culture often ignores and stigmatizes mental disorders despite the fact that having a positive mental health is essential for good work performance. Her recent experience showed the world once again that a little kindness can go a long way.
Parker was so blown away from her bosses’ response that she decided to share her email on Tweeter and his message has gone viral with more than 10k retweets and 36k likes.
Read his response on the next page and let us know if your boss would do something like this.
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