Now that I’m employed as a permanent employee, I’ve begun to toy with the idea of whether or not I should disclose to my employer as well as my coworkers that I have MS. In my last position at the newspaper I was met with understanding from my coworkers around me but it was upper-management that I would constantly butt heads with. This has left me with a feeling that maybe I should keep my mouth shut.
But something also tells me that this place is different. One of the strongest attributes of this company is that they embrace our diversity and there’s a definite level of acceptance here. I feel like there may even be the slight possibility that some may join in a cause or two if I approached them with it, for instance, participating as a companywide team in an MS walk.
What are your thoughts? Did you tell your employer and coworkers? If so, how was the news received? I’d love to hear your feedback.