Using FMLA - For employees that are stressed out
Folks who are stressed out and depressed but cannot quit a job because you don't have one lined up, read on. Finding a job is harder if you don't already have one. Finding a job is also harder if you are stressed out and depressed at a place like Amazon. So don't quit your job.
Here is a good option for you - ask for FMLA leave. they have to give it to you.
You need to email your manager and HR when asking for FMLA. Just say "I am asking for FMLA leave for personal health reasons starting tomorrow". No need to specify any particular health condition.
Your manager may press you or threaten you. But don't fall for it. He has no power once you use the word FMLA.
Then find a psychiatrist who can fill out the forms requested by your company. Not hard to convince a psychiatrist that you are depressed and stressed out.
Even if you can't find a psychiatrist you will still get a few weeks of time during the back and forth. You will keep your health insurance while on FMLA. Your company cannot fire you while on FMLA.
Now while on FMLA, decompress and search for a new job. You will get 12 weeks time to be on FMLA.You will keep your health benefits too.
You don't have to tell prospective employers that you are on FMLA. Your company is legally required to not disclose that info during an employment verification.
Talk to an employment lawyer for any questions. Please don't abuse FMLA.
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