Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Boss fails to understand nature of depression: quelle surprise

From the Herald today:
A Canadian woman on long-term sick leave says she lost her benefits because of photos on Facebook and she is fighting to get them reinstated.

Nathalie Blanchard has been on leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, for the past year.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported yesterday that she was diagnosed with major depression and was receiving monthly sick-leave benefits from insurance giant Manulife.

But the payments dried up during the northern autumn and when Blanchard called Manulife, she says she was told Facebook proved she could work.

She said her insurance agent described several pictures she had posted on Facebook, including ones showing her having a good time at a bar show, at her birthday party and on a holiday in the sun.

Blanchard said Manulife told her it was evidence she was no longer depressed.
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Because everyone knows you can't really be sick if you have a break somewhere sunny!

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