Has anyone had to choose between work and caring for a loved one?
I am having a really hard time dealing with work and caring for my mother. I thought that I had a good relationship with my boss, but he just told me that unless I get pre-approval from him I can't work from home anymore. The only reason I worked from home was if my mom was having a bad day and needed a little more supervision, so I couldn't exactly plan ahead for it. My boss told me there had been complaints from other staff because I can do my job from home but they can't so it wasn't "fair". I am only 43 and can't really begin to think about retiring for another 12 years. I do get sick time and vacation time which I have been using for time off when my mom needs me. I am just wondering what other experiences folks out there have had and if anyone can give me any advise or just share their story.