Fired for being sick is not such an uncommon reason as you might think. If you google it then you will discover that people do lose their jobs just because they were sick.
Yet this is one of the stories that you will listen to in Women in Science Diaries.
But more importantly, for me is the fact that this is my story. Indeed this is one of my experience I had as a woman in science.
If maybe I was a man, I feel in my bones that I would have had a very different behavior from my boss/’torturer’.
Hence it is one of those things you experience in your life when you are at your worst: they push you further down.
Therefore I did not just get fired but I experienced mental health problems because of the whole situation: I was fired for being sick.
Anyway, it did not kill me or define me in any way at the end of the day. But it did make me become an advocate for women in science.
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