Working with a Pituitary Condition
We need you! Calling all workers with a pituitary condition: Please tell us about your experiences of working life.
In a joint project between the Universities of Plymouth and Chester, Drs Alyson Norman, Sue Jackson & Mark Bendall have started a research programme aimed at understanding people’s experiences of working with a pituitary condition. We asked for your assistance with this project in the last edition of Pit Life but we’re still looking for people to send us their stories about their experiences at work, either good or bad. Anyone of any age who’s ever had a job, or who is still working can take part; all you have to do is to write about your workplace experience(s) and send it to us. Although if writing isn’t your thing, but you’d be happy to be interviewed about your experiences, then please get in touch as we’ll be starting interviews during the autumn.
For those of you writing your story there’s no right or wrong way of doing it; for example, you might want to write about one particular experience you had, or you might want to talk about a number of different aspects of your working life more generally, comparing how things were before your diagnosis to what things were like afterwards. We’re not looking to name and shame any individual or business, so we’ll be keeping all stories anonymous. You may have felt unable to speak out at the time, so this could be your opportunity to talk about your experiences of helpful colleagues or hostile bosses (or vice versa), and good polices in uncooperative environments (or vice versa). We hope that by conducting this research we will gain an insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly about work with a view to better understand patients’ needs for support in this area.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to those of you who have already responded to us and sent us your stories.