Aimee W. on March 7, 2018
I'm an HR professional for a medium sized business and have been in the profession for over 10 years. I do payroll, manage the 401K, manage benefits, recruit, hire, fire, write policies, etc.
I moved across country and started with a new company about 6 months before my stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis in March 2016. Since I've been there, I've been plagued with an inability to keep up, stay focused, and constant errors. I've completed my treatments except for reconstruction but it that I just can't pay attention to the details or remember what I did the day before. I've always been the one who stood out for doing more than was ever asked of me now I struggle to remember if I already brushed my teeth or not.
I'm single and scared. I keep wondering what else I can do if my brain never functions properly again but I can't think of anything that can start out with the same salary standards. I'm concerned staying in HR and making a mistake that will cost the company a lot more than an apology.
I moved across country to buy a flower tent franchise but my money was stolen so I fell back on the career I've known to find work. I just bought a house and a new car. I'm really scared and don't know what else to do. Can you please give me any suggestions?