Siddharth Z. on August 1, 2017
I'm a 26 year old that was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma back in late 2016. I've since taken time off work, but plan to return September 2017 as I'm now officially cancer free! Unfortunately, before I was diagnosed I had already wanted to change roles in the company I'm currently working in. With everything that happened I never truly got the chance to mention this to my manager. Over the course of my treatment the feeling of wanting to start fresh has become even stronger. Now upon returning they were kind enough to let me keep my position in the company despite taking so much time off, however, I want a change. I'd prefer avoiding leaving the company all together, but at the same time I don't want to get pigeon-holed into a position I don't want.
Is there any advice on how to approach my manger? Will wanting to change roles make me look bad?