Hybrè M. on September 24, 2021
Hi. I'm 26 and I just got diagnosed with cervical cancer. It obviously came as a shock but because I just started my job that week on a new film I didn't tell anyone at work or take some time off. I figured that I couldn't be the new girl and the sick girl, too. I was set on not letting the production know, but the doctors have informed me that I would have to undergo another surgery within the next few weeks. Right at the start of filming.
This film, this director is a dream come true for me. It's the thing that younger me could only dream of. And I am determined to see it through.
I wanted to reach out to you to ask whether you think, in your professional opinion, that I should inform my boss? I'm so fearful that she'll see me as a liability to this production or less capable because I'm sick. I have to take a week off after the surgery and to be honest, I don't know how she will feel about that.
This job is my dream and I've worked really hard to get to the point where I can have opportunities like this. The movie industry is cut throat and requires your life to revolve around productions. I don't know what to do.