Managing Parkinson's with a part-time arrangement
Jodie has early-onset Parkinson’s disease and works from home one day a week. He’s also had a temporary reduced hours arrangement.
Though medication helps control the symptoms, it can be tiring. Initially, he found stepping out of social gatherings a bit awkward, but his team really supported him. Avoiding an hour-long commute and having extra time to rest midweek has also had a surprising effect on his energy levels throughout the rest of the week. He has a demanding job, but with careful management and a little flexibility, he can work effectively despite his health condition.
“When in doubt, speak to your manager and, if appropriate, your HR team about your situation – you’ll be surprised how accommodating businesses can be!”
Senior Manager, Data & Analytics - Financial Services