wobblerlorri (wobblerlorri) wrote in thequestionclub,

To Tell or Not To Tell?

I have a disability that affects my cognition to a certain extent -- I'm not very good at multi-tasking, and it takes a while for things to sink in so that I retain them. I'm worried this is going to affect my job because I'm constantly forgetting certain things that I should be doing as second nature if I didn't have the disability. One thing that is really bothering me is that I'm finding it difficult to listen to a customer on the phone while I type. That's an important thing to be able to do in order to get my hold time and after call wrapup time down to almost non-existent.

I didn't mention being disabled when I was applying for and was hired for this job -- it's working at home, it's part-time, I figured it wouldn't matter. Well, now I'm afraid it's going to matter if I can't improve in the time they expect me to improve (I have another month before I'm considered fully trained).

So what would you do, TQC? They can't fire me just because of my disability, and I'm not doing horribly at the job because of it, but I kind of feel I want to tell my team lead so she'll maybe cut me a little slack for a bit while I force my brain into new pathways. Would you tell your team lead, or not say anything and continue papering your monitor and computer with sticky notes and multi-colored signs to remember stuff?
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