What to tell colleagues

" Workmates need some information if they are to welcome you back without worrying they'll say the wrong thing. Personally, in my organisation everything is all very 'hush hush' and when one of the staff went off on long-term sick, it made it more difficult when they returned as we weren't sure what was wrong, what to say and how we could help. Having said that, I appreciate telling people everything wouldn't feel right and wouldn't work and it is such a fine line, but from a workmate point of view....a little info would really put our minds at rest and help us understand what you might be going through."

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