Employee Enrichment is a weekly feature for CHFS staff. These tips for making work better focus on team building, customer service and personal development.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a great resource for domestic violence prevention. The group lists several questions workers can ask themselves about their relationships.
Because of your intimate relationship, do you:
- Get to work late due to problems with your partner?
- Have to hide bruises from your boss or co-workers?
- Find yourself frequently absent from work due to problems in your intimate relationship?
- Frequently break appointments with friends or family?
- Make excuses for your partner's behavior?
- Tell your boss or co-workers not to mention certain things in front of your intimate partner?
- Have difficulty keeping a job?
- Find it hard to concentrate on your job duties?
- Worry about receiving harassing telephone calls, visits or faxes at work?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. Assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).
Abuse is not normal, and it’s not your fault. Ask someone for help.