I'm a junior IT engineer who was recently hired by a company. I'm from France and my probation isn't over yet (two to four months left to go). I'm also on the autism spectrum (the people at my work don't know about that).
I have tiredness issues (possibly/probably linked to my autism) and I will have to inform my manager or boss about that at some point. My original plan was to wait for the end of my probation, wait until I have the "disabled worker recognition" (having this recognition takes time and I probably won't have it before my probation ends) and then tell my manager or boss (and ask for a part-time in the same time).
However, things are not going according to my plans, I'm more and more tired (and less and less efficient) and I'm afraid I will have to inform my manager or boss about my tiredness issues sooner than planned (because they will notice my lack of efficiency and tell me that it's a problem).
How can I do so without making them feel like they made a mistake when hiring me?
Side notes :
I'm planning about telling my manager, but I'm not sure if just telling the big boss (who is also the HR) wouldn't be a better plan.
"How might your boss react if they were told you were seeking a diagnosis for tiredness before they saw medical proof?" -> No idea
The company size is of ~30 people.
I feel as comfortable talking to my manager that I am about talking to the "big boss". I just don't know who is the "logical" person to talk to about that.
I believe that, me asking for a part-time (instead of working full time as I currently do) would be more easily accept if I have the "disabled worker recognition" (asking for a part-time is really badly seen in France, especially when you are an engineer).
By part-time, I mean 50% (that's an ideal situation).
Someone pointed out that my question was a duplicate of my previous one. I believe it's not. There is a difference between telling my boss "after this day at Disneyland I'm too tired to go to the restaurant" (the previous question) and "I have tiredness issues which impact my performances" (my question now).
I have a diagnose from the fact that I'm on the autism spectrum. On my diagnose it's also noted that I have some level of tiredness. I don't have a diagnose from my tiredness. I also didn't really talk about that to my doctor yet but I'm planning on doing that soon (my doctor is the one who will help me get the "disabled worker recognition").
- Asking to work remotely some days a week could be a worth trying short time solution (in the company 2 of 30 people work remotely at least 3 days a week). But note that I still want to disclose my tiredness issues, even if I ask to work remotely after that (instead of directely asking to work part-time).