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Personal problems


I have had personal problems lately. I don't really want to share the details of my private life with my colleagues but my problems have started to affect my work performance. My boss suggested I take a few days off, but I don't know if that's a good idea. I'm also worried that people will gossip about me when I'm gone. Also if I can't hold my emotions in check at work, it will make me look unprofessional. Should I take time off? What if it doesn't help? As nice as my boss is, I don't think he can hold my position forever.