Tip for anyone going back to work

If you are going back to work after long-term coerced unemployment, when you tell Social Security you are working again, ALSO inform them NOT to contact your workplace. While they are well aware of discrimination, they also default to contacting your workplace, literally blowing your privacy UNLESS you demand that they do not call your workplace. DEMAND THAT THEY NOT CALL. This is going to mean bringing your pay stubs into their office very privately if you have a weekday off your job, or somehow conveying to them how much you are making. You may be able to fax something over to them. I note that they ask the name of your supervisor. Yikes.

If they do they are jeopardizing my job and violating my privacy. I can’t believe they default to this. BEWARE.

Feedback and comments welcome!