I can't focus on work while fasting during Ramadan and i don't know what to do about it, I'm a programmer so my work requires focus and mental effort, I can handle the physical dificulties, but when i get to work i'm like a zombie staring at the screen all day without being able to do much,
The problem is that i'm living in a foreign country for a non-muslim employer and they don't have much interaction with muslims and don't care about what this means or what is it about, if i'm given a task, it needs to be done, fasting is my own problem,
This is my third experience of Ramadan here, during the first one i almost got fired, i felt tired and i went to take a break, next thing i know, my boss is yelling at my face " Get back to work, now !" and she escorted me to my desk, The second Ramadan i had to quit because i know that i either work or fast, this time, i took my vacation time during the last two weeks of Ramadan, but still, don't know how to go with the first two weeks,
I tried different strategies like skip Sohor to have enough sleep and weight gainer shakes to suppliment my diet after iftar ( i don't work out ) with no success,
My job is not a luxury, it's a necessity for me, i have bills to pay, but i don't want to put it ahead of Ramadan, any advice is really appreciated.
and if i have to ask a straight forward question, it would be : based on the above, if i can't function properly due to fasting ( no illness as far as i know ) , am i permitted to skip some days of Ramadan and give them back later ?