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I lost my job due to my neck. Well am put on unpaid leave

PeppermintPPeppermint Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:49 AM in Depression and Coping
I was called into my bosses office Tuesday. I had my surgery ADCF c4-6 and plate removed and replaced at 6-7. I work at a desk/ computer all day. So I have been having terrible spasams and pain. My neuro had me working only half days. Well my boss was not happy when the pt and the trigger point shots were not working and I could not come back full time monday. SO she said I was put on leave without pay till the 11th of january. That is my apt with my neuro. Then she will re eval. it. Yea well we know what that means. She said I don't have a part time position. And are you doing everything you can to get better? DO YOU WANT TO GET BETTER.... OH MY I LOST IT.. HOW dare she say something like that. She said I know someone who had her neck done and she did just fine and was back in 6 weeks but I am sure yours is the worse one ever done. she was HATEFUL.... SO I was so furious and could not stop crying.... I might post too that all but one coworker has been so hateful to me. Following me in the store reporting in the office I was seen here or I went to walmart and bent over and picked up some pony tails hahahhah O WOW so heavy. I am still not totally fused. I am just soooo mad so anyway after the way everyone had been treating me when it was time to go I walked out and did not touch the gifts I had been given. They said aren't you getting your gifts I SAID NO!!!!! and kept walking I could not stop crying. I know it was silly but I was so upset. I have not even felt like shopping for my family for christmas (doing that online ) I tried to go shopping big mistake. Can't stand the car rides. So to be asked if I was faking it basicly hurt me soooo much. GOod note I finally slept well last night. I had cried my self exhausted. hahhaha
Love to all that are dealing with co workers/bosses that are not informed.... Or have no compassion.


  • How long have you been at that job? Do you have short-term disability available to you? If you do, I would ask your surgeon to fill out the paperwork for that. Its not right they put you on unpaid leave, so wrong to treat you like that.

    Best wishes to you,

  • Oh Pepper I am SOOO sorry that they are treating you this way!! Specially right before the holidays...its not right!!!

    I have to inform my Boss today that I have to quit...should be fun!! NOT!!
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  • Oh Pepper - how HORRIBLE :( I am so so very sorry this happened :hug:
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • I have been at this job 7 yrs. and well all our office went to heck in one week. my surg oct 4, my coworker preg at 5 months lost baby on nov 18th still not back at work, The Sunday before THanksgiving my boss's husband died suddenly. So she is not herself but her new self is MEAN now. And I had notes stating I could only work half days. So no on the short term disability. And I can tell you from the way she treated me I can't possibly go back in there and work without much un needed stress. Yes it sucks more about it being the Holidays. But she had no right to basiclly say I was faking it or wanted to stay like this. I said NOBODY wants to be in this shape !!!
  • ooops posted 2 times sorry
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  • HUGS POLLY Sooo sorry it hurts your heart so much praying for you..
  • I would be filing for unemployment pronto..Im sorry you were treated that way...There is no excuse for that. Sounds like your boss needs some time off to deal with her grief instead of unloading on her co-workers unfairly.
  • Hi, and i agree with Tonya.

    Also maybe get a free consulation with a lawyer, to see if they are in violation of the federal disability act.
    I dont remember what it is called, but someone should come along who does remember.

    It's sad that your boss losing her husband but she still has no right taking it out on the employees.
    If she cant handle it, then she should stay home until she can.

    Best of luck to ya.
  • Well she has not FIRED me as of yet it is leave without pay till my Dr's apt Jan 11th if I can't go back to full time I have no job. So I guess you could say I know what will happen. My insurance is being slow about pre cert. these last two procedures so I can get them in while I am at 100% paid. But to be a rude and say I had a friend who had it done and she was fine in 6 weeks. I said really how many levels. She said I don't know but I am sure YOURS IS THE WORSE CASE EVER!! I should have said what I felt I said come on you know there are folks worse off but I can't help how my body does...
  • Jim I am lucky hubby is an attorney.. ;-) He keeps telling me to just calm down it will be fine. I still can't help but be HURT beyond words. and pour out tons of tears..
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