A Lesson To Be Learned...
Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:53 AM
Last week I had talked with my boss about me filing for disability and said that I would still work for him plus I would need my pay cut. He said to me that we would work this out when the time comes.
Then On Wednesday I started not feeling good and I left early, we had everything ready for Thursday patients and there was three of us there at the office. So I wasn't leaving anyone short. Well on my way home I started getting sick and that evening was just awful vomiting and direahea, So I had called the boss( doctor) to let him know I was sick and would not be in on Thursday. Again I was not leaving them short at the office. We need two people there and there would of been the threee of us.
Well thursday morning I wasn't feeling any better but the vomiting and direahea stop but I could breath and my chest ws hurting a bit, Well I had made an doctor's appointment and he told me that I had an upper respirtory infection. He gave me a script and a note for the doctor to excuse me for that day.
I had gone into work on Friday since we didn't have any patients to help get things ready for this week. Which we did in four hours. On friday's we only work until 1:00. Well on my way home around 2:00 and 2:30 the doctor called and said that it wsnt working out, I said what isnt working out. He said the girl said that I just wasn't getting it. I said getting what? He said the job. My job consitis of billing and coding and insurnace claims. Which I was trained for in School and greaduated with a a 3.96, well I had hung up on him, I was really upset and plus I was drining at the time of the call.
I had called the lady tht was training me to see if she knew anything and she didn't. She said it was probably becasue I had missed work on thursday. And that she is really upset, she said finally we get the help we need and someone who can do the job and he lets you go. She also mentioned that she might quit her job because of it. I told her not to do anything rash. So ther is a lesson to be learn from this. Well take care, Sam
Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:04 AM
I am so sorry that you have lost your job over being sick. Hopefully you will finally hear some good news from Social Security soon and things will turn around for you.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:15 AM
I find it totaly incredible that you have lost your job because of sickness -- are there no rules about this kind of thing? In this country it's labelled, Unfair Dismissal and also it can be ailed as discriminary to fire a sick or disabled person because of their problems. Either way it stinks and one could only hope that they get their come uppance someday. I sincerely hope you get your disability.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:50 AM
As I understand it and generally speaking, in the U.S. most employment is considered to be "at will", meaning that the employee can quit at any time for any reason, and the employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason (or no reason at all). There are some exceptions by states...but even then, I think the exceptions apply to larger employers.
I know that a lot of people think that people who are sick can never be terminated from a job...but there are holes in that idea big enough to drive a truck the size of Texas through. Unless there is a contract or law that says otherwise, it is probably employment at will.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:56 AM
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:58 AM
I really hope things work out for you and that losing you job turns out to be a "blessing in disguise".