Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength
Dx'd w/Crohn's colitis in May05--spread to ileum & small intestine as of April08. Past meds: Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Pred, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Humira every 2wks, Pentasa, Tapering Prednisone now.
Thanks for the support everyone.
Part of the problem is that the company has no set number of sick days per year. You are allowed to take off whenever you need, as long as it's "reasonable." When I was critically sick last year, I was in the hospital for two weeks and mostly out of the office from the end of April to mid-June, and nothing was said. Now I miss one whole day and two half days, and it's disrupting normal operations. FMLA is not an option. There are only about 20-30 of us total, and only three of us here in Texas. My boss was very careful to point out that in a larger office, with more people to pick up the slack, my days off wouldn't be a problem. But in our small office it causes problems.
I'd call HR, but we don't really have an HR department. There's a guy in the main office who handles some accounting stuff, and he sends people their benefits packages, but he's not a trained HR guy. He strikes me as a bit of a gossip, actually, and I think talking to him would do more harm than good. The boss told me he was going to talk to him to get me information about our disability insurance, and I'm just going to leave it at that.
Post Edited (bektold) : 8/5/2008 3:20:25 PM (GMT-6)