Fibro and working

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TyrAnan
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Date Joined Apr 2017
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   Posted 9/11/2017 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I am tired, frustrated and in a lot of pain but I am at work doing my job. Despite all that despite explaining to my boss that what I have wont go away, work life is not good.
My boss giving me more hell since I told them about my condition and I get the real impression that they want me to resign.
I can still do my job, yes I am slower but I am still faster than most people here.
I have been working here 12 years and this is the support I get. Have to hide it when I am having a bad day. Have to just suck it up and carry on.
And yes I have had it said strait out that I should resign till I get better. There is no getting better from this, there is just learning to live with it. I don't have disability cover due to my medical history so I need my job.
I wish I could just get some support. If I was going off sick on a regular basis for this I could understand. But I am at work, doing my job and making my deadlines. I have even told them if it is such an issue I will step aside and take a tell critical job, but that they wont do either. If work was easier to find I would be out of here but who would hire me

Ljm2014
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   Posted 9/12/2017 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It can be hard to work full time with this..

I did when i was younger, but it was also not as bad then..

Your post made me wonder if you are getting help with the fibro?

If i was working now..i sure would want an acupressure pad or pillow for behind my back while i worked..

It is calming, feel less pain on it..may help your concentration...

There are often coping mechanisms we can learn , to help ourselves get through this...

Its a nice forum , welcome

TyrAnan
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   Posted 9/15/2017 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
In South Africa there is not much help to be found for Fibro. Once you are diagnosed pretty much just take pain killers and live with it.
But as they say what does kill you give you great coping mechanisms and a twisted sense of humour
Laughter helps a lot

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/15/2017 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is some good information on South African labor laws. Being informed of your rights is very important with this illness. I do hope the link below helps you.

www.labourguide.co.za/poor-performances/445-lra-provides-strong-protection-for-sick-disabled

Sherrine
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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TyrAnan
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   Posted 9/16/2017 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank but i know the law well. Work as a Human resources manager smile
Law and practice are never the same

I know if they want to make me resign they will just make my life hell.

Post Edited (TyrAnan) : 9/17/2017 12:19:47 AM (GMT-6)

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