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   Posted 6/17/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday at work I started having INTENSE chest pain. Had to take the nice ambulance ride through some rough weather. Thank god the ER was only 2 miles from my work. (findings : Extreme spike in Hypertension. Called Hypertension Urgency.) Was told this feels like a heart attack.  The blood is pushing to hard on the heart walls it causes intense pain.  224 / 121

Heres my point I have a supervisor who is MEAN. Everyone hates him. He had me hand unload a truck with 300 boxes that weighted 7 lbs each. Now thats not heavy but after you do it a few hundred times in 110 degree temp in a warehouse it can get to you. This task is not one of my job requirements. I deal with numbers in inventory control. Yes I lift boxes which I am counting its contents but its not all day long. Only about 75 times in 12 hours..lol

My supervisor made it clear last week that anyone who leaves early regardless if your sick you will be written up. If you don't work a scheduled day you will also be written up regardless of the reason. I take every monday off for nerve blocks. So that means I will be written up alot this month. So I'm also worried about my job I need the insurance they offer. I love my job. But this man is making it impossible to work at all.

All I can tell you is some people have NO HEART! They have gotten to where they are now by stepping on people for their own gain.
This is a run off of Francis's thread......
PAlady told me to look in FMLA I will do this tonight.  I only missed 2 days of work.  I adjusted my schedulel with the SENOIR supervisor before he was called back to active duty.  But now that he is gone my pain in the butt supervisor has turned into a monster.  I always work my hours.  I missed 2 day I will work saturday and sunday have my nerve block on monday and then work the rest of the week. 
I'm confused that he is so mean to me I am the only one trained to do my job.  If I wasn't there he would have NO CLUE what to do.  He doesn't even know what I do.
Any advice would be nice

39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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   Posted 6/17/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     FMLA is best way to go if your employed at the same place for over 6mo.  I dont mean to sound like im prying, but.. in yoru case.. Have you ever looked in to legal insuarance? Ive gotten old and grumpy and too tired to fight some fights... My legal insurance is well worth it in the end. Just a thought. I dont think anyone should have to face these guys in prodominant positions alone. :-)
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   Posted 6/17/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laurie,

I'm so sorry to hear about your episode yesterday! That sounds absolutely terrifying!!! I'm glad that you are doing okay & that it wasn't a real heart attack! As for your supervisor. Wow! I don't even know what to say! That is just a RIDICULOUS policy! It's one thing if you don't have a legit reason, but come on! Who died & made this guy God? Everyone has sometime come up every now & then for which they must miss work - whether it be personal or medical. All I can say is that I hope that one day he has to eat his own words when he has some kind of medical or personal emergency!


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   Posted 6/17/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted to you on the original thread. Depending on where you live there are different FMLA requirements. In my state, you have to have been at your place of employment for at least 12 months. If you are not able to get an attorney to assist you, you might try contacting your state congressmen to ask what the requirements are to qualify for FMLA in your state. They can also sometimes provide assistance with mediating disputes with your employer, if it comes down to that.

good luck,
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   Posted 6/17/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Laurie, I am so sorry to hear what you went through. Some people have no clue how to work with people. The sad thing is that these people learn to do these things from someone. With all the effective leadership material out there, all the training, so many seminars, books and conferences, the work force is still hindered by people like your supervisor. Some one once said that people like this don't get fired they just get promoted. Ouch!!!

It sounds like you have done your share of keeping above board. I encourage you to keep fighting. Is there any way that this recent incident can be proven as a work comp issue? What grievance procedures does your work place have if any? I will keep you in my prayers.

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   Posted 6/18/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Laurie:
I just wanted to say that the way you and Frances are being treated by your employers is just disgusting!  As I said to Frances, I really don't like to wish for bad things to happen to anyone, but I can't help that wish that these people could be made to experience just one day of what you guys live with - I truly don't think they could make it through even one day.
I am so glad that you are O.K., that must have been terrifying!  You will be in my thoughts and prayers as well.

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   Posted 6/18/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Laurie you should be able to go online to the Dept of Labor, then there is a slot you pick or type in your state and the FMLA info can be found there.

Who is over this supervisor that is a deadbeat anyway? There has to be someone over him. Good luck. Susie
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone.... I have to go back to work today.. One thing the doctor did say is that my bp is also set off from stress. That day I ended up in the hospital he had everyone so upset. (including me) Yes he has a supervisor but he was called to active duty 1 month ago. Hes like a loose tiger with no cage. We do have a plant manager but everyone goes to him and only the really bad situations he gets involved in. He helped me once when they man called me a liar and threatened to fire me one day over an email. Was cursing calling me every name in the book. Now hes left me alone and picks on others the same way.

We will see how this morning goes. Then I will know what I need to do concerning phone calls and so on.

39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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