daggiesmom Posted September 16, 2006 Share Posted September 16, 2006 This is sort of long, I'll try to keep it short. On August 8 our dept. had a meeting with our new boss who was replacing the former "witch." I'll try and keep name calling to a minimum, but boy, it's hard. After the meeting ending around 4:15 I started coughing severly, much blood. The wicked boss was standing there chatting with her little clique, leaned past the cubicle and asked "are you alright?" to which I shook my head. I was frantically trying to call my dr.'s cell phone, get my bag and run over to the hospital which is about a 5 city block run. They saw all this going on and not one of them offered to help me. I ran out of the building and thankfully a cab came right away. I was admitted latter that night. My husband heard from the wicked witch (whose last day would be that next week) and told him she would send out the STD papers. I received them and sent them back on 8/30/06. No further word from anyone at work. No phone calls, no cards, nothing. I receive a letter dated 8/5/06 stating that I have been removed from my post in Human Resources effective 8/5/06. This is because their policy is they hold your position one week for every year you've been there (in my case, 12 years). They started counting this 12 week period from my first absence back in January - returned in April - out again August 3 (they have the wrong date, it should be August 8th. They have put me on a one year leave of absence and according to them I can contact them when my dr. says I can work. That is a joke, as there are no suitable jobs. I may as well just start looking for a job outside when I can and not waste my time with them. I certainly can't work with these people. When I talked the other day to the new boss I explained the dates on the letter were wrong and asked that she check up with the disability people and let me know exactly when I can expect my wonderful $170 check! She actually started off the conversation with me by saying, "oh you would have heard from us but Jackie (witch) thought it would be too upsetting." I could'nt think of a weaker excuse if I tried. And this woman is running HR? Does anyone have any advice as to what I should be doing. I'm waiting till mid week to hear about the STD. I believe I should be entitiled to 24 weeks (I'm assuming they will deduct the few checks I received in the winter), but I should be due quite a few checks? Also what about SSD. I know that's a big issue. Should I be applying now. How do I know 6 months from now that I'll be unable to work. I hoping to go back to a working life in a few months. I know this is really long, but any insight would be greatly appreciated. Brian and I were going to go out to dinner last night with friends, but at the last minute I was really sick to my stomach. We made the right choice staying home. It's true, I gotta stop pushing myself. Love ya all, Joanie ((())) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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