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post #31 of 39
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Hello to all - I am back home now so I thought I'd stop in and tell everyone I am OK. Please forgive if my typing is bad or I don't make much sense, I am still on a lot of pain medicine.

My doctor claims my surgery went better than any other surgery of its kind he has done before, but it did take longer than expected. I was taken back to the OR at 11:30AM on Saturday and the doctor came out and told my parents I was out of surgery and into recovery at 2:45PM (I was expected to be out before 2). He told them someone from the recovery department would contact them shortly to let them know how I was and when they could see me again, but nobody did. I felt so bad for them because I had asked the nurses in recovery if someone had notified my parents and they said yes, but it turns out my parents were left to wonder in the waiting room until 4:30PM! They eventually called the Patients Services Administrator who brought them to my room and he was not happy they had been left so uninformed!

I was supposed to come home on Sunday but I had some major swelling complications and the doctor had to cut the brace off my ankle during my post-op visit. Without the splint I was not able to go through physical or occupational therapy at all. My doctor came by to see me post-op and was the one who cut the brace off but was off work Sunday and Monday so he instructed the on-call othopedist to come back and re-wrap my leg once the swelling had a chance to go down but he never showed up. Finally he came Monday morning to tend to the issue and I was able to be released around 5PM yesterday.

I am at home now trying to recover. The meds they have me on make me sleep a lot. I just thought I'd leave an update for y'all.
post #32 of 39
That is just terrible, I hope your boss feels guilty as all get out cuz if not for him, you wouldn't have gone out that day. You are going thru so much pain and discomfort cuz you did what you were forced to and that's just not fair. I hope you aren't suffering much pain now, I really feel bad for you, take care.
post #33 of 39
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I got a letter in the mail yesterday saying I was being terminated effective April 1st. They indicated I was being fired for issues prior to my injury but I have been told repeatedly (recently) how great of a job I have been doing well before this.

I even called my boss two days after my accident and asked if I needed to be concerned about my job (since they had brought in a temp the same day I fell) and he said point blank that I had nothing to worry about, my job was safe and to just focus on getting better so I could come back to work.

My parents and I stopped by the office the day of my first orthopedist visit to talk to them and they told me again that I had no reason to be concerned about my job.

Anyway, thats the long and short of it. Since the company is under 50 employees FMLA does not apply. So, unless I can prove they fired me due to my injury/disability then there isn't anything I can do about it.

They have stated they plan to UPS me my personal items from my desk instead of allowing my family to come pick them up and want me to mail them my office key. I'm not quite sure how they plan to UPS my office plants?

They have indicated they will not dispute any unemployment claims, sent me a check for pay through April 1, and paid my health insurance through the month of April.

post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by LaRussa View Post
That is just terrible, I hope your boss feels guilty as all get out cuz if not for him, you wouldn't have gone out that day. You are going thru so much pain and discomfort cuz you did what you were forced to and that's just not fair. I hope you aren't suffering much pain now, I really feel bad for you, take care.
Obviously the boss doesn't feel quilty at all.

I am really sorry to hear you are losing your job! You've got enough to worry about with a broken ankle! That's so sad that they can do that and get away with it. Have you thought about calling a lawyer? Your boss sounds like a !


Cat and Maggie
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by lil maggie View Post
Obviously the boss doesn't feel quilty at all.

I am really sorry to hear you are losing your job! You've got enough to worry about with a broken ankle! That's so sad that they can do that and get away with it. Have you thought about calling a lawyer? Your boss sounds like a !


Cat and Maggie
Yeah, what she said! That makes me mad to hear that they fired you like that.

I would look into a lawyer if you can afford it. I'm sorry that you have to deal with that on top of dealing with your injury. I hope you can at least cuddle your cats now.

Mega-vibes blowing your way that things improve dramatically.

post #36 of 39
omg...im so sorry! i cant believe they were that low to do that to you. It might really suck right now but remember everything happens for a reason....good things are ahead for you
post #37 of 39
As others have said, get a lawyer. Don't let them do this to you, it is illegal. Unless they have proof that you were doing a poor job before - ie, not meeting deadlines, write ups, etc, they have nothing to cover themselves with as far as claiming that's why they fired you.
post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody. I have called a lawyer and will be meeting with him next week. They want to wait until I go back to the doctor so we know a little more about my recovery, I go on Friday.

Good News! My kitties are here staying with me! Mom brought them last week and they have already worked out their places with the resident kitties. Mom says my apartment is awfully lonely without them, but she is very glad they are here to keep me company.
post #39 of 39
It is wonderful you are able to have your kitties with you. I think talking with the lawyer is the best thing you can do. for your ankle, and for you visit with your lawyer
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