Friday, September 25, 2009

Not Out Sick

I have a health condition that can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort
sometimes. Yesterday I was feeling so bad I called in to speak to my manager.

You might expect there would have been some sympathy, but the response I received was all very cold. It was confirmed I had already used up all my sick days (six for the entire year, and a single case of the flu can wipe out most of those in one shot), so when I asked if it would be okay if I stayed home, I was told it was my call, but that hadn't I called out the day after my weekend before? The implication was that I was just trying to extend my days off.

Since I'm at their mercy, with no rights or say in the matter at all (you can be fired without notice and without a reason being given) I went into work and suffered through the day in great pain.

They've recently brought in a lot of new hires (temps) in my department, so any of us, no matter how long we've worked there, are at risk of losing our jobs since we can be replaced quite easily and we are ultimately disposable to the company.

I'm not fully recovered, but I am feeling better today, no thanks to the evil system of wage slavery.


  1. I hate to admit it, but I've become more sympathetic to social anarchism of late (in some respects).

  2. I'm sorry to hear that you are unable to take legit sick days. I the toll chronic pain can take ones life. I hope it has subsided for you and you didn't have to work on the weekend.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and hope the best for you.

  3. Tricia, thank you.

    It did subside and after a couple of days I'm now feeling much better!

  4. Cork, while I'm now more sympathetic to social anarchism as well, I still have serious reservations.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear this. I too can be let go at any time without a reason. It sucks. I hope you feel better.

    Do you have a food allergy? Is is something more serious? Do you Eat Right 4 Your Type? I hate to hear that you are in such pain. Please let me know if I can's what I do....
    Take care.

  6. Green-eyed,

    Thank you for your concern. My condition is a little more serious than a food allergy, but something so far that I can live with.

    As for particular foods, I do have to pretty much avoid milk, and I feel better when I don't consume products containing wheat,

    I appreciate your offer. Nutrition and natural healing are things I have a major interest in.

    Perhaps you should join Skeptical Eye as a contributor, however, I see you're a writer for quite a few blogs already!


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