I am upset and angry. Pat saw the doctor today and he was given an okay to return to work on restricted duty. Why could he not stretch it out until Monday at least so that he could be paid for the last 2 weeks of missed work? His job called and left a message that if he did not clock in tomorrow he would be fired. He has an MRI tomorrow, during the time when he has to be at work. He has worked there for 18 years. He has gone in sick and worked in horrid conditions. He has done everything they have ever asked him to. He has worked double shifts and come in on his of days.
Let's see. He is not to pick up anything that weighs more than 20 pounds. His air gun weighs that much. He is not to bend or stoop, no prolonged standing or sitting. He is a diesel mechanic. How is he supposed to do anything? To keep from paying any worker's comp they will have him come in and do what?
We are seeing a lawyer in the morning.
I am upset and angry. I do know that he will get another job now, or rathere when the doctor allows him to do more. No one will hire him like this. Why does life have to kick you in the ass when it is finally getting better? Why can't things stay good for a little while for once ?
I have a real great week ahead of me. In morning drive 26 miles to town to see lawyer, then 26 miles back. They 26 miles to take him to work, then back home again. Then back to his work again and then to Cleveland which is about 25 -30 miles from his work. Then if I have to take him back to his work I will stay until he gets off. He is taking pain medicines and muscle relaxers and cannot drive. He has a CDL and even though they are prescribed drugs, which would get him out of ticket on normal license, on CDL it is not allowed at all. Think about it. It is bad enough when a car is being driven by someone on pain pills, but a big rig?????? Ok, I have raged for now. I feel a little better. Signing off going to Walmart for drug refills.