So I got a message from my boss today... "I suggest you show up tomorrow and work 1545-2145 or consider this your last shift at *********" Yes I did call in broken today. I have a really good reason though I was is a car accident at the beginning of the month and I am still experiencing the effects of some pretty bad whiplash. I am a CNA and there is NO LIGHT DUTY. so My dr told me that if my boss couldn't offer me light duty that I was not supposed to go back. I went back for part of one shift and although I didn't do my share of toileting and transferring I set the tables and handed out snacks so I could take that load off my coworkers but that was even too much for me. So i called in broken and now I am going to get fired. I depend on my income to pay for school. I just don't know what to do.
Dec 26, '05
I'm so sorry about you losing your job. Nothing like kicking a person when they are down! If you have a doctor's note it seems they should realize you are unable to work, and try to be more understanding.
I don't know about Canada, but in Oregon it is 'at will' employment - and they can always manage to come up with some reason to fire you if they want to, even if they have to lie about it (and I've seen that done).
I would still try to check it out though. Good luck!
I understand about you needing your income, but you don't want to chance working and possibly make the injury worse. Whiplash is nothing to fool around with, and you want to give yourself time to heal completely - especially if the doc is encouraging you not to push it.
How about unemployment till you are able to work again? :icon_hug:
Last edit by weetziebat on Dec 26, '05