Just an update on my situation, and I thank all of you for your kind words.
But check this out: In searching the internet I came across the www.medicare.gov
website that list all the LTC Facilities in the Country. It provides lots of useful info and also gives the facilities Inspection Results from the State. Well, guess what? The LTC Facility I worked for that terminated me from calling in sick was cited in March of this year. The citation reads as follows: "Stop employees, who have a disease that can spread, from having direct contact with residents or food."
It is about time that the State has stepped in and says that Nurses's and food handlers should not be at work while they are contagious.
This was in March of this year, and they submitted a plan of correction in April of this year, and yet I was terminated in October of this year for calling in sick. I was puking, and running a low-grade temp. So much for their plan of correction.
Personally, I believe that when a person comes to work in a LTC Facility that is sick is violating the "Rights of the Resident's. It is not fair to have them subjected to infectious diseases, due to the fact that they are at increased risk of acquiring infectious diseases related to their age and their underlying medical illnesses. And many of these resident's are receiving chemotherapy, kidney dialysis, have PICC Lines, etc... I believe coming into work sick is contributing to resident's acutally dying. And than let's not even consider a MRSA patient who gets sick. What options are left for them? Not many.
So, what do you all think?