Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fed up?

Sorry it's been a while ince my last post. I'm trying to get better at this.

Right now I am really angry and discouraged and just ready to give up. This is going to be a long one, just warning you!! lol

My husband injured his should at work for the first time 2 years ago and then again last year. He was working with it injured and last March he had had enough of the pain. He called up our "Occupational" department and they advised to go to the clinic for work injuries. After being seen by the doctor there he was advised that he needs surgery and gave him a referral to New England Baptist Hospital. He went back to work handed in the paper and waited...he was denied Workman's Comp because he had worked with the injury for so long.

Long story short he went through our insurance for the surgery, was out for 4 months on Short term disability (which only pays 60%), and we had to pay out of pocket for physical therapy. When he went back to work the end of last month he was told to come back in 2 weeks for a check up to see how the shoulder was doing. At the 2 week check up he was put on a weight restriction with no lifting anything over 20 pounds. He was sent home the same day with work claiming that they have no light duty work for him.

He has now been out for 6 1/2 days and was told today that this is is NOT going to be paid time off. Even though it's not his fault that they can't do their damn jobs and give him light duty work. There is plenty of it to be done through out the building but they are not interested in helping him out to get him assigned there.

On a side note he has applied for at least 12 other jobs in the company that would have gotten him out of his current department and the heavy lifting. In fact he sat down with the 2nd in charge of HR and SHE wrote his resume for him personally. Unfortunatly she is not the one in charge of hiring for most of the jobs unless it's a managerial position.

So now my son's birhtday is in 3 weeks, and Christmas is a month away and my husband is back out of work for at least another 3 weeks with no pay. I don't know if I can pull Mason back out of daycare for the next 3 weeks to try to save some money and also pay my bills. We have already had to borrow a LOT of money from my mother-in-law while he was out before, there's only so much she can do for us.

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