Kidney stones- Bosses bad attitude- Would you put up with this?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I Really feel sorry for you – kidney stones are some of the most painful things imaginable – i know some people say worse than childbirth. If your boss fires you for this then you have a really strong case for unfair dismissal. However as youre on a temporary contract he may just choose not to renew it. I think you should start looking out for a new job – who wants to work for a jackass like this!

Post # 3
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3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Wow, I don’t know what to tell you. I guess this is what unions are for. He has no right to treat you like this. I don’t know what country you live in, but I can’t imagine that it is legal to fire someone who has been hospitalized!  Maybe have a look at your contract. If it’s “temporary” you may not be protected, but if you need this job then I’d try to find some legal help. Start with HR, maybe? 

If you don’t need the job, I’d resign and write to his supervisors telling them exactly what happened. 

That man should watch his karma!

Post # 4
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326 posts
Helper bee

Your health comes first! If he cannot understand the situation then I feel you’d have a better chance to fully bounce back quickly if you did not have that added stress. ugh, I hope he never finds himself in that position because karma will get him! Are you able to “afford” Resigning? 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Mrswebbyhopefully:  He is a grade A douche bag. But he also is your boss. I wouldn’t quit til you’ve found another job though!

Post # 7
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2684 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

What would be the point of resigning? By which I mean, would you receive some benefit if you resigned that you wouldn’t receive if you were fired? I don’t think you should have to resign. You are ill, it happens, and even if bosses are unhappy about it they have to accept it. (Are you in the UK?)

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Your boss’s attitude is disgusting, quite frankly. I used to work for a company with a viewpoint that was very similar to this–the general culture there was like, well, you can take a sick day here and there and be OK, but woe be to you if something more serious happened and you had to be out for any length of time. They let go a couple of people that I knew personally for taking FMLA–obviously they waited until the employee came back to dismiss them on some ridiculous fabricated grounds, because legally they have to hold your job while you’re on leave, but yeah, they did. I guess they figured those employees were too big of a risk for their bottom line. It’s sad and shitty and I’m really sorry that this is happening to you. I’m from the States so I don’t know how things work over on your side, but surely to goodness they can’t just fire you for being sick…especially when you have submitted all the necessary documentation. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to work for that tool of a guy anyway so I would start looking elsewhere. That way, when your contract runs out, you can jet and not worry about it. In the meantime, keep all your doctors notes, etc to cover your butt just in case this asshat tries to cause trouble. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Don’t resign. Screw this miserable jerk! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Mrswebbyhopefully:  If financially from an unemployment standpoint you’ll benefit from resigning, then definitely do it, and sooner rather than later. You need to be able to focus your attention on your health. I’m so sorry you’re in this position!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Mrswebbyhopefully:  I wish kidney stones on him so he can actually know how painful they really are.  If he terminates your contract over a medical issue you may have a cause of action against the company, or at least some wiggle room regarding unemployment benefits. Personally I would memorializethe conversation in an email so that you have documentation of time and date to use later should you need to.

Other than that it sounds like he is upset because your co-workers think you’re faking it or milking the sick time they don’t have or can’t take.  Even though you have a legitimate issue, when you take off co-workers usually have to pick up the slack and they don’t get paid more money to do more work.  Is there any way to improve your relationship with your co-workers so they know you have a true medical issue and it’s not just because you’re a whiner that doesn’t want to work?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was in a similar situation a few years ago, but not nearly as bad as what you’re going through. After I went through all of that I adopted the attitude (due to much pressure from family and dh) that health and wellbeing are more important than a job. If you can afford it, put in your notice and peace out! Get yourself better again and look for a new job. You don’t need the stress of this asshat, it’s just going to make your health worse. 

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