What should I have done here?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

Health first. I would habe done what you did. She could have gotten in trouble if you knew you couldn’t work, but still made you work and you had an attack on the job. Just saying.

Post # 3
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Your well being is number one! What kind of manager actually gets upset when an employee has an asthma attack, which can be very serious depending on the severity. She clearly knows nothing about health and the human condition. Thats too much stress to be putting on yourself. Gosh, hope you feel better soon!

Post # 4
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have asthma and I’m a HR director. I don’t think what would you have done matters at this point. I honestly would have gone straight to the dr and got a note then called in to work to let them know. 

As long as you have a doctors note, that is all that matters. They can’t fire you with that, as it is stated in thier policy. If they do, you have a lawsuit. He is also harassing you with threats of future consequences and termination for being sick, in which you could easily file another claim in the lawsuit. 

Keep notes and copies of everything. Get a statement from the coworker that helped you and what she witnessed. I would immediately talk to your HR person and send them a copy of your dr note and inform them you are tracking all of the harrassing things he has said and done to you. They should nip that in the bud quickly.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I’m confused. Did you call in before your shift or inform anyone that you wouldn’t be there the next day? Even if you had no voice you have to in some way inform them so that they could find someone to cover your shift. Your manager is def a complete a-hole either way though. 

Post # 8
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119 posts
Blushing bee

akirasan:  Wow! I understand now and I think you def did the right. I wouldn’t even deal with her outside of work and take it straight to HR as a previous bee stated. You followed the protocol, don’t stress. It sounds like you may work in retail or somthing serious. If so, those managers are usually the devil!! Lol 

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