I just need to vent a little here..my wife has heard it enough! Here is the situation. On Friday, work was delayed 2 hours because of the snow overnight. We got about 6 inches. I got up dug ourselves out and proceeded to work. Normally a 20 minute ride but it took 1 hour 10 minutes. I get to work and the parking lot is not plowed and there are only a handful of cars. I park my truck gather up my things and take one step out of the truck and BAM! I on my arsh! My back popped and I can't move my legs. I laid there for 10 minutes until someone passing on the highway saw me and stopped to help. No one came in the parking lot while I was on the ground. This Good Samaritan calls 911, for another 10 minutes I wait until a cop shows up and tells me I have to wait for an ambulance. Okay I wasn't going anywhere anyway. I go to the hospital and wait another 6 hours before they take x-rays and determine I cracked 2 vertebrae T12 and L1 plus my tail bone. They give me the good pain pills and tell me not to drive, rest and see the Occupational Health doctor on Monday since this will be a workman's comp claim. I'm in bed all weekend, I can't sit, lay stand or walk without great amounts of pain in my back. I call Monday and can't get in until Tuesday. I struggle to get in and out of the car. So here is the part that tics me off. I go see this idiot doctor and he says "Yes you will have lots of pain, possible 3 to 4 months worth, but I see no reason why you can't go back to work since you have a desk job." He signs the papers and says to take them to my HR department. My wife and I stopped at work on the way home, I show them the paper and they say..since the doctor released me if I stay home I won't get paid. Oh and you know what else, I didn't go to the right hospital.
So I'm on pain medicine, I can't drive, sit, stand or for that matter even wipe my own butt, but I have to go to work.. this really sucks. I have worked for this company 26 years and this is what they think of me. Damn it!
IN case you are wondering, it took me almost an hour to type this out, I'd have to get up and move, stand and lie down in between.
A frustrated PITA!