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Day 4

This med jouney has led me here as the rest of you. I'm on day 4 which I just back slid.  I called out of work Friday because it hurt so bad, I returned to work today, after an hour of being there, I was called to my bosses office to find my termination papers. My termination was not due to my med problem, I have been straight foward from day one, that I had a disability, and was even asked if i was going to need surgery, I said yes.

I was going to talk to the Boss and explain my problem, but I was so ashamed and couldn't do it.
The next thing I knew I was being Terminated. They sent someone from the wharehouse to help me clear out my office.  

I asked my boss what about my insurance due to an upcoming surgery, and she said "Welcome to Obama Care".

Is this legal?
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Very well could be.. Depending on where you live. Some states have a right to fire law.
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Hi Ang, your boss should be ashamed of himself. Here in Australia we would take him to court for unfair dismissal. But I assume things are diff and alot harder for you guys. Come and move to Australia : )

Sorry this has all happenned to you at once. It must be hard. But I dont understand, if your boss hired you knowing you had a disability then how can he fire you for the exact same thing. Look into it hun, I use google alot and its free so maybe you can get some info about it.

Day 4 clean if im right. Well good for you ang. Thats teriffic. I hope it will get more bearable for you in the coming days/weeks. Take care.
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What did they give you as a reason for the firing?
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Hi there! I'm so sorry this happened to you. For sure do some research on the laws in your state. It varies greatly from state to state. The state that I live in is a 'right to work state' which means basically they can fire you at any time and don't even have to give you a reason. Technically they aren't supposed to fire you for medical/disability issues under federal law, but if they don't have to give you a reason, they can let you go for anything. I hope that you live in a state where you have a little more protection and you can fight this. Good luck to you with everything!
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Thank you for your support. I do live in a right to work state.  They don't have to havr a reason.

I would love to come to Australia!
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Do you feel you walk through life alone, without purpose. I do. I used to be so confident, then I let these doctors in. One script after another.  I've slipped, and feel I lost the will. Who and what can I do for emloyment. I'm a responsible person, Very indendant on my self. My unemployment wont pay for gas in my vehicle. I feel so useless. I know i have many talents and knowledge. I can't imagine how or why this has happened to me. I try do do the I best I can. Where do I go. I pray to God every day, i just want to die instead of suffering this way.
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I was terminated for unsatisfacory job performance.
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When I got to that point of wanting to die and tired of suffering....that's when I finally surrendered and got help for my addiction.  Don't get me wrong...I wallowed in that state of mind for a few weeks....considering the alternatives.  My will to live outweighed my will to die.  I was so sick of the merry go round...and I decided if I wanted "off"....only I could get myself off.
I didn't have to keep doing the same things over and over that were making me hate myself.  You CAN too.  

Are you still taking pain meds?  Do you have a plan for surgery ahead?
Let us know more about your specific situation...then everyone can lend a hand and give you some suggestions.  I promise...you don't have to be alone....we'll all be here for you~
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