Well, I don’t know if I’ve told you guys and gals, but I have been off work for 2.5 months because of my back.
It is a reoccurence of an old injury, NOT a worker’s compensation issue.
40+ hours a week apparently isn’t good on it now that it’s acting up.
Now, I have a new problem. Bursitis in both elbows that appeared at the same time. BUT, this happened just a week ago, and I have NOT been doing ANYTHING physical, short of house chores.
So now, here I sit, swollen elbows and an aching back, awaiting blood test results to see if I have Rheumatoid Arthritis going on. According to my physician, it would explain the double dose of bursitis.
I LOVE working for my local Papa John’s. My boss is extremely compassionate about the whole situation (his wife has a bad back, too), and apparently, my work ethic preceeds me. He assures me, when I’m able to come back, even if he’s full…he’ll make a spot for me.
Well, what if I can’t come back? If you had an employee you valued who was willing to do anything to help your company name get out there…what type of things would you do??? Door hangings…mystery shopping…some sort of office type work???
Or, would it not be worth your time?
I value your honesty as usual…and if you’re one that prays…I could sure use a prayer or two…I’m just 34…I don’t want to live the rest of my life on disability when I LOVE to work.
Thanks for the rant…even just typing this makes me feel a little better.