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|Work Related Fears Revealed|
|Written by No1Believed|
|26 October 2011|
All I can say to that is: My co workers can carry loads of laundry up and down stairs, walk their dogs, pick up their kids, work all day AND have enough energy and strength to cook a meal, get out of bed in less than 30 minutes, get dressed in less than 20 minutes, scoop a litter box without feeling drained, go a day without dropping something because your fingers go numb, stand for 8 hours in no pain, take a walk with their partner/spouse, or run a marathon for an important cause, etc. At least they are only "jipped" for a few minutes here and there throughout an 8 hour shift...I am jipped for the rest of my life because all the above mentioned things are barley POSSIBLE for me to do.
It's called legally accommodating your employee in accordance to the Disability Act. Until YOU have Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...don't tell me it's not fair that I cannot sit down for a few minutes at a time! My boss, however, is the greatest; he gave me a chair at the front desk, he is looking into the best specialists around to find me good care, he is writing me a letter of recommendation for state funded health aid to pay my insurance premiums, AND he checks in on my physical and emotional well being at least twice a week while doing his OWN job.
I just wish I didn't know my co workers felt this way, it makes me feel like I am doing something wrong even though I am not in control of it, and I like my job and my co workers...I don't want them hating me or disliking me...but I guess many people don't or can't understand...that is WHY I am trying to create awareness...to PROVE that this invisible syndrome/illness/disease/disorder (whatever you wanna call it) is in fact real and JUST as serious as many other debilitating diseases out there! And that is what has been "on my mind" since I got to work at 3pm and had to hear about my co workers feelings. I've been stewing over it, thus the LONG status...and even if no one reads this...I feel better getting it out of my head and on paper (so to speak)
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