Hello, just really needed a rant and some advice 😬
I currently work 40 hours a week as I am a young single parent with little financial help. However, it has really been taking its toll on me as I also work with children which is a very demanding job.
I went into work the other morning and was struggling to breathe, having what I only know from experience, to be an asthma attack. I could barely say a sentence, my breathing sounded like darth Vader and I was really struggling. I told my deputy manager that I needed to go to hospital (they have a health declaration for my SREA which states what they should do in a situation like this) and she said no. My manager had told her not to let me leave until she got there an hour later. Now, with asthma we all know how much of a difference an hour can make when someone is struggling to breathe. They were apprehensive about letting me call for an ambulance as they were understaffed but I was in absolutely no fit state to be there.
I got there at 7.15 and at 8.20 they "let" me call for help. They sent an ambulance for me, but when I told my manager what was happening she literally showed no compassion.
I called later on in the day when I was home and settled to let them know the situation and it was a very blunt response with no question about how I was or if they could do anything for me.
And now I feel like I can't go back, I feel unsafe going there knowing that if I was having another asthma attack, they would just leave me.
I want to complain about it but I have absolutely no idea where to start or what could even come from it.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this kind of thing? And whether it's worth even complaining about or whether I should just hand my notice in and be done with it?
Thank you in advance.