Two days ago I was told that at the end of my shift of sunday a team would be coming in to clean the whole of the store. It happens once a year and Ive never done one before, normally they get boys to do it and people NEVER do a full shift before hand. I basically had no choice but to do it. I started at 8 and we closed at 5 and the team came. I had strip all the shelfs (I work in a supermarket) and then the team cleans everything and I have to put it all back again. Its a big job and hard work I couldnt keep bending because my back began to hurt, I couldnt kneel on the floor because of my knees and have osteoarthritis in them as well. I cashed after one isle and couldnt get up After a while I got up and did the other 4 isles and finished at 9:30. The repetitive movements of constantly bending and lifting have crippled me.
Today Im in so much pain I cant get out of bed, I didnt sleep at all last night because I just couldnt get comfy. It feels like someone has rammed a screw driver into the top of my spine and is slowly twisting it into the bone.
I called in sick but because Im a asist manager they automatically hate me because me being ill looks bad to staff and its my fault they pull sickys?!
Im ment to be doing a 10:30 - 9:30 shift but have agreed to go in at 5. really dont want to go in, im pooped. Just had a text off the other manager now telling me to get my bum in NOW.
Im never doing that again.