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just giving everyone an update

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Okay so I just kind of laid all this down on a thread of mine to Fancy...... but then I got to thinking why not share with everybody LOL

The newest news in my book of life is as follows

1. Return back to work in May I was super super excited I believe I told people about it on here and then the tables turned

2. Notified my district manager that I may be using a walker sometimes when I'm at work because it is safer. That is why I was out on LOA was because I fell and hurt my rotator cuff. He was not very amused with that.

3. I get sent out on special assignment which I was perfectly okay with because I know what I'm doing no if ands or buts about it but that was not done as quickly as he would have preferred. He actually told me to hit the floor running. Now I do use a cane so that made me just wonder are you trying to joke with me or what's going on

4. I am more or less belittled doing standards walks while we are updating things inside of the company that I work for and it was noted that all the groups had to hold on and wait for Shannon or think we're going to be able to make sure I got everything that I needed. So that was brought up to me. Okay fine then I'm going to bring my Walker.

5. Right up to me that there's no possible way that I can take a walker upstairs so I say I know this I've done this before I'm a pro at it. That's why I have a cane when I need to go upstairs. I guess they knew that I was being a smart alec about it but oh well.

6. It is brought to my attention that I need to be more aware of my surroundings because using a walker in a small establishment that I worked in could potentially end up hurting a customer or a child could see it sitting and play on it. So I decide to go back to my cane all the time no big deal

7. So last week I had finally had enough I am done with being picked on! I am done being put on special assignments that all of a sudden you think I can't do. I cannot stand the retaliation that comes with my company. And I just threw my hands up in the air and said I'm done I resign take my keys and take my job. Good luck finding another assistant manager to work in this store with this lazy store manager that you guys seem to favor.

And that was the end of that career. Oh well I'm doing fan-freaking-tastic now πŸ€©πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

that is the smart alec picture I took as I walked away from the job. I feel so much better. I even went and got my hair dyed really stink and red because I can

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Shannon, very cute pic. & good for you πŸ‘what you did there! Don't we all have rights w/ the A.M.A?! Geeze! Those people tht insult us like tht, don't matter! I'd like to see them try to war daily w/this M.onS.ter!!πŸ˜πŸ˜€LOL! They wouldn't last 1 minute!!πŸ˜β€πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸΎπŸ˜»πŸ˜ΈBlessings---Jazzyinco

in reply to Jazzyinco

Oh yeah we all definitely have rights with the Americans with Disabilities Act. But the way they tried to step around and tried to make things as though it was a joke and not really attacking me, they are smart because they know that I would not win nothing at all with that. Because they were just joking and they thought that I was okay with it since I had been around for so long

Good for you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» you should not have to put up with people like that. They don’t understand how we feel having to deal with this .

Hooray! Feels nice to know you made the right choice.

See if the lazy manager will at least give you a reference, let some good come out of it. Like the hair, blessings Jimeka πŸ¦‹

in reply to jimeka

Oh yeah she will not give me a reference. As a matter of fact she will not take any of my calls. The only reason I am assuming that is they are noticing that since I left the store is not doing as well as it was when I was there. I know a couple of the employees at the store have reached out to me and told me that things have turned rather crappy since I left. So who knows


Shan, I again Pat you on the back for not putting up with all the garbage that comes along with the run around that many companies give anybody disabled in order to quietly get them off the job. The only thing I would have suggested is you kept a log and kept track of any and all belittlement any and all alteration of your job duties that was not necessary any and all sarcasm or criticisms of your performance so that if push came to shove you could go after them for disability and for violating the Americans with disability Act. I left my career some 5 years ago and I truly wish I would have done more when I left. I kept the records but I left quietly and looking back I let the school system that I worked under as a transportation supervisor get away with bloody murder. They broke federal law with me twice! I started new procedures and new ways to deal with my staff that were extremely effective. I had school personnel and principal after school principal ask for me continually because I got the job done promptly and professionally no matter what they needed. The Respect In Praise I received from school Personnel I work with, parents I solved problems for, and staff members that I fixed problems for and retrained as necessary made other supervisors mad. It was no-win situation for me. Despite all the positive feedback I received from everyone I worked with except my manager and the supervisors that worked alongside of me, my reviews continually said that, " I had no base competencies as a supervisor!" It came down to I had a simple choice to make. The stress from work was causing my MS to go haywire. And I decided that I was not going to work myself to death. So I left my job and my career and went on to disability for my MS. As it always is it was a tough decision to make but one I believe was the right one for me. I had one or two years that were not really really bad that I got to actually feel somewhat normal and live life as full as I could until my disability slowly made it hard to live a normal life. Now I live a life that is my new normal. Looking back though I feel sad about all the things I took for granted that I wish I had that because I would never take them for granted again. Such as simply being able to walk down the street without worrying about falling over..... Fancy.

in reply to Fancy1959

if there was a like button that I could give you with a big fat heart I definitely would give it to you. You're a strong person and I think highly of those who have put up their fight and walked away graciously. Me though I didn't walk away graciously I made a big old stink on the way out LOL


It saddens me that you were made to feel so uncomfortable and less than valuable. We do have many challenges with MS, but it adds insult to injury when our attempts at overcoming and adapting aren’t understood.

It sounds as though this is the best choice for you and will no doubt reduce your stress level considerably.

Will you be looking for a different job or can you leave the workplace altogether?

I wish you well as you go through these changes.

I will not be leaving the workplace all together because I am too hard headed to give up. I have actually interviewed for a store manager job with another company. And I was open and honest in the interview and did not shy away that I do have disability. I know we're not supposed to admit it right off the bat or whatever is what my husband thinks it's the right thing but I'm not going to lie and I'm not going to hide it especially since I use a cane and you can't hide it. But I do have amazing references that would stand up beside of me and fight for me 100% on any job

I'm sorry that you were forced out of your job and had to quit because of ridiculous treatment I believe is against the law. Will you be looking for work elsewhere or going on disability? I wish you the best on whatever the next path you choose to go.


in reply to bxrmom

Look at that a reference to the situation that I gave above you. No I'm not giving up on my job because I'm too hard headed for that. I am actually going for a position with another company that is higher up than what I was when I left the company that I'm with well was with. And I was completely open and honest when I was in the interview with them and I honestly think that is something that is positive but my husband doesn't believe the that it is. So we will see and actually the district manager that was interviewing me was quite impressed with my abilities and other factors that we discussed during the interview.

Good for you! Stand strong, lady!

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