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Started by jaiser, August 11, 2012, 06:34:11 PM
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Quote from: tojo on August 15, 2012, 12:04:22 PMHow is the stitching around the fingers where the glove stops? I have had some gloves but they always started coming apart rather quickly and then were worthless for the most part. That is why I went to the full length glove.
Quote from: jaiser on August 15, 2012, 02:16:25 PMThanks for the advice on telling work. I have a "long" consult appointment with my doc (30+mins as opposed to the 15min usual) on the 31st about possible treatment changes. I'm lucky, cuz she's pretty cool about the fact that I'm a pushy, well-researched patient. Hopefully, that'll help. I work for a very small company (10 people) so FMLA doesn't cover us. It requires there be at least 50 employees for at least 20 weeks in the last calendar year. My immediate co-worker is very understanding and I might start with him. It's quite possible that they'll be OK with everything, I do have an excellent record (so far, anyway...). We're at a 20% labor/salary reduction (I have every Fri/Sat/Sun off) for the rest of the year. That helps a lot, but there are days (like every one so far this week) when I'm so close to overwhelmed with exhaustion and pain that it's all I can do to hang on til 5pm. I tend to be really cautious about revealing too much at work and I'm probably being too cautious now. If things steadily decline, though, I'm eventually going to have to tell them. And if it gets to the point that I can't work at all anymore, they'll have to know (obviously) but especially for short- and long-term disability and my SSDI app. It's just scary, I guess. I'm so used to my fibro being manageable that this "downturn" is just freaking me out a bit. Plus I'm responsible for my retired mom (her SS is very low) and the idea of a more limited income is a bit scary, too. Thanks for the offer of a PM chat. I may take you up on that later.
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