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shortfatbalduglyman
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04 Jun 2024, 10:46 pm

Been working at home Depot since October 2020. Lot Attendant. Push carts, sweeping, loading merchandise. July 2021, my former doctor wrote a letter that I was not allowed to lift over fifty pounds due to back pain. Human resources said that that was fine with them. Just go around begging precious lil "people" to please lift them for me. (Fine)

Today, a public announcement called a lot attendant to the front entrance and I went. Cashier showed me the customer's merchandise. About twenty sixty pound bags of concrete. As usual I told the cashier about the doctors note and she said get someone else. So I got someone else. A couple hours later, in the break room, my former supervisor (who overheard me asking for loading assistance) told me to go to the human resources office. As usual I was afraid of getting made redundant. Instead the human resources said that the doctor note was 3 years old and I had to get it updated. She said that if my back is better then I don't need restrictions and if it is worse, then home Depot will see if it can send my worthless corpse to a different job, ex cashier. She didn't say anything about getting made redundant for incompetence but implied it. And I said that I have a different doctor now and the last time I went to the doctor they charged me $185. She said she I get 2 weeks to get the form filled out and if I take longer than two weeks I have to go on Leave of Absence. Then I made the next available doctor appointment, in three weeks.

s**t, this is my only "job" and source of income. Afraid that someone will tell me to lift a rock and when I fail I get made redundant. s**t. The assistant manager asked me how much longer I expect to have back pain and I said I am 41 and only getting weaker.

The doctor might not fill out the form or might fill it out incorrectly. Home Depot might Involuntary Reclassify my worthless corpse to Cashier. Really don't want to be a Cashier. Home Depot might reclassify my worthless corpse out the door. s**t.

I've had experience in the past with trying and failing to get doctors or whatnot to fill out work forms. Plenty of things could go wrong.

If I get made redundant I am afraid nobody will ever hire my worthless corpse again. Government benefits not guaranteed sufficient or permanent. s**t

Panicking

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04 Jun 2024, 11:25 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

I'm really sorry this happened.
I can understand how scared and worried you must feel.

I know from experience it's normal to have to update medical notes.
That doesn't make it easier for you, though.

I wish there was somehow I could help.


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06 Jun 2024, 8:58 pm

The human resources told me that I have to update the medical documents every six months. The assistant manager said that I have to update the medical documents every year. I asked the assistant manager if it was every six months or every one year. Home Depot is really disorganized, chaotic. Communication: grapevine.

A previous doctor had the nerve to refuse to fill out forms for work. She told me (correctly) that she did not know if I could do the job, and that she was uncomfortable filling out the forms. Which is correct, but looking @ someone, there is no way to know how much weight they can lift anyways. But whatever. Besides, even if you did it before, it doesn't "prove" that you can do it again.

Another previous doctor filled out the form and I turned it into work. Work told me that the doctor filled out the form the wrong way, and I was afraid that work would tell me to get the doctor to fill out the form correctly.

If I have to go on Leave of Absence, I can't work and then lose $$$.

Home Depot has plenty of entitled, loud, rude, wild animal, convicted felon, mentally ill customers, and I am afraid of being Cashier. Besides, autism.

For a long time before home depot, i applied for a lot of jobs at a lot of companies. Zero offers. Afraid that if, no "job", then end up homeless or something.

s**t



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24 Jun 2024, 9:15 pm

june 24, 2024, update

been emotionally overeating even more than usual. gained weight. s**t.

also started applying for jobs. researched, what kind of jobs suitable for autistics.

scheduled a doctor's appointment. went there today. doctor filled out form and gave it back to me. doctor and i both agreed that it didn't make sense that home depot was making me get a doctor to fill out the form, b/c the job description says "lift fifty pounds" and my doctor's note in 2021 said "not allowed to lift over fifty pounds". and i can do all the functions in the functions. but, i work for home depot and i follow home depot's instructions (or @ least, attempt to follow home depot's instructions), and "at will" employer.

doctor told me the form was effective for one year, and during that one year i have to be in a treatment plan. however, one treatment plan for back pain, was online physical therapy. thank buddha, i do not have to take public transportation once a week for a year, all the way to kaiser and back, for physical therapy. i can do it online.

"logic could be used to justify anything".

still terrified home depot might make up some lame excuse to make my worthless corpse redundant. ("at will" employer). home depot has its own lawyers. home depot can do anything it wants, legal or illegal, and nobody can do anything about it unless they win a civil lawsuit, s**t.



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03 Jul 2024, 10:03 pm

My worthless corpse has always had a nervous disposition.

Since human resources told me about the leave of absence on June 4th, been a nervous wreck

Uptight and high strung

Edgy

Emotional overeating

Work cut my hours, s**t

Exhausted all the time

Bored of myself and everyone and everything

Hate everyone else

Fear everything

Exhausted all the time and have to be near a litterbox all the time

41 nothing accomplished

Not allowed to apply for SSDI because not enough work credits

SSI, I have too much $$$ for. Also, just because I have back pain doesn't guarantee I will get SSI.

Government benefits not guaranteed sufficient or permanent



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04 Jul 2024, 6:16 pm

Still want to be in this precarious position at age 42? 45? 49? 53?

I'd seriously start working on improving your situation. Either for a higher position in Home Depot, or gain more knowledge about the tools, or truck and fork lift tickets, or something in another industry.

If not, this will be the problem every time you need a new doctor's certificate.


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04 Jul 2024, 6:44 pm

Getting the training on the forklift & other various warehouse machinery is transferable knowledge to another warehouse or back store job. Altho the lifting limit might still be an issue. Are you good with numbers? Could you ask for some sort of inventory system training?

Also, I've learned that one has to ask for additional training. Asking shows some initiative.

DoniiMann wrote:
...gain more knowledge about the... truck and fork lift...
etc.