Stand up for capitalism!

By Anonymous - 27/10/2021 22:00 - Canada - Winnipeg

Today, I started my new job. They let me go after literally one shift. Why? Because I asked if I could use a stool occasionally, since I have rods in my back from major surgery. FML
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You deserved it 87

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I had the same problem after my back surgery. (6 pins, 2 fusions, and a cage). I let them know ahead of time that I can't stay in 1 position too long, I must rotate between standing, sitting and moving around. luckily, I found a position at a restaurant as a cashier, (with a stool), and a once a week 3 hour shift as a lunch waitress. Some people think after back surgery your back is cured. It's not, it just makes doing some things tolerable.

This is Canada, though. Treating employees badly isn't restricted to USA

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What is one figurative shift? Doesn't make sense, does it? There's no reason to use "literally." You can use a stool on your days off.

Anderling 16

Literally as opposed to hyperbolically, obviously.

I always found it silly they don't let checkers in the US sit down.

This is Canada, though. Treating employees badly isn't restricted to USA

We used to have stools in my old job as cashiers, but one day we were told one of the floor workers complained so they got rid of the stools. We always wondered if that was a lie and it was just management who didn't like it.

Perhaps it’s still too soon to return to work. Or inquire before the start of the next job if use of stool would be okay

I had the same problem after my back surgery. (6 pins, 2 fusions, and a cage). I let them know ahead of time that I can't stay in 1 position too long, I must rotate between standing, sitting and moving around. luckily, I found a position at a restaurant as a cashier, (with a stool), and a once a week 3 hour shift as a lunch waitress. Some people think after back surgery your back is cured. It's not, it just makes doing some things tolerable.

Next job, check for Reasonable Accommodations prior to accepting.

If you didn't tell your employer before you started, then YDI for not giving them fair warning. If you did and they still fired you, lawyer up because that's discrimination on medical grounds.

In the US they’d likely have to give your reasonable accommodations under the ADA a stool would likely count. Not sure about Canadian law.