We received the following heartbreaking story from injured worker “Defeated”, and are hopeful that many of our readers can offer some advice and comfort to this immensely suffering person.
Work Cover or Walk Over?
The Injured Worker (Defeated) story
I suffered harassment at work and although even my harasser says I did nothing wrong (she just does not like me) she is in work and I am on reduced wages. She still has her job and even got a pay rise.
I have been wanting to get back to work for a year but my employer, with offices all over my state, has been unable to place me.
Now they find a position, 50 minutes from my home, travelling on a very dangerous road, when they have many sites much closer.
They are quibbling over reimbursement of pay I lost when I went part time in order to manage the stress. They acknowledge that I am entitled to this but are trying to minimize it and it appears that they will be successful as my work cover support person has made errors on his reports.
I followed all his advice but there are several areas where I am being criticized for not being at work. My supervisors are horrified at my treatment. The issue should have been sorted out in weeks to a few months but here I am, 2 1/2 years later, being treated as if I am a cheat and a liar.
So much for zero tolerance of bullying. My advice to young people is to be a total arsehole. You will be a valued and respected employee and nobody will dare say boo to your mean spirited and cruel activities. Work cover is destroying my life.