o, you miss work, you are out the $80 for that day; AND you have to pay a dr. $50 (+ or -) so you aren't docked "points" which can lead to firing. You re allowed 11 points before they fire you. It's really unfair.
You could throw up on your computer, pass out and have to be carried out in a stretcher, be life-flighted to a major city and still be docked points if you don't have a doctor's note.
Anyway, I was inspired to file for the FMLA deal. I filed under three illnesses--the vertigo, diverticulitis, AND chronic fatigue/epstein barr/fibromyalgia. My dr. seemed to be embarrassed for me on the third thing, the epstein barr. I said, "Doc, I know for many people (including that insult to humanity, Dean Edell)this is equivalent to saying I was abducted by aliens, but there is clinical documentation for this and we both know it.").
It was approved! All of it. And, Murphy's Law being what it is, I got sick immediately. I missed a week of work. I couldn't think straight, I had terrible vertigo and pain, I was so weak in my hands I kept dropping things. I'm wondering now if I have MS, which I've long known I was at risk for, because another of my symptoms is my feet have gone to sleep.
And that is from God, because this can't be coincidental. Family. Medical. Leave. Act. Remember those words. It's the law.