Friday, April 15, 2011

Ready for the Weekend

I received an email from my sister yesterday asking if my dad had called me. That's all the email said so I emailed back "No, why?" and then never got a response which of course makes me totally start panicking as the minutes tick by. I called her on her work phone, home phone and cell phone and cannot reach her. Finally she calls me back and tells me my dad fell while at work which caused him to go to the hospital where they discovered he has a massive blood clot in his leg. He is now being treated to reduce the size of the clot and has to return to the hospital twice a day for injections. The doctor said he is very lucky because if they didn't find the clot and the clot broke loose from it's current location, it could kill him. Very scary stuff. My dad is now totally preoccupied with thought that he can die at any moment if this clot moves. I don't want to lose my Dad, it's too soon. I'm sure it will all workout, we will just take it day by day.

So I took your advice and went to our HR to discuss the recent situation with the new associate and her manager (see previous post). It looks like HR is going to look into it. I think I mentioned it before, but they know its a problem but it seems like everyone is too afraid to speak up and say something. I'm a little apprehensive about it, I don't want to start a holy war at work and I can totally see this going badly. I made sure I pointed out that this is really an issue about a manager, a person in power, trying to push his beliefs on his subordinate. Again, for the record, for all I know she may have been completely ok with the situation but then again she might not. All I can say is I am SOOOO ready for the weekend!!


Jen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm glad to hear that they caught the clot early and are able to treat it.

At work, you are blazing a trail here and it's always hard to be the leader. It will make you stronger. And if the corporation takes heed, it will make them stronger too. Good luck!

Shannon said...

How lucky that your dad fell and this clot was discovered! (But really, your sister? Could she have been any more anxiety inducing that she was with that email? Sounds like something my sister would do.)

I'm so impressed that you contacted HR. I think it's the right thing to do given the situation, but I'm sure it wasn't easy.