I’ve been in complete agony for the past 2 days. I have never had to bear with agonizing pain for 12 hours a day in my entire life. Because the fact that where I now work is a fast, high-risk environment, I have to suffer through unbearable leg/ankle/feet pain because I have an obligation to inspect and move high-capacity, high-voltage battery cells as quickly and safely as possible. To top it all off, I have no way of leaving early because where I work is out in the boonies, and the only way home is via shuttle. I don’t have a car or a license and I don’t plan on getting one.

I left a message with the staffing agency that I work for, saying that I will not be returning to work until I see a doctor… but they haven’t called back or acknowledged it. I honestly don’t know how they’re going to interpret my message, but I really hope they don’t interpret it as me quitting. Believe it or not, I actually don’t mind the job. Sure, it’s fast-paced and something changes every other day, but I don’t mind. I just can’t continue to work there without a doctor giving me some a shot of cortisone. I wouldn’t even mind them giving me a special pair of orthotics. I had to take 3 narcotic painkillers just to be able to get through yesterday and almost broke down into tears several times. On the 45-minute shuttle ride home, I almost had a panic attack.


I am in a lot of pain, and my staffing agency doesn’t seem to care enough to call me back. I’m not going back to work until a doctor fixes my feet.

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