Against the Sickness
A month went by after the Christmas party and decaying work conditions and inhuman workload almost killed my wife. It got to the point where she was forced to take sick leave; the family doctor made it clear it was needed.
A note was written by the doctor and submitted to the HR people at the company then quickly forgotten about. A few weeks go by and the doctor tells Sacha that she can start working again, from home.
The company she was employed with at the time boasted a more than 50% remote staff. A fact they were proud of. Now you’d think they would have no issues giving Sacha the means to do her job from home, right? Wrong. They refused the request without so much as a thought.
Ridiculous right? For reasons we can only assume were both personal and ridiculous, they would not make the concession. No matter how much work, dedication, and love she put into their business, they wouldn’t reciprocate.
Not only that, but they fired her while on sick leave. Fired instead of working out an accommodation. Did I mention the company boasted on their website: “Want to work from the comfort of your own home? We can set you up!”. It’s still there too.
While she was on sick leave and unable to work out an accommodation, my wife has this awesome idea. Why not take the skills amassed from years and years of customer service and turn that viable business? Once let go, the part-time extra money earner suddenly became the only source of income for her. She picked up her ball and made her own court to play in.