Please, I really need help. I was born with a disease which can only be treated with surgery.
My boss is going to terminate me because I am unable to do ridiculous things like working extremely overtime, as it takes a toll on my already sick body. However, my work quality is not compromised and surpasses most who work overtime. Many other colleagues and supervisors are witnesses to this. In my boss’s eyes, working overtime is the quality of a good employee. He has found more foreign employees to take over my role already. I interviewed with another company, whose boss knows my current boss. Unfortunately, they talked, and this boss has also rejected me, citing my health reasons.
In my current company, most of my colleagues expressed concern and understanding of my condition, with the exception of two, who bully me due to my health issues. They spread malicious remarks and mockery about my health condition, and even intentionally sabotage me at work to make me look bad. There are evidences to back these up from my other colleagues. These two are those who also think that working overtime is essential, although my work and schedule does not affect their work and schedule at all. I have raised this to my boss, which was also supported by my other colleagues who witnessed the bullying.
Unfortunately, since my boss is prepared to terminate me, he dismissed me despite adequate evidence of wrongdoings. The surgery required for my condition is a major one with high risks, hence I am hesitant and putting much consideration into it. I feel very helpless that despite being a good worker and my condition not affecting my work significantly, I am being bullied and replaced in the workforce. I do not know what to do and I really need advice please, thank you.
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Unfortunately no one can really help you. And you mentioned your health condition, it’s better to save yourself from such mental stress and let go of your current job.. Health comes first. Slowly look for another job after you finished your op and recuperated. Wish you all the best.
You should raise it to the tribunal, maybe see your MP to discuss avenues of help. With these things, the earlier you get help from the appropriate agencies the better. If you wait too long, it might become too late to anything. Good luck.
I am indeed saddened and sorry to hear of your predicament. Please focus on your health…with better health you can find another job in the same industry or even change industries. I wish you good health and good luck.
What a toxic work place! Run far away from it. Forget about the other company as well. May you have a smooth surgery and find another job with a much more conducive environment. Anyway, if they terminate you, they’ll have to pay you a sum of compensation? It may be a blessing in disguise.