Need Help with Job/Health
I’d like to get some input into my current situation.
I’m currently employed full time in a glorified accounts receivable job. The income is meh, benefits and company culture are great, and the job is fairly easy under normal circumstances. However, in recent months it’s become incredibly frustrating as there is a plethora of incompetent individuals in the company and our department is responsible for fixing their mistakes. I’ve also been forced to take on additional workload because management hired someone in our department who cannot handle a normal workload. In speaking with other colleagues with longer tenure, they say that this is just the way the company operates. I’ve brought this to management on several occasions but nothing has changed.
I’ve also been suffering from repetitive strain injuries since I started this role two years ago. My time on the job is spent entirely on the computer. I’ve been to several doctors, massage therapists and physiotherapists, and tried just about every treatment under the sun (topical creams, anesthetic injections, supplements, stretching, strengthening, hot/cold compress, etc.). Nothing has provided any substantial relief. At the worst of times I can’t drive or even open a jar of peanut butter. At the best of times I can do most things in life and put up with the pain. However, I feel pain 24/7.
The two doctors I’ve been seeing recently (one is my GP and the other a hand specialist) will not approve any short or long term disability. At least not yet.
Ideally I’d like to find another job, but I feel as though I first need to recover from my injuries before doing so. It would be pretty awful having to quit a new job a few months in because I physically could not complete necessary duties.
What would you do?
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