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    I have a few questions re: asking for an accommodation due to my disability. I am currently on intermittent FMLA.

    My employer is very a very large retailer with over 1800 stores each with approx 150 employees. They require us to work a corp schedule where we have Wed/Thurs off one week, Mon/Tues the next, Sat/Sun then split days Sun/Fri. I spoke with the Ops Mngr last week and asked if they could let me avoid the splits for a while as one day off did not give my body enough time to recover after working six in a row. He agreed to my request.

    While my co worker was writing the schedule I let her know the situation and she pointed out that doing so would have me working 7 or 8 in a row two weeks out of the month. I physically can't do it. Would it be reasonable to temporarily ask for a complete adjustment of the corporate schedule? Same days off each week maybe. I know they will resist due to other employees and fairness.

    One last thing, in trying to accommodate me, can they force me to change positions? I am in an hourly+commission job (many years) and will not even come close to making the same income if they move me.

    Thanks for any help, suggestions or opinions.

  • #2
    It seems reasonable to me, but you will need to address this issue with your employer.
    Not everything in America is actionable in a court of law. Please remember that attorneys are in business for profit, and they get paid regardless of whether or not you win or lose.

    I offer my knowledge and experience at no charge, I admit that I am NOT infallible, I am wrong sometimes, hopefully another responder will correct me if that is the case with the answer above, regardless, it is your responsibility to verify any and all information provided.

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    • #3
      What is your disability? Do you have a doctor's recommendation supporting not working split shifts?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
        What is your disability? Do you have a doctor's recommendation supporting not working split shifts?
        I was diagnosed with Fibromalgia 5 years ago, also have Epstein Barr, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Apnea, degenerative disk disease and chronic depression. I had managed pretty well up until two years ago and then everything went haywire. Hospitalized twice in last 6 mo for heart issue (ended up being fine) and cyst on my brain, along with 2 surgeries (gallbladder and )shoulder. I'm on the edge of a breakdown LOL, sorry, if I don't laugh I'll never stop crying. My doctor is in full support. Thanks for your help.

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        • #5
          I'm sorry I had to ask. Bless your heart for continuing to try to work.

          I agree with Catbert that this sounds like a reasonable accommodation to me, but again, you'll have to see what the employer decides.

          God bless you.
          Last edited by Pattymd; 06-30-2010, 06:45 PM.
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          • #6
            Thanks Pattymd.

            Sorry about unloading that list here. Try not to complain to my family so sometimes I just need to let it out Thanks for the well wishes and I will let you know what happens at work.

            God bless you also!

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            • #7
              All that, and you're still working? You're AWESOME!!! No wonder you're depressed! Good luck.
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              • #8
                Agree, you're "awesome" for wanting & still trying to work. The very best of luck to you. Take care.
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                • #9
                  Many employers would love to have an employee like you!!!

                  I wish half my employees had your dedication.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you ALL so much for the encouraging and kind words

                    I'm only 41 (although my son thinks that is OLD LOL) and I have a difficult time mentally with the thought of not working. I just wasn't raised that way.

                    Thanks again everyone, it gave me a lift and a smile today

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