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Beth and Allen    Posted 07-09-2017 at 09:46:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Lost my job, this sucks, gotta vent.
  • As most of you know I was able to return to work a few months ago after having major back surgery,(felt like I'd won the lottery).Things were going good until about 8 weeks ago when I got sick, thought it was a virus. Ended up I had a bad case of kidney stones that turned into massive infection followed by kidney surgery.The Doctor released me and said I could return to work,yeaaa.Called the boss and he says go to our Doctor and get a return to work slip from him,This is where everything went into the crapper. At the company Dr. office they said since I'm a commercial drive hauling hazmat I needed a new dot physical even though my current one still had a year left on it.When they looked at my record they saw I'd had a stent put in 11 years ago so they said I needed to have a stress test since it was over 3 years ago since my last one and gave me a 30 day waiver so I could work while I got it done. I passed the test but the Dr. that administered it put in that I'd had some kind of event while taking the test. He sent the report to the company Dr. and now Co. Dr. says I'm in danger of having an event while driving, which is B.S.At this point I'm really bummed out My heart is very strong according to the stress test. My waiver expired Thursday so the company let me go.I am really bummed out over this I love my job, been doing it for over 40 years with over 4 million safe driving miles behind me and now all of a sudden being told I'm not fit to do my job by some quack Dr. that can only get a job as a Dr. in an urgent care clinic.I'm not feeling blessed at this point, but God bless, Beth and Allen.

    36 coupe    Posted 07-09-2017 at 17:46:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • An old friend passed his cdl physical at 80 year birthday and died 5 days later.He drove 10 wheeler for 62 years and told me he would quit this fall.Might be time to listen to the doctor.I aint half the man I used to be.Will turn 80 this oct.I used to hike 2 miles thru 6 inches of snow with a back pack and rifle.Cant do it now.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 07-09-2017 at 14:03:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Many companies have their attornies look at their liabilities having someone that has medical issues associated with "said companies and job requirments" equipment and want to move the liabilities off them.Said companies attornies can tie you up and wait you out.Company doctors know where their check is coming from too.Many things in life aren't fair and it sounds like your paddling up stream without a paddle.Wish you the best in whatever Buddy.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-09-2017 at 11:20:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • would it do any good to get a second opinion or are they a closed minded company?

    Beth and Allen    Posted 07-09-2017 at 15:27:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Lost my job, this sucks, gotta vent. Ans. Farmer Dan
  • Supervisor said if I can get a valid medical certificate from another Dr. other than the one they use he would "consider" putting me back to work, no guarantees.But I only have a short time to get it or the state will pull all the endorsements from my driver license and down grade to automobile only. They changed the law in 2014 you have to have a valid medical cert. now to keep a commercial license. If that happens I have to reapply and retest on all my endorsements. God bless, Beth and Allen.

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