Day 99

Shelter in Place Day 99
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” — Kahlil Gibran

I’d received two calls from my union informing me that I’d be receiving a call from HR telling me they want me to come back to work. I’m a lead, therefore I’ll be needed to get things ready. One from our union steward and another that left a message. Both told me I had the right to refuse the first call back to work. 

So, I was prepared when the phone call came in this morning. I informed the woman that I was sorry, I currently did not feel safe returning to work, because I’d been in the ER earlier this month for my diabetes and did not feel safe returning this soon. I apologized because I do want to get back to work, but my health is more of a concern. What good would I be if I got sick? 

For my health, I’d hate to get back to work and fall into old habits. As it is, I’m currently learning how to eat right again. I need to prepare for good food to take to work. And, that’s something I need to investigate as well. Taking a solid lunch and some snacks to get me through the day. My blood sugar is getting much lower, and I’m happy about that, but as I’ve said time and time again, it’s too soon. 

We still don’t know if the Governor has approved them opening up, but they are acting like they are ready to open the gates. We’ll see what’s in store for us. I’m still on furlough, for the time being, but as soon as we’re approved to go back, I will have to go. I can’t refuse the phone call, because then I’ll have to be placed on a leave of absence. 

For now, I’m grateful that we were given a chance to refuse and still remain on furlough status. I’m feeling much better about where my life is going, both health and happiness wise. 

Have you gone back to work?


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