Saturday, November 15, 2008


Today is one of those days I think that start off at a warm temperature and gets colder as the day goes on. It is dark and rainy this morning but by in the morning it is suppose to be cold. And cold all week. I'm not sure how cold but down here if it gets below 50 degrees, we are COLD!
It is my company's policy that once you go on long term disability and you're on it for thirty days they can terminate you. I had read this in the policy book before I left work and I didn't know exactly if that meant you'd really get terminated or what. Yesterday I spoke with my boss and guess what? They really mean it. She got an email from the girl in HR and it told her to please send in my termination paperwork. My boss was shocked and not aware of this policy and so she called her and said NO! I don't want this person terminated and so the HR woman told her she'd have to get it approved from a company exec and so thank goodness she did. I was very appreciative because if I lost my job, I'd lose my insurance and oh brother! Can't even think about that without shaking.
SO, that was a relief and I am grateful to have a boss who stood up for me. She is the district manager but she was a manager when I came to work for the company and she originally hired me, so we go way back.
I am planning to go back to work in nine days and I'm excited about it. Regardless of whatever the DR. says on Tuesday, I'm going back to work. And I am so ready. I'm on straight salary but my boss told me if I can't start back full time they can pay me hourly and I told her I wanted to try and start off full time, we'll see how it goes. If I have to have radiation I can still work but I may have to goo hourly if that happens.
SO anyway, this morning I am grateful for my boss and for the company I work for and to God for not letting me lose my job.
My friend over at Rapunzel's Castle mother is fighting Lung Cancer (please add her to your prayers) and on her sidebar she has this which I'd like to share because it is so true.

Cancer is so limited...

It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit.


Rapunzel said...

Robbin, I started reading this post with my heart pounding, terrified at the prospect of you losing your job! Whew! thank the goddess it did not come to that! I know that you will be careful going back to work and not overdo, right? *worry*

Thank you for mentioning my Mom, she's having an especially tough week and can use all of the thoughts/prayers we can muster.


Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Rapunzel, I promise to start off slowly, and as crazy as this sounds I woke up this morning with you on my mind. I read that passage almost every time I visit you. I hope for a better week for your mother and my prayers always include you and her.

Tammy said...

My eye's were popping out and I was building up steam! Thank goodness for good people. Whew!

Your friend is in my prayer's.

Love ya!

Aisling said...

Robbin, I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you as I begin another busy week. I'm so glad you will be able to go back to work soon!

love and hugs,

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Tammy, sorry to scare you, and yes, thank goodness for my boss. Thanks for your prayers. Love ya!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Aisling, I've been thinking of you too and saw your beautiful flower and snow and was going to comment but somehow I got sidetracked. Thanks for stopping by. Love ya bunches too!