Update on the quack bastard doctor. Spoiler alert: no good news.
Last edited Tue Feb 14, 2012, 11:52 PM - Edit history (1)
This is a link to a thread that I posted last week:
First and foremost, I want to extend my most heartfelt and sincere thanks to all of the members of the DU community who were so positive and supportive in my previous thread on this issue. It has meant so much to me, my infrequently posting and lovely wife, ChicaAzul and my son.
While we may have our spats, arguments and downright donnybrooks, this is a community that knows how to support it's members. This isn't the first time you've supported me with such warmth and compassion. I hope that it's the last time it's necessary.
Yesterday, the potential employer withdrew their offer and will not offer any other position. They support the quack bastard doctor's findings, as wrong as they may be because they use this quack bastard a lot. They will not pay for a re-exam. They will not accept any re-exam that I pay for, even if THEY were to pick the doctor. They state that the quack bastard doctor would have to endorse the findings of any competent doctor.
I also spoke with the Medical Director who supervises the quack bastard. He wanted to emphasize that even though he personally felt that I am more than able to do the job, he is concerned with my safety and that he and the quack bastatrd doctor "truly respect me". I related that it's very easy for those who will be cashing paychecks this week to pour platitudes onto the head of someone who hasn't seen a paycheck in almost 9 months. I also relayed how good their alleged respect will feel if my family has to go to the homeless shelter.
The result is that I lose a job over 1/3 of a sit-up that was required when I was on a level where my head was below my feet and I had a huge cold and less stamina than usual. The lines of horseshit I got from the executive director of the agency and the medical director of the corporate hack practice were astounding. The bottom line is that there was discrimination here, possibly based on age, possibly on weight, possibly based on physical condition, possibly based on I don't care what the fuck else. All of these forms of discrimination are illegal in the state of Maine, but they covered their collective ass quite well.
So, the quack bastard wins, my family and I lose.
I do have contacts out there and I have interviews set up so hopefully something will happen soon. We certainly need for it to happen soon. The "consolation" that I have is that the agency knows that I know that they discriminated. I may not be able to sue them, but they sure as hell can't sue me for my word of mouth opinions about them.
Thank you all for reading, thank you all for caring and thank you all for your support.
Preferably one that pays more than you would have gotten from this craptastic employer.
I like that!
I did have a good interview today and I have another set up soon. I also have a few contacts out there for some possibilityes. I also get motivated to finally get a certification that'll hopefully open some more doors.
Thank you gkhouston.
I hope another opportunity come your way very soon. I would encourage to let this go and not let the bitterness consume you and don't even mention it in the context of meeting with another potential employer or networking to find opportunities.
...is almost EXACTLY what my wife says.
My wife has this amazing habit of ALWAYS being right.
I promise you that NO potential employer will hear about this catastrophe. If this is how the potential employer treats possible new hires, I can only imagine how they treat employees. I did have a good interview today that had an interesting moment.
The quack bastard doctor disqualified me because he chose to act as though I'd have to jump around like Hulk Hogan in a wrestling ring. In my interview today, which is for the exact same type of position and the exact same job title, I was told this is a strictly NON-RESTRAINING position. HMMm.
Thanks for your feedback.
vibes going out to you and yours.
Good vibes accepted and very appreciated. The next opportunity WILL be better.
Never, never, NEVER say anything to a company-owned MD during a pre-employment physical. Lie if you have to in order to get a job. HR types (and I know firsthand, I'm studying to be one) will cling to any shred of evidence, no matter how minor, to push you out of the employment funnel.
Your best bet is to call an attorney, and pursue a malpractice claim, but I honestly don't think that you'll get much traction in that regard.
I'm sorry that you had to go through the indignity of being judged unfit based on some arbitrary standard imposed by an ass-covering MD and overprotective HR types.
In any future, my answers will be YES or NO. The bitch of this whole matter is my own cordiality. I made the remarkably moronic statement that, like anyone of 56 years, my back would be sore if I did heavy work like moving furniture all day. As tricky dicky said, I gave them a sword.
Your last statement is EXACTLY what happened.
I don't think I would get anything from a lawsuit, but I can sure share my experiences and do all I can do to this agency's reputation.
Thanks for your feedback.
I couldn't care less what it does to them.
Thank you for your kind words and support.