I had went to ask him to please stop and ask why he was doing that at work. Keep in mind earlier that day my head was sore where I had bumped my head on my bathroom counter getting my hair straightener. This manager supposedly was a friend, but he lied on the statement about what happened, a statement I never was given the chance to write.
After I cut myself after a write up in November, I had been receiving counseling and getting help, which they say I did not. I have documentation, as well as they do that I had been getting help, through services provided by my employer. While I had two incidents on my record, overall I had good attendance, good reviews, and a promotion in the almost three years I was there. My store manager always spoke highly of my customer service skills to management and other employees.
The department manager, my former friend, said I was using a knife to hurt myself. Now you can imagine how damaging that would be. He certainly is not acting like my friend anymore, so I am assuming he is not. He immediately deleted me off of Facebook, and won't let his girlfriend have anything to do with me. His words spread throughout the store, causing irreparable damage to my friends and working relationships. I lost one of my close friends Trista I think because of it. Suddenly she will not talk to me or have anything to do with me.
I have also been trying to get my head looked at. The HR will not respond to my requests for assistance. I have called and left emails without any response. If I go to the doctor, every time I tell them what happened, they will not see me without the Lowe's information on what happened. Since this happened I have had severe headaches on my forehead, and I have developed a fairly large scar. My beautiful forehead is ruined and no one seems to care.
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They said because I stated it was a workplace injury that I needed this information from Lowe's to be treated. They said something about comp and that Lowe's has it's own provider that is to be used. Since I had told them at happened at work they said they said they could not take my personal insurance or just take me as a general admin. I did not know what to say so I left.
On the brightside, people thought I would go and hurt myself, I instead went and applied for over 70 positions with over 15 companies. I received 5 interviews so far. Started two jobs the past two weeks. Even though it is a cut, I have a car now.
Yes I am devasted my surgery won't be this year. Yet here I am blogging along. So whatever. I am not the crazy, dumb, tranny they thought I was. I am a highly intellectual transwoman with the strength of a thousand and heart the size of planets (well mass wise, not size wise).
Also, if you are a current employee, do not take anything to Janet Gimlin. She flipped everything I said to her back on me.What else are you going to say when you fall and hit a shelf? Most people say "I hit my head on the shelf." When I said it that way she made it sound like I was confessing. Then she accused me of changing my story. No. I had to change my wording because she was using it against me, and not paying attention to what was really going on, nor taking to heart what I was saying.
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