I get mad, anxious, upset and everyother bad emotion when I think about my job. I was recently given a written warning for excessive absenteeism. They also claim that I have been putting out poor work performance and that many calls are going abandoned, or straight to voicemail (BTW I am a receptionist). When I first started this job, I sat down with the HR manager and told her my situation and that I have to take days off from time to time for doctor's appointments etc. We came to an agreement that as long as I gave them ample notice that it was fine because "You have to do what you have to do"....well they suddenly seem to be going back on their word. I was previously on SSD prior to this job, which is full time, for about 4 years. I am damn proud that I have been able to hold on to this full time job for over a year now given the severity of my FM and CFS. I have vocalized this also to HR. To make a long story short, I am always at the desk...even during paid breaks, unless I have to go to the br or I need to stretch. Maybe my co-workers that are covering the phone for my lunch break leave the phone unattended (and I know for a fact that a few have in this past month). But management wouldnt believe me anyways. I am now afraid to even ask to go to the doctors in fear that I will be fired. I need this job for the money and the insurance. I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. They dont know the slightest bit about my conditions nor do I think they care to. I have no idea what to do anymore. I am doing everything in my power to keep a job as it is with the way my pain is going, and the stress they are adding is just making matters worse. I dont want to give up my job, I just want them to understand. Sorry to vent. I just wish people were less ignorant.