Nowhere in the job description does it say that I would have to lift heavy objects. During certain times of the year I am frequently lifting large heavy wood shelves to redo the interior of the store. Many of my coworkers have injured themselves by dropping shelves on their toes. This retail job (large well known corporation) also has a dress code of flip flops so crushing toenails is not uncommon. Our injuries get swept under the rug. I've had severe back pain with sciatica and saw a Dr. and go to physical therapy. All my doctor asked was that I have a place to sit for little amounts of time when having pain at work and the company relations rep denied it saying that I can clock out and go off premises and sit if I need to and not get paid for it.
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