I was diagnosed in April with carpal tunnel in both hands. My job requires me to type/write/e-mail and have phone conversations while simultaneously entering data into computer for 8 hours/day.
I'm on LOA under FMLA. STD has been denied until post-surgical. Must wait 4 weeks to operate due to cortisone injections.
Possibly return to work (with restrictions) , but it would be impossible for me to continue with the same job and sales quota/data entry expectations. It is very painful to type, and voice data entry wouldn't work, since I am typing notes during phone conversations.
I can't survive financially another 4 weeks without pay.
HR says I can request accommodations for review, but I would still be held to same performance expectations. Feel I will be fired if I return.