Complaint: I worked at this location August 2009-August 2010. I have had issues with them as an employer from day one and it’s still going on now (February 2011). I was hired to start as a hostess and later transfer to serving or drive thru. My first day I was put on fountain (making shakes). I was left in this position until January or February 2010, only after developing carpal tunnel from working with ice cream that was noted to have been kept too cold. In November 2009 I developed a cyst on my wrist, and my arm wound sporadically go entirely numb from my wrist to my shoulder. It would turn a purple-blue and I could not grab small objects if I was not looking directly at them. I was also unable to use that arm to drive or hold a phone for more than 15 minutes. I was told I needed to suck it up. I finally saw my personal doctor, who after some simple tests said I had carpal serious enough that I should file Worker’s Comp. All of the managers told me that there was no option to file a Worker’s Comp claim if it wasn’t a particular incident (ex. a fall, a burn). Knowing that would be the only way to possibly be moved to a position where I wouldn’t be using my hand as intensely I found out through the Florida Dept. of Labor who to contact. I filed over the phone. I got to the approved Worker’s Comp doctor (Solantic, SR 200, Ocala, FL). The doctor said there was definitely a problem with my arm but I would have to see a neurologist to confirm exactly what. The approved neurologist (which was in Leesburg, FL) said the tests were normal. I still get occasional flare ups. I admittingly quit suddenly, dramatically, and without notice in August 2010. A mix of several employees making it clear they thought I was faking my injury, working several 12+ hour BREAKLESS shifts and being passively accused of stealing (it turned out to really be a girl who had a criminal record that even filed a false complaint about me) pushed me over the edge. I walked out a half hour before the end of my shift, never returned. I got my W2 in the mail a few weeks ago. I noticed that my social security number was incorrect. I went into the store, polite and professional and asked the manager to fax in the form for the W2C, as the back of the W2 instructed. I was told it was not his responsibility and given the number to payroll. Apparently my number was incorrect last year as well and I have to redo my taxes for 2009 as well. I emailed payroll the information they needed for the correction 3 or 4 days ago and no response as of yet.
Tags: Fast Food Restaurants
Address: SR 200 Ocala, Florida United States of America