That's me at work, three years ago, proudly holding my Radio Frequency gun. Behind me is one of the "mods" I walk up and down all day.
I'm really doing better on the job than I expected, after my long medical leave at home. They've been offering lots of "Voluntary Time Off" days (VTO's), which means you may choose not to work that day, and Early Quits (EQ's), where they tell us we can go home after four hours if we want. I don't really care for the EQ's; half the effort of having a job is getting to the workplace, so once I'm there, I'd just as soon stay for the whole day. I did take Tuesday off, which helped me ease back into the work scene. There's not a lot to do in my department, so some of us were sent downstairs yesterday to a job that required our walking all day on concrete, without the benefit of rubber mats that we're used to upstairs. I survived better than I expected.
Christmas week I'll probably only work two days; the same with New Year's week. There's so little to do, the schedule will only be for three workdays on those weeks, and they're letting us choose to take off the others, without getting docked for our holiday pay. So I do have it pretty easy right now. I'm fairly well determined to at least keep my job till I'm fully vested in July, by any means: FMLA (I still have 240 hours of that), occurances (three days off due to illness is one occurance, we're allowed 12 in a year before we're terminated) my two weeks' vacation time (that starts on February 1) and VTO's and EQ's! Yes, I think I can do this, with the help of God and Ibuprofen.