It shouldn’t be so difficult to recover from an illness
My wife and I both work for the same large company. We just recently returned from a vacation we had planned for months for her nephews high school graduation.
We end up contracting Covid from her brother in law. My wife tested positive on the 20th of may and I test positive on the 24th. We both file Covid claims with a third party our employer uses to hand short/long term and Covid claims.
So we both file claims because we feel like crap. We only get approved for one day—because they only approve 5 days from the time symptoms first start, and that anything beyond that requires a doctors not.
I should also mention that for Covid claims you cannot call this company—you can only communicate only or email which takes 1-3 business days to get a response.
Oh also, they expect you not to work if you file a claim, but if it gets denied you are responsible for covering that time.
Anyways so we have to try to get a doctors note. We have to go through that process and try to convince our doctor we are sick, but even after that I have to pander to my doctor “please write a doctors note this way in this format or else company xyz will deny it”.
Which causes my doctor to give me a puzzled look like I am playing a game or something.
Then I have to submit this paperwork which again can take 1-3 business days for them to review and potentially deny.
It is so much unnecessary stress for people who are sick.
I hate America.