Chemo Time

Tomorrow FatherInLaw gets admitted to the hospital for his first round of chemo. The oncologist is hoping to shrink his tumors to prolong FatherInLaw’s life for a few more years. Without chemo, he’s expected to live only four months.

Jonathan’s grief comes in waves. Grief comes in waves. Jonathan often sleeps on the couch because he struggles with insomnia, but lately he’s slept in bed with me. Sometimes it helps to be close to the person you love when someone else you love is dying.

At first work was understanding of the situation with FatherInLaw, but not anymore. I’m not permitted to work off site anymore. Also, I’m required to write a paragraph explaining what I am planning to do with my day off. This bothers me. On one hand, the company wants “all our personal problems dropped at the door” but then they do things like demand a detailed explanation of what I plan to do with my personal time. What a contradiction.


5 thoughts on “Chemo Time

  1. I think my paragraph would be,

    On my day off I plant to do things.
    Those things I plan to do are none of your business.
    Fire me and get sued.

    1. If I don’t explain what I’ll be doing on my day off, they simply won’t grant my request for a day off. They’ve worked out a fairly solid system that allows them to be rude without actually getting in trouble for their rudeness and it sucks.

    1. This isn’t the first job I’ve had that required above-and-beyond descriptions for requesting time off. Apparently it’s the new trend among corporations? I guess?

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