How to start....I recently had quit my full time job to begin another much closer to home. I am a CMA in pediatrics; over 2 years experience. My first (and only) training day (the 18th) went fine except for one thing. I have a slight hearing deficit, never affected me at other job or my work. problem is that new job required me to use a stethoscope to listen to respiration. One, I was never ever trained to do this, and two I couldn't hear very well...loud kids, nerves. It made for a stressful 1st day. End of day, office manager is irate. Says what I am supposed to do? I waited 3 weeks for you, you are a liability to our patients welfare. I said I would do what it takes...get my hearing tested, see what the problem is, get an expensive stethoscope, hearing aid...let's figure this out. She seemed to agree with that. I make an appt for my ears on the 20th. At 9:00 am Wednesday I get tested, very slight hearing loss, only certain pitches, not bad at all...I could be eligible for assistance with a hearing aid and/or a good stethoscope. Check my email later that day. new office manager said basically forget it, we can't wait for you, you are no longer allowed to work here. I sent her a very long email, stating I was being treated unfairly, we agreed to find a solution, and also pasted The Americans with Disability Act along with it. I also asked for my one day of pay, and also to pay for my hearing test. They agreed.
Now I am still wondering if I should pursue the matter further? One problem is, I did not sign ANY paperwork. I was just being "trained", although I had the job according to her. Is it worth going after?
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