Hey all,

I have a question, I went back to work this past Sat for the first time in 8 yrs. I've had my pm now 5 yrs this yr. I have a question, I'll be working at safeway grocery store @ their Liquid store, and I was told i had to left up to 30 - 50 pds, and no exception, Pm or Not.... Can someone tell me, if a business is allow to say this to you?

Or do they, have to work with me on this?

Please advice. I really want to keep my job, cuz Its Union benfits and can be good for me to get out and work.

Plus, I notice bad pressure pain in the pm site these past few days lifting,


back to work

by $6Mman - 2007-04-03 09:04:57

Congratulations! I look toward joining you on that venture eventually. About the work - Were you given a job description before you started? If there's lifting included, that's pretty much it. See what the union might say about the weight limits though. Employers will sometimes try to push certain issues that they feel they can get away with. If it is allowable, you might try to talk to them and see if they'll work with you on it, give you some time to get used to it. You may just need time to get used to it - one, the working itself and - two, the physical demands of that work. You know you the best and if you're concerned, talk to your doctor. By the way, were you cleared for the type of work you're doing? Good luck and be well! ~~Adam


by amy29 - 2007-04-03 10:04:14

Hi there,
First of all work can tell you that you have to lift. If they hired you before your PM then that is what they expected you to do on the job. And if they hired you after your PM was put in then they thought it was not a problem for you to lift. Unless your Doc. says you are not to lift.. then it's ok, some people lift weights after the six week of recovery. If you have pressure after lifting it might just be the muscles getting tighter around the PM sight. But if you are worried then its always good to be able to talk to your Doctor.
Have a great day:)

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