Well if you read my other two threads. I have an ingrown toenail. I got an appointment to see a specialist last month. The specialist put me on the waiting list to have the nail partially removed. Sooo I got a call this morning from the hospital, to say they had a free appointment on monday (19 Dec.), would I like it? Sure I say. Now, for the fun part. Being Christmas week, and working in retail... I was due to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (we open for late night shopping coming up to christmas). Well. We forgot to ask about the recovery time. We figured 3 days would probably be about right... 1 day to get over the anisthetic (sp?) and the other two to let it heal a bit. I have to wear closed in shoes for work, and I thought it would probably best to give my foot a bit of an "air-out" for a couple of days. Sooooo I called work to inform them I couldn't work Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights. The lady directly incharge of the lab wasn't too worried (I think because she knows that she doesn't have to deal with it anyway). So I spoke to the manager too, and he is S-H-I-T-T-Y! You see, the problem is, I am the only casual for our lab. Therefore, they NEEDED me to work those days, as there is no one else who can do it (everyone else have contracted hours). So I am just little miss popular at work right now. But hey, they haven't done much for me lately (the store that is, the lab staff are nice, but I don't really like the manager). I probably could have let this appointment go and waited for another - but I don't know when that would be. I was originally told months. But we assume someone went, ohhh, cant have an operation that close to christmas. I decided also to take the appointment, because I don't want to be put out by work. Work have bent over backwards (so it seems) to make my life hard. Which I know the whole thing wasn't *lets not employ staff to annoy her*. But they haven't gone out of their way to find staff. Which means I have been doing sundays on my own now for a few months. Even though I told them at the beginning - I will not do it on my own at christmas. But here we are at christmas - still no staff... So - I am hoping they will realise this big problem they have. Phew - big vent over. Feel free to comment. I know that wasn't structure. But I just had to tell you all Please pray for me (lol) on monday. The information sheets say I can die from this operation.