I was just terminated from my employer Tesla for cell phone usage. I unfortunately work day shift when all other businesses and places i need to contact to get care for myself as I was injured and for my husband who also worked there get care and fight for the money they should have been paying him for the last 6 months but not have. I spent months working 12hr shift working 6-7 days a week. I did the same processes 150-175 times a day with no rotation. I ended up with bilateral carpal and bilateral cubital tunnel syndrome. I had a night i was so tired walking up the stairs i tripped, got tangled in my part and hit face first into the bumper of a car on the line. It caused a huge knot on my cheek and also because of my safety glasses had my nose broke. The in house clinic put ice on my cheek and sent me back to the line. They sent me back less than an hr after i fell. They never checked for neck injury or even knew my nose was broke. I've had a couple of incidents since i was there. The line was stopped and they had moved out the pallets to repair the rail on the line. I told the fork lift drivers i was going behind to clean up parts and garbage. They forgot i was back there and started pushing the tall pallets with parts on it back into place. I ended up pinned against the platform and the pallets. It hurt and again went to the clinic, again returning to work the line. My back hurt and was sore for days but i had no time off or lightened duty on the line. Tesla throws a patch at you and sends you back to work. I was the only one working and even injured did my best to work at the best of my ability. I have already filed for unemployment and continue to fight daily to get what is owed to my husband. I no longer have medical and they have not made any effort or intention of continuing my workers comp care so now i have no way to get care to enable me to be able to work at full capacity. I am working on every means to be self sufficient and I am not looking for people to support us, just help to put a roof over our heads and food in our stomach for a short time, We have lost our home, which if you know the Bay Area California is something of importance to really be able to work as public transportation is not fully reliable here. I am doing what i can to care for my husband and get him back to a good physical health again. We are homeless as we owe back rent. Which is the reason for the amount im trying to raise. The $7400 to pay back what we owe and some to keep going until able to get unemployment or disability. I am also trying to get a good attorney to fight this. I had no write up or any other issue prior to this. I had asked to move to a different area that was less stressful to my hands and then im being sent home then terminated for "cell phone usage". We are trying to catch up on the bills like insurance, car note, get medical coverage and an attorney to help us be a whistle blower. Too many people have been hurt or dismissed from the company for injuries and discovering even pregnancy. We dont want to see others being hurt or going through what we have been.
The week of the 4th of July my husband started having chest pain. I took him to the emergency room even though we dont have medical. They still dont know exactly what the problem is but the cost is going to be immense. They did many tests and even admitted him to the cardiac unit. The bill is going to be very high.
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