Im new here.. and I need to rant.
told my employer some two weeks ago that I was pregnant. I do not have an easy job. It includes physical labor and heavy lifting. My employer and I agreed that I would work till the end of this month full time, and finish next month on a part time schedule. I was supposed to be transitioned to a more pregnancy friendly and safe job title, but meanwhile, I had expected I would get some leniency in performing some more of the dangerous duties. I've been having difficult with a coworker as of lately. Since becoming pregnant, she's been photographing at work of any thing she can find that I can't finish or do because I'm pregnant. I work with dogs and sometimes I get jumped on by very large dogs. There have been several times I got jumped on, was experiencing pain afterward, so I would clean up my work area to a suitable degree, skip mopping, and clock out to go home early to rest. Last week, I was supposed to bathe an adult large breed dog. When I asked for help getting the dog into a tub or help bathing it, the coworker I've been having trouble with did not help, but simply gave me attitude that pregnancy is not a handicap. I bathed the dog and experienced injury while trying to control the dog's struggling (it hates baths). I was experiencing terrible cramping..not anything normal and it made double over and hold onto things so I wouldn't fall over. I went to the restroom and noticed bleeding. I immediately left work since I was there alone with the other coworker (and only one office employee that wasn't paying attention to anything going on).
I immediately resigned my job by the next day. I've been on bed rest for almost a week. The cramping and spotting subsided and I will be going in for an ultrasound soon. I contacted my boss and told her what was going on, finally made her away of how that coworker has been treating me, and she showed absolutely no concern. When I told her about how the coworker treated me, she implied that I'm being too sensitive and not to take that person's behavior personally. My boss told me it was no ones fault but my own and no one else is responsible. She told me that she does not think my coworkers should have to hold my hand because I'm pregnant. She never once asked how I am. She instead yelled at me for not finishing my duties after I was injured. After she criticized me for leaving early that day, my manager three days later also texted me to criticize me some more, even though I had called once home that day and told the front desk person to please finish that specific duty.
Ive gone in once just for an hour to finish some phone duties, and not a single person has asked me how I am or how I'm feeling or if I'm even still pregnant.
I'm feeling like I don't have a single friend at work. Its always been a small company and I always thought we all were at least casual friends. I've worked with these people for three years and have always gotten along well with people. Unfortunately, the coworker has two daughters that work there as well...which I thought I was actually close friends with, since we went to school together....but now they are making snide comments to me just the same as their mother. I am absolutely miserable with the scare I had to experience, having to quit a job I love (and financially needed), and now with how I'm being treated by my boss and coworkers. Part of me never wants to go back there again (but I still technically work a second part time job there with a separate job title).