As I plod on in my six year struggle to get compensation from my former employer for my workplace injury, I hear this story on All Things Considered. While my injuries are different and our places of employment are very different, the results are very much the same. Due to those injuries neither of us could any longer do our jobs so we were fired. I know how she feels.
And when I got hurt, I meant nothing. I was absolutely nothing to them.
It's bad enough to lose your income. But when you have to fight tooth and nail for what is due you it breaks your spirit. This story, and others like it, are a clear illustration of corporate greed in this country as well as how broken our health care system actually is.