LazyDaisy Posted October 13, 2011 Share Posted October 13, 2011 Hi ENA, I have been with my company for 13 years. 6 years ago they decided to oursource many of the functions to a 3rd party located in the Phillipinnes. The corporate office is in the US. So my entire department was let go and they kept only me, the manager to oversee the processes being done by this 3rd party. In the 6 years I have been doing this, the department has been moving under different bosses. The 3rd party is not doing a good job at all. The past few years have been really rough. My management is getting heat from upper management to make this arrangement work. So one thing that they have decided is that I need to go to the Phillipines to retrain the staff. I will not fly, the last time I flew was over 20 years ago and I freaked out on the plane. I was begging the staff to punch me to knock me out to put me out of my misery. I was having anxiety attacks that resulted in unbearable physical pain. I was coming back from Mexico and I was supposed to get a connecting flight, I wouldn't get on the flight and I hitchhiked to a train and took the train the rest of the way home. My boss told me today that is part of my job to travel (never was mentioned when I was hired) and that if I can't fly I will be out of job. He then told me to get out of the meeting that we were in when we were discussing this. He was yelling very loudly. I went and packed up all my stuff and left crying my eyes out. I have had this job for 13 years. I make quite a bit of money - I have been looking elsewhere and there are no jobs available that make even close to what I make. I am a single mom with debts to match my income. If I lose this job I have no one to help me. I am wondering do I have a case to sue him? Can he require that I fly half way around the world as a condition of my employment? This was not stated at the time I took the job or I would not have taken it in the first place. Link to comment
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