So I neglected a broken wisdom tooth for over a year due to not having health and much less dental care. This year I do (not through my employer but medicaid, I should say) and last week I managed to break the rest of my tooth to the gum line having the nerve exposed. I was in excruciating unbearable pain and I called in sick and went to the dentist on Monday, who referred me to an oral surgeon on Tuesday where I finally had my tooth pulled off, I then called in the following day also due to being still in a lot of pain after the surgery, and honestly high due to the pain meds (I work in a pharmacy and I need to count meds and make sure I’m giving everybody the right medicine among other things, I can’t do a half assed job), I told them I’d be back today (Thursday) if I felt better. Obviously Im not feeling better at all, it’s the second day after the surgery, I still look like a bulldog, my face hurts a lot, still high from the pain meds and feeling weak due to not being able to eat anything, so I called to tell them and the new manager was almost yelling on the other side saying how piled up they are, that I should have told them before and asking if I have documented everything I’m saying, as if I was lying.
I’ve only been working at this place for two months but I’m giving it my best, haven’t called in before, i always stay extra hours when they ask me and I’m doing my best to learn everything as fast as possible regardless of their lack of training. I know it’s hard for them to have a tech call out 4 days in a row but Im in actual pain and they often leave only 1 tech on the schedule. I had even recommended an excellent and hard working coworker from a previous job when they said they were looking to hire more techs but they interviewed her and then said they don’t have more hours to offer.
Am I in the wrong for calling in 4 days in a row? I don’t really have PTO/sick time either since Im technically hired as part time even though they put me 8 and a half hours a day (lunch is unpaid hence the extra half hour). Should I be concerned about getting fired?