By Ann-Maria, AUWU Member
Ive been abused, harassed, cut off my payments because I missed an appointment i wasn’t informed of. I had a total hysterectomy in April this year. I had 2 severe infections and i caught bronchitis. Due to having cancer of the ovaries and cervix, and also due to surgery my immune system is very low which means i get a lot sicker for a lot longer. Ive also had 4 c-sections prior to all this so my healing and recovering is taking much longer.
I kept my job network fully informed. They were aware I had cancer and surgery. My surgery was on 18th April. The 1-2nd wk in may i received 7 letters in 7 days for the one appt. I told them AGAIN i was sick. I got abused yelled at n insulted with arrogance. I called jobs statewide head office asking for this to be sorted out n made a complaint. Or so i thought. I haven’t heard back from them. Now i apparently missed another appointment but when i went in there they told me I had the wrong day. They have cut my Centrelink payments.
Ive tried calling n calling n calling but i get no answer or nobody calls me back. If I lose my payments then ill lose EVERYTHING. My home, my furniture, my pets. Everything. I have been treated so badly that I’m scared to go into the office! Can u plz help me try to sort this as the stress is seriously affecting my mental n psychological state. I already suffer from ADHD, OCD, PTSD, severe mixed anxiety, severe depression and vasovagula syncope.
If i could work I WOULD IN A HEARTBEAT! Id do anything to stop this bullying! I cant handle it much longer. I was homeless last september. Ive worked so hard to build a beautiful home after everything I’ve been thru and if i lose it I WILL NOT cope. Im barely coping now. Please help me if u can. I beg you