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Internet rallies around postal worker who was forced to turn up at work despite being suspended

A woman working at a U.S. postal office has gone viral after sharing a video explaining why her work suspension still requires her to come to the job.

Internet rallies around postal worker who was forced to turn up at work despite being suspended
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @d3si_luv

People who work in the delivery service line know how demanding their job can get. Postal workers, who deliver mail from door to door, certainly do not have a stress-free job and it is proven by @d3si_luv. She works as a mail carrier in a US postal office. Desi filmed a viral video of herself while dropping mail into an apartment's mailbox and explaining why she is still working despite getting suspended.

Image Source: TikTok | @d3si_luv
Image Source: TikTok | @d3si_luv

"Make this make sense. I was really looking forward to seven days off," she captioned the video. The text overlay on the footage read: "How I got suspended from work but still have to be at work." The video has made over 30,000 views since she posted it and people took interest in her storytime. "Storytime, so, today I got suspended from work. Now, you may ask, 'If you got suspended from work, why are you still at work?'" Desi said at the beginning of the video. "Well, see, the way the post office works is when you get suspended, it’s like an in-school suspension, so I still have to be here," she added.

Desi continued about her situation which was caused by herself as she "called off too much and already had a letter of warning for doing that." She noted that the environment at her workplace is causing her too much stress and anxiety and a few days back, she had taken a leave without any notice. Her manager ended up calling her into the office after that and told her to present the necessary documentation to justify her unannounced leave. "I was like, 'I can’t have a letter saying you giving me anxiety and having my stress levels up.' That’s really why I left work."

Image Source: TikTok | @d3si_luv
Image Source: TikTok | @d3si_luv

So, Desi's manager ended up suspending her for seven days but here is where her suspension is a bit different compared to what viewers might perceive as a suspension from regular desk jobs. "She gave me a 7-day suspension, which basically means I bring my butt to work for seven days straight without calling off," Desi continued in the video. "Crazy thing is I called off today. I called off and ended up bringing my a** to work. By next Friday, I can start calling off again. Welcome to the post office."

Netizens in the comments section wondered if Desi was getting paid for her work hours during her suspension or not. @janetedmondson475 advised Desi: "Baby trust when I say this keep a good job don't mess that up!" "They better keep me, this job isn’t my life trust me," Desi wrote in response. Fello postal service workers also showed up to leave their personal experiences and thoughts on this post. @riahjohnson2 commented: "I was an MPC for like 3 months and they fired me for my attendance when I literally came in when I wasn’t scheduled and stayed overtime." @edgranddaughter reminded Desi of something important and wrote: "Girl, bills need to be paid, car payment, mortgage, health insurance, electric, gas, water, food, snack, cable, phone."

Representational Image Source: Pexels
Representational Image Source: Pexels

Everyone deserves a break from their rigorous work obligations to take care of their mental well-being. Whether it is someone working as a mail carrier or a corporate boss, feeling burnt out is pretty common. There is no update about whether or not Desi left the postal service job but she was upset at first. However, she chose to look at this situation with optimism and said, "Listen I’m eating this overtime up I’m not complaining."

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