I'm being replaced at work. Since difficult child was released from the hospital on 1/6/07 (without any notice) I've had to take time off from work to care for him, and appointments. The two weeks of Jan 8 - Jan 19, I averaged 28 hrs per week. Since then I've been able to work average 35 hrs per week. I'm getting my job done, meeting all my deadlines, being paid hourly for the time at work, and I'm accurate. But that's not good enough, because I'm not sitting in my chair 40 hrs a week. Personally I think replacing me is stupid. They're having the work done, and they're paying less for it. I know everything, and now they'll have to train someone and gamble on their experience level. I just don't understand why you replace someone with all the knowledge and experience in YOUR company, instead of working with them. Have any of you guys gone through this? I guess I'm just numb, sad, and extremely disapointed in the lack of compassion and humanity. I guess the old saying is right, "kick them while there down". Oh and difficult child is still barred from school. Today is the 19th week day since his release from the hospital. I'll write a separate update on all of that.