i am a fed ex freight truck driver had a specific run to drive weekly and was paid by miles driven and hourly. i have worked for the company x 3 years and recently had a incident of a breaks malfunction so the safety officer was doing an investigation. this investigation was started a couple of weeks after the malfunction. i was working regular shift all this time and on 10/26/11 i reported to work 11pm too be notified i was not able to work due being on suspension until further notice. so i was up and decided to get drunk - i drank all night and went to sleep about 9-10 am. i was called and told i needed to come in to answer some questions about 2pm. i went to office did not clock in, went in my regular clothes and was told i had to go drug test. i told my boss i had been drinking all night and would not pass the alcohol test. he said i had to go anyway. he had another employee drive me. after the drug test, i was then told i was drunk on the job, even though i did not work.i was told later i would be called with there decision. so i continued to drink so my wife convinced me to go to a detox center and get help so i notified my company on 10/31/11 that i was going into a hospital and would not be available by phone for a few days. I had to leave a message of this as no one was available to speak to me
. on the way to the hospital Iwas advised on the phone I was being seperated from the company and how did I want to get my final check and this was not even told to me by the HR dept it was a message passed along to me from them. so i dont even know whats happening other than i trying to get my self sober.
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