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Thank you for your reply. I think I could be terminated for an attendance issue I have been having. I was given the opportunity to work 32 hours per week at the beginning of the year to assist my Mother after my Father fell and broke both hips in late November 2012. Aside from three days that I had to be off work (one for a kidney stone); one for a migraine and another to assist my Mother, I've been working for at least 31 hours. I was off work on Weds. thru Friday last week because I had a migraine and felt very stressed because my Father has been moved into long term care. I called my agency on Wednesday morning and told my supervisor there that I was having family issues and he said he would talk to the company I work for. He called me back a few hours later and said that the company supervisor said that I can work for 32 hours for the next three weeks but beginning May 1, I have to be able to commit to 40 hours per week. I told my agency supervisor that not only am I dealing with major family issues, but I also have bipolar. He didn't say anything in response to that. I felt even more stressed after that and made an appointment to see my psychiatrist the next day (Thursday) and was given a doctor's excuse to be off last Thursday and Friday. I sent the doctor's excuse to the agency and to my supervisors via email last Thursday and haven't heard anything back as to whether it was received and whether I should return to the job tomorrow. I don't want to be met with my desk contents at the door tomorrow.