I an in a job etiquette and moral quandary, in Ontario. I have been working on a jobsite. I have been slipping and falling many times a day, and had decided that the job was generally too dangerous for me.
I had recently decided to resign over these concerns. Then, today, I fell ~5 feet off of a work platform onto a small metal poll and can only walk and move with extreme difficulty and pain. I was driven to the Emergency and told by the doctor that she was giving me 2 days off, meaning "go to work on Monday". But the personnel manager phoned me and told me it is really important that I go in tomorrow to start modified duties. At that time I did not raise any concerns (beyond a general doubt that I would physically be able to walk tomorrow) or inform him of what the Doctor told me she was writing down, but I sort of assume he did his due diligence and read the doctor's report.
I don't really feel like it is fair to me to just resign, and be bed ridden for who knows how long without any compensation. But I also simply do not think I can even get into work without hiring a stretcher, and walking on ice seems like a really stupid idea to me. I have 2 paid sick days that I can use.
What is good job etiquette in this situation? How can I approach this while retaining a courteous and respectful relationship between myself and my boss but also not being taken advantage of? What is a fair resolution to this situation?
I don't feel comfortable lying, even lies of omission. I don't think I can get past tomorrow morning without telling him I am resigning. But can I just straight up say? "The doctor said Not to come in till Monday, so I won't be. And if I still feel terrible then I might take a sick day or two. Oh and I am resigning effective Wednesday." (should I mention why I am resigning?)
I got the job for fun and because I wanted to learn a trade. I don't really need to work in the industry again. But I still consider it fun and a important Trade to know
I consider all of our exchanges thus far be completely equitable. I knew the risks and took them willingly