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Woman fears Carnival cruise may put job in jeopardy

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A local woman who was stuck on the Carnival cruise ship last week says she's afraid she may lose her job.

Lydia Davis is a long-time employee at an insurance company, but her boss and human resources department are demanding she prove why she was gone.

Davis and her husband, Sylvester, flew home last week after being stranded at sea on that ill-fated Carnival cruise. But she said the nightmare is not over.

"I am still on this Carnival cruise ship with floating a Porta-Potty, feces, urine. I'm just dealing with other aspects that it caused," she said.

Davis has worked for her company for 25 years. But, because of the Carnival crisis, she missed several days of work. Her boss was not happy.

"It was not my choice to be there, I would not have chosen that. No one in their right mind would have chosen that. I would have rather been at work," she said.

Davis said as soon as she realized her four-day getaway was going to stretch into her work week she worked to get a call out to her daughter.

"She took down my boss' number and she left a voice mail for her on that Tuesday," she said.

When the ship pulled closer to shore, Davis said she called her boss directly.

"She wanted to know when I was coming back and at this point, of course I did not know. She reiterated she needed to speak to me on an everyday basis and I told her I couldn't promise that. She said thank you and hung up the phone," Davis said.

The struggle could have ended there, but Tuesday morning Davis said she received an email from her human resources department asking her to prove why she was absent.

"I felt like a knife piercing through my heart because I actually love my job," she said.

Davis sent boarding passes, pictures and other confirmation.

She's waiting for some sign that her job is not in jeopardy.

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