For those of you who may care, (what a day dad had) the particular employee had been released to work by worker’s comp months and months ago.   They paid for surgery and time off, then they told him to go back to work.  He didn’t, and now he wants to come back.  The higher-ups told GD that he can just tell this guy he can’t take him back now.  He had a chance to come back, he chose not to, and since he can only lift 25 lbs, they really can’t use him.  Now GD just has to tell him this with tact and decorum, not two of his stronger qualities.  It is a relief that he won’t be coming back to keep everyone on eggshells.