Shoulder pain preventing me from working == should I get out?

Rest the shoulder. More information is needed as to when there is pain, what causes the pain. When there is no pain. Age of patient is needed. Younger patient tend to have instability and the pain is usually from secondary impingement syndrome. Patients over 40 tend to have rotator cuff disease, impingement syndrome to partial tears to complete tears. There can also be labrial tear which are usually post trauma.