Hi All. Went to see Occupational health yesterday as referred to them as hit the trigger for informal monitoring. My last of sickness was march. I came away feeling I'd done ten rounds with Mike Tyson! Totally deflated and somewhat in disbelief at what had happened. Basically, she went through everything I do, noted it down and felt she criticised me for having an active life outside work. Then when I said I was getting married in September well that obviously too stressful. Just felt she was saying that it was my active life which was affecting my health not work and shift patterns. Now think she would have a point if I was sick every week but I'm not. The job I do is highly stressful and then awful shift patterns don't help. I went for support not criticism. So because I'm asthmatic does that mean i have stay at home when I'm not working? Some people I work with do a lot of extra shifts as always short staffed, some have other things they do and also have a family. I don't have children. Just felt meeting was waste of time. When I mentioned disability act got told they have to record sickness which I know but it shouldn't mean I hit triggers. Unless i was off all the time. Just really shocked by lack of support and felt i was wrong for having a life outside work.catherine
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