I think I know now what it is like to be discriminated, job wise, against with my asthma!
I have over the last 8-9 years done Radio Communications for St John Ambulance, voluntarily on large duties such as V pop concerts and Airshows etc. I have had a few problems with my asthma during some of these, the last being last year at V.
The person in charge now has decided it that I can't do the duties because there is a chance that it may happen again! (It has happened twice it the last 3-4 years!) The last time I was actually in A&E directly for my asthma was last August (After V !) I would like to continue volunteering for Radio comms but am I being unreasonable?? I don't go if I have been unwell etc. I haven't been really ill with my asthma (ie in hospital) this year!
What do people think??
I know I could be a liability, and should be there caring for others and my collegues should be caring for others too and not picking me up. I do a job that frees up other more able members to do the first aid! There are other incidents of other St John Members being ill on duty.