After reading some replies on here i just want to see what others think.
I started working in my school holidays and evenings and weekends at 9 years old loading turf on lorries.
at 16 i started in civil engineering as a kerb and drain layer which i did until i reached 52 and had my first serious infection and hospital stay Which was 2 years ago. Since then i have had many infections and bad times and have lived off my wifes earnings.
What i am trying to get at is this. ome people say they worked until they got to the low 20s on theire fev% readings But was the job they did physically demanding or not?
Bearing in mind some of the new drainage systems are 30 feet underground and do not have mechanical lifts for the workers only ladders to climb is it acceptable to expect me to look for work when this is all i am qualified in?
I have applied for shelf stacking jobs just to keep active but they tell me this is physically demanding especially when lifting full cases of beans etc so is not for me!
I am willing to train as an ATOS claims assessor but they told me i am over qualified.