Hi all. Just thought I would share my experience with you all. Having being asthmatic with hay fever all my life I was diagnosed with COPD October 2013. The medical professionals have been wonderful; however my place of work has not.
At work, I am sat next to a fax machine, with a printer behind me and an air conditioning unit that blows very cold air to my right. This is the very environment I should not be in. Consequently, I have needed steroids and antibiotics practically every single month.
Over this last year, I have been assessed by the works occupational health 4 times, where they recommended I be moved away from the environment and especially the machines, yet still I was not. My sick leave has effectively being regular; where I have not a full month at work for a long time.
I have had my procedural meetings due to sick levels and not being at work, to the point I was given my notice to leave on the grounds of ill health capability this week.
This is the short version of what has been happening with me.
So the disappointment is having my work career cut short and the reason is that I can now focus on myself and health and try to stabilise my condition. Since the notice, the stress of not having to go back there after the end of this month has been lifted somewhat. It can only be onwards and upwards for now.
Have a good day all!