Despite my HR manager contacting my GP to get info about my illness in which he stated my medication needs to be monitored I am still getting flack about booking time off for doctors appointments.
For a while I tried to use my annual leave to avoid the awkward discussions but I have been told that that is not annual leave is for.
Unfortunately I live a substantial distance from the hospital and with clinics often running late and there always being a long wait for prescriptions and blood tests I can be out of the office the whole day.
I have tried to explain that I have no control over the date or time of the appointments as they are posted out to me, the only thing I can do is cancel them but it can be up to a three month wait for another appointment.
I do not call in sick yes I am late sometimes but I wouldn’t say its grossly more than my other colleagues
How does every one else deal with this?