I posted a few days back about having my occupational health report back and discussing it with my manager.
Well. I put forward my proposals to work 8.30 til 4, the HR officer was supportive, but my team manager just looked at me and said 'you know you'll be putting a burden on your other team members with those hours'. I kind of snapped and said my health is more important to me. The HR lady stepped in and said it was a reasonable request. And my manager agreed to trial it in the end but only if I do a 10-6 shift once a month. I said I would do this but only on a Friday when I dont have to get up for work the next day (i don't get home til 7.15pm).
So, whilst I may have some better hours, I felt horrible during and after the meeting after being called a burden.
I just feel a bit upset now, I hear about people on other teams having so much more flexibility yet I have a genuine reason and i'm made to feel like this