i just need to have a little rant, a few weeks ago i posted that i had to take a few days off work as i caught tonsillitis... and my manager seemed annoyed with me when i called in sick.
well, I returned to work last week and had my 'return to work' interview, she said she has concerns about my sickness absences (I have had 5 absences in a year, totalling about 17 days i think), she said this is too high. But the thing that annoyed me, is i have had eight medical appointments over the past year, using two or three hours here and there out of work time. we are allowed up to six in a year with no questions asked and if a person needs more then it is at their managers discretion. Considering i have also taken some out of my own time, my manager seemed quite happy to let me go to them, and in fact went to the length of saying you MUST attend the etc etc, but then last week at my 'return to work' interview, she said she has added up the number of hours taken for appointments, and she has some concern about these as well, but SHE agreed to them!!!! from now on i will take appointments out of my own time, and had i known she was going to say all of this i would never had taken them from work time, i only took them because my manager urged me to.
Anyway, she is meeting with HR this week to go over the next steps, she mentioned writing to my doctor, which, although i have nothing to hide, i would NOT be happy about. Argh!