I have to share my todays work experience. I told my manager the date of my op, and she said could I get a note from Consultant re the op. So I emailed the surgeons secretary and she emailed me a very detailed letter from him on headed paper and signed by him, very detailed about MRI & what he proposed to do. (scary) About 6 paragraphs and inviting to whom it may concern to contact him if they had any queries. I think it was more or less a copy of the letter he had sent to my Rheum Consultant.
Anyway, I frwrded the email to my HR dept, thinking what a good employee am I? All organised & up front - sorted - right? WRONG!
Got a very snotty email this evening before I left. The HR Dept of ..... does not accept doc reports by email. get a paper copy.!
In our line of work, we are paperless and legally 'true' copies of scanned invoices etc outward are accepted in Court!!! We insist as we scan everything .
I talked to a pal of mine in work, as felt a bit upset, I am working there 30 years! did they think the surgeons letter a forgery, was I going to arthroscopically cut my own ankle on one side & slice the other, and then maybe revisit it and hack another tendon if it did'nt work out!
Anyway, my pal who is a barrister said all HR companies are like that nowadays, and for me not to get upset about their policies, she said if I got into anything with them, they can make it very difficult to return to your job!!! They also look for weekly certs, how am I going to get them if I can't walk. They ring you every week to 'see how you are' when your getting your ass back to your desk more like!
I tell you its politically correctness gone mad, I'm just a number not a person! One rule for everyone and no individual cases considered.
I am venting, I don't need xanax, its just annoying. What do you think?
I did get my lovely new curvey ergonomic keyboard & roller ball mouse today - mixed messages eh? - oh and a snide comment from the I.T. guy who connected it all up, about his arthritis!!!. I said if he needed to type anything he could come and use it. B......!