I’ve now had five periods of absence from work this year, totalling 11.5 days, so just over two working weeks. This has triggered an absence review meeting and I am now effectively on report and my job is potentially at risk if my absence record does not improve.
The absences were; two respiratory viruses, two episodes of diarrhoea, when I had to stay off for 48 hours even though I felt OK, and a single day off with a heavy cold, so I don’t see that I can do anything to improve my absence record. As I see it, these are all completely random things. For example, my DH and the woman I share an office with have both had awful colds in the last few weeks and I didn’t catch either.
I’ve never declared a long-term health condition, but I’m wondering now whether I should declare that I am hypo and whether that will give me any protection in the long run.
Has anyone else been in a similar position?