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I have recently been off work with depression for 3 months,

 

 

I work shifts with 5 other people

 

 

used to be 12 but they cut us to such an extent and

then added more work that it made me ill.

 

 

I am also a full time carer.

 

 

they are now offering me a return to work with different hours

I have mentioned that I would feel better just working nights and weekends

where my sisters could help more with the care of my disabled mother

thus giving me more breathing space.

 

 

However one of my colleagues has complained that they should have a say

in what shifts/hours are being offered to me if i return full time which i hoped to do.

 

 

He thinks that my manager should not be offering me anything without discussing with the rest of my colleagues what they are prepared to work.

 

 

If that is the case then I cannot see me going back at all I thought the policies were there to help not for my illness to be discussed by the group

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Absolute tosh

 

The employer has responsibilities to your welfare. They should be told to mind their own business.

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Its the local council that i work have an apt with the occ health soon to so will see what he says hopefully they will tell my male colleague the same thing

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I "think" my employer should pay me more than my colleagues. Doesn't mean they'll take any notice. Just like your colleague "thinks" you are a topic for discussion.

 

Think about making a formal request for the hours you need under flexible working policy?

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The Occ health department were concerned about my condition and they agreed that i was unable to work for the time being my mother was very ill in hospital and everything with the job and the stress of working 12 hour shifts on my own just wore me down I have never felt so ill/down in my life I'm not usually an emotional person but just could not stop crying lost weight and generally felt unwell went to see my dr who signed me off straight away then sent me for tests which showed i had an under active thyroid which i am currently being treated for the last time i was off sick from work was when i had a total knee replacement for arthritis which was in 2009 so i don't just take time off whenever i feel like it. The authority would not let me go on VR as they had already left two other staff go and they need 6 to provide an out of hours service I have agreed to try to return to work although would not be doing days just nights and weekends still working 12 hour shifts still lone working but at least i would be home in the day time to assist with my mothers care I have gone through the union for this return to work put forward a workable solution for my return my male colleague thinks that depression does not exist and I'm just doing it to change my work pattern if truth be told I'd rather not be there at all having worked over 20 years for them doing shift work which enabled me to look after my mother in the first place

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