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To think this is a confusing question?

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elfelfa Thu 16-Dec-10 23:07:52

Joining a new employer in February. I have to answer this question:

I am not aware of any health condition or disability which might impair my ability to undertake effectively the duties of the position which I have been offered.

Answer Yes or No

If I have no health condition, is the answer yes or no? AIBU to think this is badly worded?

freddiestarratemyhandbag Thu 16-Dec-10 23:09:34

You answer yes, but I agree it's badly worded.

LoopyLoopsOfSparklyFairyLights Thu 16-Dec-10 23:09:47

Very badly worded.

Query it.

FunkySnowSkeleton Thu 16-Dec-10 23:09:51

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SlightlyTubbyHali Thu 16-Dec-10 23:10:12

"No". I think. But I'd probably put "I am not aware of any such condition" in brackets afterwards!

FunkySnowSkeleton Thu 16-Dec-10 23:10:55

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OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 16-Dec-10 23:11:25

I would say "No", and underline or otherwise high-light their statement.

Yes, badly written.

Punkatheart Thu 16-Dec-10 23:12:01

Terrible wording! Awful English! It should read 'Are you aware...' etc....which would make it plain and simple. Yes or no would then work. It is really confusing....I think you should say yes but really, it still doesn't make much sense.

I would write out the whole thing on the form, if it was at all possible, stating that you are not aware etc

narkypuffin Thu 16-Dec-10 23:12:51

Are they actually allowed to ask that now? New legislation was passed in October.

FunkySnowSkeleton Thu 16-Dec-10 23:13:39

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Punkatheart Thu 16-Dec-10 23:14:04

But surely it should be yes? Yes I am not aware. If you say no, I am not aware - it's a double negative...

Blimey - if it causes any sort of debate, then it has to be queried!!

freddiestarratemyhandbag Thu 16-Dec-10 23:14:48

"I am not aware of any health condition or disability"

Yes, I am not aware of any health condition..

"I am not aware of any health condition or disability"

No, I am aware of x condition....

Surely? confused

FunkySnowSkeleton Thu 16-Dec-10 23:22:57

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QueeferSantaland Thu 16-Dec-10 23:23:08

See, I would answer yes.confused

Yes, I am not aware....

Piss-poor English. (That's something coming from me.)

freddiestarratemyhandbag Thu 16-Dec-10 23:25:29

Funky, and if someone asked "have you not broken your leg?" you would reply....?

freddiestarratemyhandbag Thu 16-Dec-10 23:26:01

Fuck it, I'll see if I can find some pedants as it's too late for me to think straight!

FunkySnowSkeleton Thu 16-Dec-10 23:26:28

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freddiestarratemyhandbag Thu 16-Dec-10 23:28:17

See, I see your point - but I still think it's gramatically incorrect confused

ratspeaker Thu 16-Dec-10 23:34:26

I'd have gone for yes as the answer, in that I agree that Im unaware of any condition etc etc

can you add that in?

YNBU look at the responsesand confusion on here

TheHeathenOfSuburbia Thu 16-Dec-10 23:37:01

If you had to answer true or false, it would be 'true'... so I vote for 'yes'.

ratspeaker Thu 16-Dec-10 23:39:55

The answer to the broken leg, if it was worded the same way as the question, would be " yes I've not broken my leg ", nothing to do with normal speech patterns
or clarity

ArsMamatoria Thu 16-Dec-10 23:41:47

'No' is used in agreement too. I would say, 'No, I am not aware...'

classydiva Thu 16-Dec-10 23:46:12

The answer is yes, as No you are not aware.

LovelyJudy Thu 16-Dec-10 23:47:50

Another vote for 'yes' but with a clarifying note...

LittleBlossom Thu 16-Dec-10 23:49:02

What is the new legislation btw?

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