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to think my sickness record will go against me?

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thebitchdoctor Mon 22-Apr-13 12:28:49

First AIBU please be nice:

I'm going for a permanent job at the place I work at. I love it there and want to stay if I can. I'm going head to head with 2 of my colleagues. 1 doesn't seem to be able to handle the pressure of the job and doesn't get on with the other staff and the other wont go the extra mile. I have worked my backside off at this place and go above and beyond my remit because that's the way I work, Im dedicated to my job and get along brilliantly with the other staff. However I have suffered a lot of ill health over the past 9 months resulting in being admitted to hospital as an emergency last week. I'm on the mend now and have learnt my lesson that I need to look after myself properly.

AIBU to think my employers will not want to risk giving me a permanent job due to my sickness record even though I am probably the most ideal candidate for the job out of the 3 candidates?

thebitchdoctor Mon 22-Apr-13 12:29:40

Sorry didnt realise I should have put a title in. I'm an idiot!

Madlizzy Mon 22-Apr-13 12:31:00

I think you're being unreasonable in not giving yourself a good chance. Now you're on the mend, then your sickness record should massively improve, yes? Acknowledge it with your employers and talk about how it is now managed.

Lottashakingoinon Mon 22-Apr-13 12:36:58

If your employers share your opinion of your work they would be deft not to consider you seriously.

Lottashakingoinon Mon 22-Apr-13 12:37:30

That should of course be daft....blush

Snoopingforsoup Mon 22-Apr-13 12:56:12

Don't worry about your sickness. I agree with Madlizzy, but if it's a large organisation, you may have to go through an occupational health assessment. That's not to discriminate either, that's to make sure your needs are met in the work place. A good employer won't discriminate against chronic illness. Especially if you're the right person for the job.
Good luck.

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