medical appointment in the middle of the day, would you go to work for an hour an a half?

(32 Posts)
Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:09:15

since travelling to and from work takes 35 minutes?
i didnt plan to go to work before my appointment, just afterwares but have just had a reminder about the appointment which is basically in the middle of the day?

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peachypetite Sun 15-Apr-18 10:09:36

Is working from home an option?

piglet81 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:12:13

Depends on the culture at your workplace. At mine I would suggest working from home and I know my manager would be totally fine with it.

Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:12:41

no working from home not an option

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FlatTopVera Sun 15-Apr-18 10:12:48

Yes I would. Your travel time has nothing to do your employer. You can’t just not go to work for 90 minutes for your own convenience!

Emma198 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:13:29

I would

seventh Sun 15-Apr-18 10:13:44

I'm not allowed to make personal appointments in the middle of the day. It's classed as gross misconduct 🙄hmm

Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:13:47

yep, it would be better in that case, it is indeed not their issue that i have travel time, petrol costs

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Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:14:11

well seventh poor you

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pimlicolife Sun 15-Apr-18 10:15:14

Yea I would if I couldn't work from home (I can).

Follyfoot Sun 15-Apr-18 10:17:43

In our organisation, time away from the office for medical appointments has to be made up again so taking more time off before the appointment would just mean making more time up. I work in the NHS.

If you can have time off without making it up, then surely you be at work for as long as possible either side of the appointment?

seventh Sun 15-Apr-18 10:20:10

@Slartybartfast

Thanks! grin

VimFuego101 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:22:38

Yes, I would. I know you probably didn't choose the time, but if you didn't come in to work first I'd think you were a bit of a piss-taker. Is working from home or adjusting your hours an option?

VimFuego101 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:22:43

Yes, I would. I know you probably didn't choose the time, but if you didn't come in to work first I'd think you were a bit of a piss-taker. Is working from home or adjusting your hours an option?

Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:25:18

i dont even want the appointment sad

might just cancel

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SleepingStandingUp Sun 15-Apr-18 10:28:16

Well you might not want but do you need it?

I'd go in, the time to travel there isn't that bad, you won't get much done but you've shown your face. Just make sure you leave on time

Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:28:57

yes thanks all, at least i will be seen to be doing the right thing.

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Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 10:35:49

<<although I dont understand why making up time for medical appointments is necessary? >> you see the GP for example due to a health condition and you have to make time up?

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Emma198 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:44:15

As standard we get an hour for an appointment so any time more than that we make up. At manager discretion though. I tend to not ask for any time to be made up unless there's a huge amount of appointments because I know if I had something I needed appointments for I would expect support.

seven201 Sun 15-Apr-18 10:57:08

If you can't work from home of course you need to go into work! It's annoying but the way it is unfortunately.

peachypetite Sun 15-Apr-18 12:24:26

Reschedule the apppintment?

Flampingu Sun 15-Apr-18 12:31:31

If the appointment is at mid day or thereabouts you need to either go in before or after. A full day for a medical appointment is crazy unless it’s a procedure and you can’t go back after it.

namechangedtoday15 Sun 15-Apr-18 12:34:22

Most employers expect you to have it at the start of the working day or end. Can you rearrange?

Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 12:35:57

Yes, I have cancelled for now and see how rearranging a better time

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Slartybartfast Sun 15-Apr-18 12:36:43

If the appointment is at mid day or thereabouts you need to either go in before or after.
well I was intending to go in after of course, but i came here to ask, should i go before as well.

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