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Dear Theo- What EXACTLY am I supposed to put in the medical form bit?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Lilybett, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. I was so scared that if it came to light I'd hidden anything, I'd be in trouble. So I 'fessed up to having been on sleeping pills and anti-depressants (framed it as 'following a bereavement', which isn't entirely a lie). I was terrified I'd be deemed unstable and sure enough, someone from HR phoned up to discuss it. The conversation basically went:
    Her: Are you all right now?
    Me: Yes.
    Her: Okay, great!
    So... I don't think they're that fussed, just covering their *** by asking [​IMG] xx
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    That's just the right approach. Be open and then make the most of how having overcome your difficulties you have a range of strategies to enable you to cope to pressure etc. etc.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    No problem. Something along these lines:
    No absences in last 12 months. Previously, minor operation and post-operative care for condition now completely cured.
    Now the problem may be that this cannot be fitted into the space they give you - if so, is there anywhere else that you could put it?
    The main point is that you are not still unwell - the Head has a legal obligation to ensure that you are "fit for teaching".
    Best wishes - ask as much as you want!
    _________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars
     
  4. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    Thank you for all your help yet again[​IMG]! Hope you are recovering from your operation Lara. Haha Lilybett - wasn' t going to cover it, was just not sure how to word it etc, although would be nice if I didn' t have to write it at all- never mind! Glad things are now sorted for you Lilybett.
    Thanks Theo yet again[​IMG]!
     

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