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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.
  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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