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Author Topic: Doctors appointments and work.  (Read 1482 times)

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Offline LiveWithIt

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Doctors appointments and work.
« on: January 03, 2013, 07:57:32 PM »
How do you handle having to leave early from work to go to a doctor's appointment?  Does your employer know about your status, do coworkers know?  If you want to remain private what do you say you have to go to the doctor for?
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Doctors appointments and work.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 08:25:19 PM »
Since the majority of appointments now are routine and scheduled many months in advance (I am now on a every 6 month appointment with the HIV doc) it is much easier to schedule appointments either before or after work or on a day off.

In the beginning when I was going more frequently it was harder to schedule.  However, no one ever asked why I was going to the doctor.  Its a private matter, if anyone would to ask I think I would just say "its a check up" and leave it at that.
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Offline mecch

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Re: Doctors appointments and work.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 08:32:43 PM »
Do you have any times that you don't work that you could see the doctors?

Also, I am confused. Is someone ASKING what you are going to the doctor for? Its nobody's business!!  Certainly no one needs to know...

I can imagine a work setting that does NOT respect workers privacy. But it would suck.  I hope thats not your situation.  But if it is, perhaps some more details could help people here come up with some specific advice or ideas for your dilemma.

« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 04:42:28 AM by mecch »
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: Doctors appointments and work.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 08:43:48 PM »
I don't see it as anybody's business when I go to the doctor and just take sick leave if I require additional time.  In my case, and for 20 years, I worked about 10 blocks from the doctor's office and just went around lunch time when my appointments were more frequent.  For the last several years my appointments have been twice a year and since I telecommuted 1 day a week, I scheduled the appointments on that day way in advance. I am now in between permanent jobs but just landed a consulting job working from home.  So, I still have the freedom for now.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 08:45:42 PM by OneTampa »
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Offline ds4146

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Re: Doctors appointments and work.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 09:36:08 PM »
"Doctor's Appointments" are a general term which may include seeing a Dentist, Counseling or your Doctor and no one should be asking specifics and I would not give them.
If you have sick time at work, I would schedule in advance, give your boss advance notice and take it as sick time..
For the longest time I use to schedule my appointments prior to or after work, no more. Love my job, however if I am not healthy I am not productive. Don't milk the system and be responsible and there should be no issues. If there are you should seek assistance from your HRG if you have one, or supervisor.
Sick time is for more than just being ill.
Again, they don't need the details.


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