I really need to let off steam and have a good rant...here goes.
So I mentioned to my line manager that I have a physio appointment at my local hopsital on the 16th of this month (this is the only good news, as the time from GP to refferal to appointment was 2 weeks), I was then informed that for hospital appointments your only allowed TWO HOURS from work to not only attend the appointment, but also to travel to and from hospital.
I was then told that i have to make up the extra lost time for me leaving 1 hour early to make my way on the day of my appointment, and it felt like I had NO say in this.
Just when i thought my employer was finally seeing sense, this happens! For all I know, my appointment could overrun, be delayed for whatever reason (which often happens with the NHS), and I get the impression I will have to make up further lost time if this happens.
And as this is only my first appointment, what will they say if I need follow up appointments, that go one for serveral weeks/months.
Needless to say I will calling UNITE tomorrow when I get into work.
"Stoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast"