I had a demoralising experience with my occupational health assessment last week, and wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience.
The advisor wasn’t knowledgeable beyond basic and dated information, didn’t listen and suggested a set of recommendations that are limiting and lacked nuance. When I asked about condensing my work hours to have a longer time for recovery at the weekend, she said she would only recommend reduced hours. She told me that I couldn’t travel because of my medication. She was also indiscrete, starting to disclose the identity of another person with MS before I stopped her.
I feel uncomfortable that I disclosed my condition to this person, and don’t have confidence in her advice. I disliked her focus on can’ts when my approach is to focus on the cans. After some thought I think the best thing is for me to request a second opinion, and to make work aware of my concerns with this person.
Has anyone else had a bad OH experience? or challenged the recommendations of an OH assessment? how did you handle the situation?
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