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Discussion in 'Weight Watchers - Off Topic' started by Loser85, 15 March 2011 Social URL.

  1. Loser85

    Loser85 Gold Member

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    It looks like im going to be offered a job within the nhs, only thing is you have to have a full medical. Not sure if my weight would be a problem? Would it be worth taking my ww card with me? Scary stuff!
     
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    Don't think it's about weight.... It's about overall fitness and health.... Don't have to be a stick to be healthy x
     
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    Hi - I spent a week in hospital last year and there were loads of larger staff. I can't really see that you would have a problem if you are otherwise reasonably healthy.
     
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    Yeah thanks. To be honest so far as im aware im not overly unhealthy (barring the weight). Its for a catering assistant, will be on my feet a while but used to be a carer working 12 hour shifts. Used to sore tootsies! Fingers crossed it all goes ok.
     
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    Good luck..... !
     
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    I work within the NHS, and all the 'medical' will be is a look at your general health and any underlying health problems. They just want to have an idea of what your sick time is likely to be - ie, high or low. They're bound by the Disabilities Act and discrimination legislation, so i wouldn't worry too much, even if you do have an underlying health problem. They'd be obliged to make changes to your work place if necessary.
     
  8. hannata

    hannata I can haz cake?

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    yeah you fill in a form and they don't ask you about weight, just medical problems.

    In N.Ireland, you dont even have to have a full medical by a doctor if you haven't filled in any medical problems.. I was fortunate that I got all of my medical complaints after I got employed LOL
     
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    i have this tomorrow at 1.50pm.

    thank you all for the supportive messages. will let you how i get on.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    medical passed :)

    weight didnt even come into it. was just really going over the medical history form i handed in with app form.

    will hopefully get a start date in the post sometime soon.
     
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    Yay! Good luck with the new job!
     
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    Wow ... Well done you ! X
     
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    Good luck with it all and well done xxx
     
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    That's great news! Good luck when you start :)
     
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    Thankoo!

    Just desperate for the starting date now. Thing is they are also looking for a supervisor who will work the same shifts as me. That position is open for applications till the 15th april.
    Will i have to wait till they start so were both done at the same time? If so ive got a wee bit of a wait yet.
     
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