FWIW - at our place if you had a hospital appointment for something like the OPs poorly knee, you'd be allowed to knock off early & just go
If it was a regular appointment you'd be expected to - say - work a couple of lunchtimes to make up the time to some degree but it wouldn't be measured.
Something more serious & you'd be allowed whatever time you needed without any pay sacrifice, they'll even help with things like transport or childcare if it was required
Employee Rights - Hospital Appointments
FWIW - at our place if you had a hospital appointment for something like the OPs poorly knee, you'd be allowed to knock off early & just goPosted 5 years ago #
robdob - Member
I'm reading between the lines a little, but the OP's attitude seems to be that everyone should work around him. Did he go to his boss when the injury happened and work out what he might need in terms of time off, coming to a workable compromise good for both sides? Or did he, as I suspect, just take the time off with little or no notice and try to wiggle out of the inevitable tense discussion with his now very annoyed boss?
You don't know me, or anything about me, yet assume so much. All of which was wrong.
I'm always happy to make time up, I have also where possible arranged my appointments before work.
Making time up for me isn't easy as I have child care issues. The only real option for me is to work during lunch time. My employee won't let me take less than 30 minutes lunch, so I can make up 20 minutes a day, which is well short of the 3 hours a week I'll need off.Posted 5 years ago #
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