This was the thread about dreading phoning in sick the third time https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6061408
I had my disciplinary 11 days ago and got first written warning - which lasts 12 months. My employer got rid of verbal 6 months warning, about 20 months ago.
I am not happy as manager didn't discuss into detail the first two sicknesses. Plus the manager that did the disciplinary said in the letter that I refused to go to work. There is a reason why I rejected work. I had laryngitis and struggled to talk. I could have moved from the tills to the shop floor. Problem is customers come up to me asking where's this, do we sell this etc. Have done shop floor work before, many times and you cannot escape customers asking questions. When got laryngitis, you should rest your voice! If I went to work, took a customer to where the product is without talking, customers will think I am rude! Plus I was coughing very very badly and unable to be productive. I was coughing so much, that I threw up on three times.
The third sickness was caused by my 2nd sickness. As I was low with sickness and diahorrea, I picked up this latest bug easily than if I didn't have S&D. I have not thrown up in 15 years, 3 years before I worked at my current employer. Even when I had gallstones issues, I felt very sick and never threw up. Gallbladder removed and not had any issues since.
The first sickness was UTI and worsening periods. I thought I was going to need some surgery because of the pains and worsening periods. Fortunately, changing medication and losing weight reduced this. Bad gyne problems are in both sides of my family. A cousin had to have a hysterectomy aged 30 due to worsening problems. I was admitted to hospital for o/n observations and scans the following day.
Member of a union. Unfortunately, the rep at my work is on holiday for several weeks. Ring the local office on Monday for advice
Then I got my letter 11 days after my disciplinary. Is this normal? Only got them for conduct issues before. I was on holiday for 4 days after the disciplinary, but I should have got the letter either on the day or first day back. The union will be very interested , in this!
I have a week to compose the letter, what should I put in the letter as its my first time of appealing an outcome from a disciplinary?