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    • cook0891
    • By cook0891 8th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
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    Governor work whilst being off sick
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    • 8th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
    Governor work whilst being off sick 8th Sep 17 at 6:34 PM

    I have been signed off from work for two weeks with depression/anxiety. During this time I am due to attend school governor meetings in my role as a parent governor. I didn't think this would be an issue but a family member questioned if I should go as I am not well enough to go work but ok to go school meetings. I must stress the main reason I am off is linked to work so I want to keep busy and take my mind off it and not go mad by sitting at home on my own.

    Has anyone else had experience like this, would you recommend going or not? Could work contact the school to see if I have gone?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 9th Sep 17, 11:18 PM
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    Getting out and about, taking part in things, meeting people, boosting your confidence etc are all things you should be doing when you're signed off with depression and/or anxiety.
    Originally posted by shortcrust
    Enjoying hobbies, meeting up with friends, going to the gym etc are all things I'd expect people signed off with stress to be doing. Doing what is effectively another job isn't.

    If you were my member of staff I'd be looking on how I could manage you out. I'd be sitting there thinking "if your well enough to do this other job why aren't you well enough to be working for me" and would ultimately assume you were taking the pee. I'd imagine a number of employers would feel the same.

    It's more hassle than it's worth, just don't go. Unless of course you have no intention of returning to your employer but then again you'd have already resigned if this was the case.
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