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Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after.

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2014/11/13 16:44:24 (permalink)

Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after.

Afternoon all.
 
I had an interview this morning.  Nothing special but a job I want.  Basically cleaning trains and platforms.  Yes, I am a Rail anorak.  However, because of the meds I am on he is a bit worried and wants a doctors letter asap.
 
Now, you know how hard it is to see your GP so I am going to wait out the surgery well before it opens and catch my usual GP and offering him a tenner if he can email a letter over to the interviewers E Mail.
 
I seem to get on well with him but he is worried about track side safety.  Thing is I have been on these meds for so long I get no side effects,
 
Well, Just thought I would post a rant.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 16:51:06 (permalink)
    Forgive my ignorance but why is so hard for you to see a GP? You just ring up make an appointment. Never had to wait more than a few hours  or 1 day tbh. The receptionists are normally helpful just tell them you need a work cert. 

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 16:57:15 (permalink)
    I did try first thing this morning, but the best they could offer me was Friday as to them its not an emergency.  I could always pop in tomorrow and ask them to call me should anyone cancel.
     
    But appointments are not easy at my place.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 16:59:18 (permalink)
    I don't know if offering him money is a good idea. If they can do it for you they will

      




     
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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:02:56 (permalink)
    It will just be a thank you for his trouble.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:20:08 (permalink)
    I was under the impression that GP's had a standard charge of about £35 for a letter?

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:29:51 (permalink)
    £35.  Looks like I wont be getting that job then.  Thats pure greed.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:31:59 (permalink)
    Just looked it up, apparently not fixed they can charge what they like, likely between £15 - £40
     
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...ss-your-money-23693468

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:37:16 (permalink)
    My misses tried to get a reference off her quack for a passport .He said he would for 25 quid and this was about 8 years ago. 
    So probably £35 now.
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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:40:37 (permalink)
    Well if you have a formal job offer they have to afford you reasonable time to get the correct paperwork they can't retract it. (Pretty certain thats a legal requirement) 
     
    Secondly  I am pretty sure legally they can't discriminate on grounds of health either mental or physical as well. Unless its like you applied for a manual labour job and have one hand and no legs. 
     
    Friday is tomorrow unless its a week on tomorrow which is 8 days and therefore my advice to you is find a walk in centre and get one in there. 
     
    If they won't wait for you to get the correct stuff then the guy employing you in a **** and not worth working for. 

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:43:47 (permalink)
    Can you now arrange a 'phone call' appt... we can ask that our GP call us for anything that doesn't really warrent a physical appointment and something like that would literally be a <2min phone call made between patients and then one would be left at reception

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:47:54 (permalink)
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    Can you now arrange a 'phone call' appt... we can ask that our GP call us for anything that doesn't really warrent a physical appointment and something like that would literally be a <2min phone call made between patients and then one would be left at reception


    Oh yeah , my gf had did that

      




     
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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 17:49:37 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone.  He did say he would have a word with his bosses and ask they give me a 3 month trial.  He said he would wait until Monday.  Regarding the call back I am sure that I see that on gp website but the receptionist said no.  I will look it up and off course if the bosses offer me something on the grounds that I get a GPs note then off course £35 is nothing.
     
     

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/13 18:03:58 (permalink)
    Called my local walk in centre and they said they dont do that.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/14 12:12:42 (permalink)
    My DBS came through today for another job I applied for and was offered a place but I recieved a caution for battery of justice act 1988.
     
    Unbelievable that I will not be offered employment now even though all I did was discipline my daughter on a train and either her mum or someone call the police.
     
    Looks like I will be selling up and moving now as most employers as for this now.
     
    Silly boy.  Should off disciplined my daughter indoors.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/14 12:41:45 (permalink)
    Why does a caution stop you getting the job? You seem to be proper unlucky here mate. 

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/14 12:46:02 (permalink)
    Why does a caution stop you getting the job?
     
    It hasn't yet just waiting to hear.

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    Re: Need a letter from my GP for a job I am after. 2014/11/14 13:05:34 (permalink)
    As a School leaver of the 80's it saddens me that everything is so f*****g formal today, I really feel for this generation. 
           Everything from getting a job to renting a flat, getting a bank account is like applying for a mortgage! When I left school pretty much everything was done on your word. You could walk into a company and walk out with a job, Answer and advert in the paper for a flat, meet with the owner an hand over the deposit, no ID, credit checks or anything. 
        You walked into a bank with £1 and opened an account by filling in a form - nothing more!  
       
      I suppose there are benefits to the more formal approach we now have to these things, but I find the fact that so much of life is 'subject to status' pretty sad. 

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