an hour later she phones back and offers me an appointment at 10.30.
I pop into the practise manager & tell him - no problem. I wander down to my solicitor & let him know I'll be out of the office for an hour, no problem. I courteously let the locum know too, & she asks why? is it important? and starts to suggest that she's not keen on the idea when I leave anyway! Like I'm likely to be taking emergency dr appointments just for a bit of social chit chat with the busyest Dr in Weston!
Anyway, Doc says the infection is almost cleared up, so the residual whzing must be caused by something else - even if it was started by the i nfection originally (or by the allergic reaction, I'm not sure). So off I go with another prescription, for yet another inhaler. if this carries on I'm going to have to get a pre-payment certificate!
I make it back to work in less than an hour - and as i said I'd work my lunch hour to make up the time, they've done pretty well really. colleague tells me I should "be careful" about making medical appointments during work hours as "they don't like it". I tell her that's all very well for her - she finishes at 3pm every day. My working hours are 9-5.15, with a 1-2 lunchbreak. My Dr's hours are 9-5, and they are closed 1-2 for lunch! i think about it for about half an hour. then decide to go talk to the practise manager.
i tell him i am not impressed that I was reprimanded for going to the Dr's. i was ready to launch into a tirade about employees rights & employers legal duties, but he happily agreed that locum was out of order, and not to worry. As long as he & solicitor know, that's fine. I know this is not the time to be getting mouthy, but really!
on the plus side I got paid today:-) On the minus side it was oly £30 more than I used to get for working two days a week - and I thought that was pitiful after my previous proper pay packets!
i still don't have a job offer. I am going to have to put my foot down tomorrow, because if I'm not going to be there in January I need to cancel the nursery - or I'll be paying out £1000's and getting absolutely nothing in!