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Q: Help! What to tell work?

So I received my appointment today in the post for my first scan tomorrow! So this hasn't left me anytime to arrange cover for my shift and we are sooooo busy! But I'm definatley not rearranging as want to know all is well with baby :)

So my question is what good exscuse can I tell my work why I have to leave work halfway through the day? (Dont want to tell them the truth).

Thinking I should stay down the 'going to hospital route'

Any ideas??????

This question was asked Jul. 18, 2013 4:52pm
Category: Pregnancy & Work

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Answered by Ccbear83 - Jul. 18, 2013 9:03pm
In the UK it's best to say you have a hospital appt until youre ready to tell them, it's not lying and they're legally obliged to give you time for the appt. I drank about 300-500 mls about 40 mins before and that was fine. Cheltenham ante natal clinic isn't massive so you shouldn't be waiting much time after your appt time. Good luck, I'm sure all will go well!

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Answered by cotswoldlovely - Jul. 18, 2013 7:59pm
Hey thanks aiobaby,

Also they says to drink 1 litre of water before the appointment, I know this is so they can see baby better but seriously I can hardly drink a glass these days before I'm going to the toilet every 5 mins! Guess ill just have to hold it!! Lol :)

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Answered by aiobaby - Jul. 18, 2013 7:44pm
It shouldnt take more then an hour with all the waiting and the blood work and the scan and the discussions...

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Answered by cotswoldlovely - Jul. 18, 2013 7:40pm
Thanks guys :) think I'm just going to say I've got a hospital appointment and will come back to work afterwards if I can. Don't think they will ask any questions. Just out of interest how long does it usually take for your first scan? Think I have to give blood and urine sample :)

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Answered by KenpoMommy - Jul. 18, 2013 7:15pm
If your job is anything like my last job, then maybe calling in sick that morning would be best. My old job would have questioned me up and down about why i'm going to the doctor, whats the matter, etc... all of which is NOT legal here, but that doesn't seem to stop them. Anytime i had an unexpected appointment, or something i couldn't change, i would just call in that morning and then my doctor would write me a note saying i needed to be off all day. Worked like a charm. They cant argue with a doctor's note!

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Answered by Lou_85 - Jul. 18, 2013 5:42pm
Yeah I would just say you have a hospital apt to attend, they are not allowed to ask you what it's for.

Good luck with apt :) x

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Answered by bakerbabe - Jul. 18, 2013 5:41pm
if your boss is anything like mine, you are required to make medical appointments at the beginning or the end of a day. So, you probably need to take the whole day off as sick to avoid arousing suspicion ;) that would have to be my plan

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Answered by cotswoldlovely - Jul. 18, 2013 5:18pm
Yes I suppose that's true, its just I know they will question why I need the rest of the day off :/ oh well I'm sure ill figure it out, thanks foe your help :)

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Answered by aiobaby - Jul. 18, 2013 5:13pm
Just say you have a doctor's appointment..you dont have to go into details of which doctor you are seeing..you can even say dentist....I dont think you are required by law to give details of what doctor you need to see...that's personal information and employers dont need to know that..

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