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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Yes that smilie is approriate for this thread!

    so why would they request a medical for helpdesk roles??? and does anyone know what this involves?

    :( :ohmy :blink :eek: :cry:
     
  2. nXPLOSi

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    It does seem strange for a medical to be carried out!

    My guess is that the company has a private medical plan, and they just want to check your not applying because your half dead and need private treatment...

    Cant think of much else :twisted:
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    also it could include a drugs test but that must be made clear from the outset drug tests are pretty rare in the UK, it seems to be more of an american thing in my experiance,
    you could ask mate :)
     
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  4. AJ

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    It's always been my experience that a job position will depend on a medical by the companies doctor. Whether they choose to excersise that option is up to them. As Ryan said, if they make it known at the outset that it is a requirement then there is no problem.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    they have a private plan which is one of the benefits - but in the interview i told them of my med history and they said i more likely wont need a medical...
     
  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Could someone confirm that there is no anal probing? :dry :blink :oops: :eek:
     
  7. Arroryn
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    I shouldn't imagine there would be anything so penetrative :blink

    I've had medicals for all my jobs, and a lot of them are office based. Sometimes I think they're just to insure they won't have to pay out on the company medical insurance any time soon.

    What you should find though, is they'll test your eyesight and basic hearing range; and they should inform you that because your job involves intensely staring at monitors for hours on end, that you will be entitled to a free eyesight test and a contribution towards the cost of glasses (if they're required for your day-to-day job).

    Then they tell you to cough, and smile nicely for the alien probe 8)
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    Cough!

    :oops:

    I've only worked in one place that required one, and that was in Germany because they go in for that sort of thing.

    It was eyes, general poking, urine/blood and a questionnaire.
    Then they decided that my protein count was too high and sent me to a specialist to have my kidneys scanned - refusing to accept my explanation that I had eaten a pasta salad with boiled eggs and tuna fish in it the night before. But as I say, they enjoy that sort of thing.

    I think it's partly to make sure you don't cost their healthcare too much, and partly to make sure that you aren't going to be off three months of every year sick.
    And that you're not going to die just after they find something useful for you to do.

    It also forms the 'benchmark' for your medical record.

    As for anal probing, that's between you and the doctor. He (or She...) may get a kick out of that sort of thing, you never know.

    I would suggest that honesty is the best policy and you should get it out in the open as soon as possible on your first day there by asking if they would like to see your arse.
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Cheeks,

    Nothing to worry about mate. When I worked for a PLC, we had to have a full medical before the offer of employment.

    It was a fair check which I think is a good thing. If there is an offer of a subsidized medical plan, personally, I would grab it.

    This is a sign that you are working for someone with a standard in place and could possibly have access to the company doctor in the future should you need it.

    Best of luck

    Si
     
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  10. BobT

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    Listen carefully...I can hear the 'snap' of rubber gloves from here. They will no doubt want to confirm/check for suitable levels of insanity(plenty) and charisma (nil).:D
     
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  11. Rostros22

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    I had a medical before I was offered the job I am in now.

    It was a basic medical, urine sample, height and weight to check your BMI level. They also checked my lung capacity along with the usual eyes and hearing tests. They also did the hammer on the knee to test my reflexes.

    I too thought this was strange seeing as I would be working mainly behind a desk in a nice office but as other employees have to go through it they have to make everyone do it so as not to appear discriminative.

    A lot of people who work for the company do a lot of driving and manual work so these tests have to be taken to ensure they will be fit and safe enough to work.

    Don’t worry about it anyway. I have a medical with the police and there tests are a bit more thorough!
     
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  12. Baba O'Riley

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    In France all employees have to have an annual medical exam by law. All it involved was a quick eye test, height, weight and blood pressure. I shouldn't think yours would be much more than this unless they want to do any specific tests based on previously declared medical conditions. Nothing to worry about I'm sure mate.
     
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  13. AJ

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    When you go for the medical, just keep a look out for the jar of petrolium jelly :ohmy
     
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  14. JonnyMX

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    To make sure it's there of course.


    I would imagine it to be worse if he didn't have any...

    :blink :cussing
     
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  15. twizzle

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    I've only had 1 medical for any jobs i've had, and that was my apprenticeship 16 yr ago. It was the full works too!

    I have had to have eye teste for other jobs as they require either very fine detail work or hours spent sat at a view screen of some kind (or working with lasers as per 1 job).

    You should be fine tho so long as theres no bad history of heart disease, cancer or other such major disease in your familiy. And then it will only realy matter if you are showing signs of ant of them...

    Of course it could also be a problem when ya get a female doctor who asks ya ta drop ya trousers, grabs ya nads and says "COUGH!"
     
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  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Sounds like your speaking from experience there?:twisted: :p
     
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  17. Mr.Cheeks

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    what you mean od shwing signs of "ant"?
     
  18. twizzle

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    Lol i meant ANY!!!!! theres always one gotta nitt pick........ Least we know ya eye sights gonna pass the medical :p
     
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  19. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    if i had something in the past, and now cleared and given the go ahead, should i still be worried?
     
  20. twizzle

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    Depends what it is and how thorough the insurance liability is with the company. I know one company wont employ any one who has had a previous heart condition no matter how minor and another who will employ you even after a heart attack!

    You probably wont have anything to worry about either way, except for the big butch nurse with a rubber fetish!
     
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