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Deb13
Deb13 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi my name is Debra. I have just today gone back to work for two hours a day for this week and then up a hour every week till I get back to my full working hours . I usually start at 5:30 a.m. which have done for 6 years now . My partner gets me work as I don't drive and at that time no busses. He changed his job to be home more for me as I am disabled which helps a lot . So now he starts working at 5am . So now he drops me of 45 mins early now . Can they stop me doing this as I do not start my work till my time I have coffee and read a book till my time. Thanks 

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,521 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can't answer for sure but I've never heard of a workplace that punishes you for arriving early!

    Just an idea but to save yourself some wasted time, would it be an option to adjust your working hours so you start sooner after you arrive and then get to go home sooner as well??
  • Deb13
    Deb13 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    They have said I can not start at that time . So I go in and sit there till my time . Others go in early to go in the gym for hour then start there shift . Some come in on flexible time but they can do that on there contact. Am not on that . So tomorrow I will be in 45 mins early but not start work till my time I sit in canteen where people come in out from the night shift . So not on my own . I work in a police station so staff in out . No one said anything today and my manger not said anything I was just wondering if they can stop me . If I was going in the gym every day I would be early and nothing would be said . I would go in but cannot do much of work out at the moment. 

  • Bydand
    Bydand Community member Posts: 114 Pioneering
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    Deb13 said:
    They have said I can not start at that time . So I go in and sit there till my time . Others go in early to go in the gym for hour then start there shift . Some come in on flexible time but they can do that on there contact. Am not on that . So tomorrow I will be in 45 mins early but not start work till my time I sit in canteen where people come in out from the night shift . So not on my own . I work in a police station so staff in out . No one said anything today and my manger not said anything I was just wondering if they can stop me . If I was going in the gym every day I would be early and nothing would be said . I would go in but cannot do much of work out at the moment. 

    I am pretty sure no-one will mind you coming in earlier than your starting time.

    You mention someone telling you that you cannot start at the earlier time that you come in. It's likely they may have been a bit confused and put two and two together and came up with five....If you do not start your job until the time you are expected too then there really should be no problem. 

    Is there a reason that you need to start so early, other than the fact that your partner drops you off, especially if you are on a back to work plan?.

    If as you say you there are people in at all sorts of time because of the nature of your job, then I wouldn't worry about it. I worked for the Prison Service and there would often be folks in and out all the time....starting earlier to play catch up with work, working through breaks, covering for others at last minute, finishing later, going to the gym as you state etc...They did try and introduce a policy where you could only come in for your shift and not before as we would not be covered by workplace insurance as people would be on premises before their official rostered time....needless to say this was unworkable and died a death very quickly.

    I wouldn't worry about it, and if someone brings it up from a managerial point of view, just explain to them the circumstances and that you do not start or finish earlier than your rostered hours.
  • Deb13
    Deb13 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you I do think they put 2and 2 together. . I sit there in canteen have my breakfast and start when my start time starts. Thank you again 
  • Bydand
    Bydand Community member Posts: 114 Pioneering
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    Deb13 said:
    Thank you I do think they put 2and 2 together. . I sit there in canteen have my breakfast and start when my start time starts. Thank you again 
    No worries
    Hope you get back to full fitness soon

    A back to work plan goes both ways though so if you feel you are struggling and might need another week or two at reduced hours then speak to your bosses, I would like to think that they would rather have you at work at a reduced capacity being productive than off sick because you rushed back too soon.

    take it easy
    S
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