"Timing of appointments."
About: Drug ARM Australasia - Fairfield Drug ARM Australasia - Fairfield Fairfield 2165
Posted by Building worker NSW (as ),
I am employed in building trades. We are expected work Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm. So coming to a day appointment means I lose half a day wages. Even the last appointment at 3: 30pm is unsatisfactory because my travelling time is greater than 30 minutes.
The obvious solution is to offer me an appointment late in the day, e.g, 4. 30pm/5pm. I was told that this is not possible with current work arrangements because the office is closed.
I was benefiting from the appointment, but I can no longer afford the loss of pay as my partner is having our baby.
There is a second consideration: I am responsible for others on the building site. So if I am not on site they do not get their work recognised and therefore paid. This also is a factor in my having to give up my day appointment.