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    So it’s option 2: walk away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mb31 View Post


    BR14 "Then saith he to BR, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing" John 20:27
    WTF is john?
    another welsh bore?
    if you dont want to disclose the info, just walk away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanensia View Post
    In 20 years of contracting at more than a dozen different clients, I've never been asked to take a medical or provide any medical history. I'd see it as a very strange request indeed.
    I've never seen it either. But MB31 says he works in the nuclear industry, so I guess they've probably got exemption from certain criteria that apply elsewhere. After all, you don't want people who are bipolar, not matter how well it is controlled through medication, begin potentially able to gather a quantity of radioactive material.

    As WTHF had, unless your only skill is in the nuclear industry (counting alpha particles?) - just walk away and work somewhere where they don't legally ask intrusive questions.

    FWIW, I have a disability that prevents me working in certain areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    WTF is john?
    another welsh bore?
    if you dont want to disclose the info, just walk away.
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    WTFH you must know by now that I don't walk away in the face of adversity, especially when I don't have anything else lined up and so I shall have to suffer an indignity worse than having to respond to BR14's posts. Nonetheless, I'll check with the agency first because they could potentially advise on what is the minimum acceptable information.


    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    FWIW, I have a disability that prevents me working in certain areas.
    I hope that includes the North West of England. Now I know you have a disability, I shall make special allowances for your conduct on the forum.

    I've only come across one employer who openly and lawfully discriminates, on the GCHQ recruitment page there is something along the lines of "please don't waste your time applying if you have a history of drug and alcohol misuse or bipolar". It seems a bit unfair to be lumped in with the vices normally associated with contractors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb31 View Post
    WTFH you must know by now that I don't walk away in the face of adversity, especially when I don't have anything else lined up and so I shall have to suffer an indignity worse than having to respond to BR14's posts. Nonetheless, I'll check with the agency first because they could potentially advise on what is the minimum acceptable information.




    I hope that includes the North West of England. Now I know you have a disability, I shall make special allowances for your conduct on the forum.

    I've only come across one employer who openly and lawfully discriminates, on the GCHQ recruitment page there is something along the lines of "please don't waste your time applying if you have a history of drug and alcohol misuse or bipolar". It seems a bit unfair to be lumped in with the vices normally associated with contractors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Bipolar girlfriends with Hypersexuality are always the most fun.
    Yes, bipolars are often dynamite in the sack. It's something to do with lack of inhibition and willingness to try anything. But this is a professional board so please take your depravity to general.

    Ps dynamite in the sack is not the same as risk to nuclear safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb31 View Post
    I hope that includes the North West of England.
    How very inclusive and non-discriminatory of you. Also, as this is one of the professional forums, your comment is close to trolling. Please consider carefully where you are posting and what you are posting before posting.

    Another reason for their intrusive questions might be that they don't want you working there, and then suing them later for "making you ill". I've worked in noisy environments where they test your hearing at the start of the contract and at the end for this very reason.
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    Let's be clear here the contract you have been offered is working at Sellafield.

    Sellafield has a lot of contractors as most things are outsourced to the appropriate specialists and have been for a very long time. Equally the land is still heavily contaminated - which is why Nuclear reprocessing has remained there as nothing else can be done with the land and there is no point risking anywhere else getting into the same state.

    But take the contract or not - it's up to you and there may be few other options around. but if you argue over the medical chances are they will move to the next person on the list (believe me they are not fussy and understand how substitution works).
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Let's be clear here the contract you have been offered is working at Sellafield.

    Sellafield has a lot of contractors as most things are outsourced to the appropriate specialists and have been for a very long time. Equally the land is still heavily contaminated - which is why Nuclear reprocessing has remained there as nothing else can be done with the land and there is no point risking anywhere else getting into the same state.

    But take the contract or not - it's up to you and there may be few other options around. but if you argue over the medical chances are they will move to the next person on the list (believe me they are not fussy and understand how substitution works).
    Not all companies who have a presence on site at sellafield require full medical disclosure. On that basis I’d presume that it’s not a site requirement rather it’s an organisational requirement.
    It’s all public sector though so they don’t really understand the difference between staff and contractors.
    So IR35 is almost certainly not an issue for the OP.
    It’s also just a health and safety thing.

    Assuming that eek and I are correct just complete the forms and don’t fret too much.
    Worry more about the surrounding area being a massive tuliphole. Get some digs in the Lake District, accept the toilet that is the Cumbrian coast, or plan on an awful commute.
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