Member Since: 25th Feb 2009
10th Sep 2015
Heartless organisation gone too far!
! recently had an appeal for late filing penalties dismissed out of hand even though the client had really serious mental issues and had been sectioned! Not a reasonable excuse apparently. Of course, I am going to fight it tooth and nail.
HMRC - Horrible Mean Robbing Cu...Creatures!
28th Feb 2014
Moyles should be jailed
....for crimes against broadcasting!
29th Nov 2013
Excellent excellent article
Dear Sir Digby
Well done, Sir. It is certainly an issue on which awareness needs to be raised and perceptions need to change.
I have worked in the industry for 25 years and was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder 9 years ago.
The condition has, at times, given me a severe kicking. It left me jobless, homeless and friendless. Pre-diagnoses, I didn't know what the hell was happening to me and could only see two ways out; an asylum or death.
To compound matters, I was working for one of the Big 4 at the time. Their treatment of me was absoluitely appalling, bordering on the inhumane. My so-called team just wanted me out of the door and, had I not been so depressed, I would have had a cast iron constructive dismissal case but I could not even face going out to buy food, never mind take that on. To the firm concerned, I really was just a piece of human capital (with not much emphasis on the human) who was malfunctioning. If they could see me now though, they would not believe it was the same person.
I have since found the right medication and have turned my life right around. I have started afresh and now have a job in which I am flourishing, a loving partner and children and a roof over my head. Pre-diagnosis, all of this would have seemed like an impossible dream. Yes, it never really goes away and I still have ups and downs but with the correct medication, my support network and hope, the world is a very different place.
If you are afflicted with depression, or even think that you are, I would urge you to seek medical help and if they seem dismissive at first, persist, no matter how hard it may seem.
When you are depressed, it is a very lonely place to be but you are not alone. Remember, if you get to see a good doctor, they will have seen it all before and they will know how to help you.
Sir Digby.....thank you again and hopefully your thread will inspire people to seek any help they may need.