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Post by simmo on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:04 pm

Hey all,

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I'm working for the Sydney Film Festival at the moment, and I've had over a month of 15-16 hours days, every day.

Anyway, on Thursday, I had my first seizure in over 5 years. For those of you who don't know, I have epilepsy, and finally had everything managed. Until Thursday, when all of the late nights and high stress caught up with me.

Since having the seizure, the CEO has tried to say that I wasn't suitable for the role, due to the stress levels etc etc. This is total BS as I've worked on 3 Sydney Film Festivals previously and 2 Sydney Festivals without a hint of a problem. So, if they try to play that card on me any more, I'm going to be hitting them with the threat of court action.

Anyway, I should be back on deck a lot more in a couple of weeks, but just wanted to let you guys know where I'm at.

Cheers all, keep trucking!

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Post by UncleCletusKasady on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:25 pm

Good to hear from you even if it is bad(ish) news.
Pretty shitty on your emplyers part mate, just one thing to ask did you advise them of your epilepsy when you took the job either at the application or interview phase?
If so they don't have a leg to stand on, and even if not you should still be in good stead as there is not a legal rep in the land who would not jump at this type of case.
Small comfort i know but maybe you should get some proper advice on it just so you know where you stand.

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Post by simmo on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:29 pm

They knew last year, and I gave them all the info again once I started.

Pretty angry with them right now. But thanks mate.

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Post by The Dr Of Style on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:09 pm

.....now if only you'd return phone calls.........Smile

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Post by Dabigfella on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:19 pm

Glad to see you back mate, best wishes to you and hope you're feeling better now....

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Post by simmo on Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:28 pm

The Dr Of Style wrote:.....now if only you'd return phone calls.........Smile
Soon mate, promise. My phone's been left at work for a few days.

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Post by TheSweetestThing on Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:25 pm

Hope things look better for you in the health department, and that everything goes well with the festival. We're thinking of you Smile

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Post by NiteOwl on Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:44 pm

Good to see you back, Simmo. My daughter has epilepsy, she has just gone off her med's. The specialists are hoping because she is so young that their is every possibility she will grow out of it. Take care mate.

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Post by YJ on Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:15 am

It's a horrible thing to see someone having a seizure, hope all goes well for you.

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Post by Hemish on Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:12 pm

Lets home it all works out for you.

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Post by TheGoodDr on Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:50 pm

My brother has this too. As long as he keeps his stress levels down, gets enough sleep and takes his meds, he's fine. He works in a mine of all places. So if he can work in that environment, I sure Simmo you're more than capable of continuing with your job.
In this day and age for employers to bring up the old 'you have an illness' chestnut is just so damn wrong on so many fronts.

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Post by Shocka on Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:55 pm

Hope it all goes ok, man. On another note, did you get to a screening of Paranormal Activity? I am fascinated and terrified by that film and it irks me that it probably wont be a long long time until I get to see it..

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Post by Octane on Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:48 am

Simmo, good to see you around again. Keep doing what you do best for the Sydney Film Festival. Look after yourself mate.

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Post by Deno on Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:34 pm

best wishes to you simmo, and all the best, " don't let them get you down" Very Happy

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