Diverticulosis and new job

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I have to pass a physical to get a new job as a bus driver. Do I have to tell them about diverticulosis ? I dont get sick that often

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    Definitely disclose your diverticulosis. It is better to be honest with your employer rather than hiding anything especially as you have great responsibility driving passengers to their various destinations. If you did have a flare up and it was found out you had not declared your condition, it could have consequences for your job if your illness affected your performance and the safety of your passengers.

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    It's your responsibility to assess whether or not you can drive safely, and no one else's . If you were asking me which you are not then I would doubt that Diverticulosis would create any major hazard. It might at times make you uncomfortable but that in itself doesn't make you a danger to anyone. I was a driver myself for over 45 years and unknown to me I suffered from a serious illness which created blood pressure of 380/ 280 + no one ever questioned my condition outside the times of licence renewal. Eventually I ended up with total kidney failure which I could not ignore.

    Good luck and try to keep calm, E

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    It's your responsibility to assess whether or not you can drive safely, and no one else's . If you were asking me which you are not then I would doubt that Diverticulosis would create any major hazard. It might at times make you uncomfortable but that in itself doesn't make you a danger to anyone. I was a driver myself for over 45 years and unknown to me I suffered from a serious illness which created blood pressure of 380/ 280 + no one ever questioned my condition outside the times of licence renewal. Eventually I ended up with total kidney failure which I could not ignore.

    Good luck and try to keep calm, E

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    I have Diverticular Disease and worked for Stagecoach for 7 years. Everyone was required to undertake a full medical when you should disclose your diverticulosis and all the medication you take, as it is required for Company Insurance purposes. As 50% of people over 50 have it I cannot see it being a problem. There were drivers there with many different controlled medical conditions. But the company does have a duty to the public and to cover itself. Certainly DD never was raised as a problem in the Depot I worked at. You will also be subject to random drugs and alcohol tests for which there is zero tolerance.

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