How to convince my GP to write me a note excusing me to work shiftwork
I am close to my early 50's. I have never worked shift work a day in my life. It's always been a desk type job. I have sleep apnea that isn't controlled very well by cpap therapy...that's been going on for almost a decade. My sleep is typically very fragmented. I am predisposed to depression but not depressed or taking any meds. I have off and on bouts of inflammatory bowel disease. My blood pressure is mildly high and I am somewhat overweight due to a recent issue with my back. We presently live in a hi-rise apartment where often maintenance is done during the day. Sleeping during the day is usually not feasible, especially since I am light sleeper.
There have been major cuts at my job. The HR department asked me to consider a shift work position where they have been trying to fill permanently for the last two years. The job is very stressful and has high demands. I told them that if they chose me, that it would be detrimental to my health. They then told me to get a doctor's note to support that. With their logic and mindset, I don't think they care if I fail at that job because they can turn around and lay me off due to incompetence. Or if my medical condition worsens, then I'd have to leave any ways. It's a win-win situation for them because they will have someone in the position (temporarily) and then they'll do the same to the next person.
Does anyone have an compelling arguments that I could use to persuade my GP to write me a note? A colleague of mine asked her GP and she was denied because she currently has no health issues.