In the past I had questions about interviewing several times for a promotion within my office and not being offered any of the jobs. Initially I thought it is due to not having a degree.
Recently though a friend mentioned it might be due to a chronic condition that has, a few times a year, kept me from working in the office for a several days to a couple weeks, depending on the severity of the flare-up. It's well-known in the office that I have a medical condition, so those interviewing are aware.
I've been invited, yet again, to interview for the same position. Currently most of the office is working from home, myself included, so they could have easily interviewed without my knowledge.
Therefore I have 2 questions:
Is it likely I'm a courtesy interview or placeholder because they're required to interview a certain number of candidates?
Is it appropriate to ask if my medical condition causes concern about my ability to perform the job functions of the position?
Thank you for your thoughts and answers!
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