New job issues

(5 Posts)
Gingerandproud Wed 14-Aug-13 18:54:21

I am in the first week of a new job. The job itself was not what I thought and there is a lot of computer use which is causing my tendinitis in my hands to come back. I haven't had it in 5 years. I didn't know just how much computer use there would be when I took the job. I have a gp tomorrow to hopefully get some braces, pain mets etc and have spoken to a manager, have a meeting with the bigger boss tomorrow. I'm so scared about what might happen. I'm thinking of looking for another job already.

I don't really know what I'm asking I just don't know what to do. I'm crying a lot, haven't slept or eaten much. Stbh is very supportive though.

ElephantsEye Wed 14-Aug-13 20:06:13

Sorry to hear about your situation.

I'm no expert, but do you think they did not describe the job properly (job ad/interview)? Was the level of computer use discussed at the interview? Did they ask you if you had any health conditions which you thought were relevant to carrying out the duties?

Will there be the same level of computer use every day? Perhaps this is a short-term backlog and the amount of computer use will diminish? Does anyone else do a similar role - could you share duties to minimise your computer use?

Hopefully someone with better advice (and fewer questions!) will be along shortly.

Gingerandproud Thu 15-Aug-13 12:31:48

I spoke to the boss today and he has given today and tomorrow off to think about what I'm gonna do.

EBearhug Thu 15-Aug-13 22:43:02

You've got the time off to think about what you're going to do? Or he's thinking about it as well, to consider what adjustments and other changes they can make to accommodate you?

Gingerandproud Fri 16-Aug-13 10:43:50

What I'm going to do

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