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ThinkAboutItTomorrow Wed 05-Nov-14 22:55:17

It's only Wednesday and I have worked a 45 hour week already. That's 15 hour days each day, if I count the weekend work then I am at over 50 hours.

I have been away from my family all week and miss my little girl

I am now in a hotel room in the arse end of nowhere and drinking wine from a styrofoam cup (hotel chosen for location not quality) and eating pringles for tea as the hotel had stopped doing food by the time I finished work and got here.

It's just been relentless the last few weeks, this is pretty typical, I am knackered.

Come and share your woes....

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Wed 05-Nov-14 23:08:10

I would, but I fear I would bum you out too much.
Enjoy the well earned wine though.

JustSayNoNoNo Wed 05-Nov-14 23:11:50

Blood pressure sky high.
Staff taking the piss.
Anyone see a connection? grin

Think, time for a new job?

OraProNobis Wed 05-Nov-14 23:12:32

I get that it's tough on you - so
I'll subscribe to your pity party but please spare a thought for those of us who'd love to work but can't for whatever reason (medical in my cases). I miss the times I had doing what you're doing now. Oh shit - sorry - I'm hijacking your pity party!

ThinkAboutItTomorrow Wed 05-Nov-14 23:14:21

I actually like my job, but in manageable hours. It's interesting and fun. But I only want to do it for 40 hours a week.

Sorry Littleprincess if you have real problems. mine is just a whinge, I know I have much to be happy about really.. just weary.

ThinkAboutItTomorrow Wed 05-Nov-14 23:15:52

Hijack away. Perspective is good!

OraProNobis Wed 05-Nov-14 23:21:26

smile I would have grumbled too at that many hours tbh. It's easy have rosy-hued memories or wishes that bear no resemblance to the reality at all! And I'd hate to be missing the DC so you deserve your party!

primarynoodle Wed 05-Nov-14 23:22:13

im hijacking your pity party...

just spent 2 houra of my life freezing cold watching city get screwed over by the worlds most bent ref!!!

1st world probs I know I know wine wine

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Wed 05-Nov-14 23:28:39

My electric blanket seems to have died. Does that count?
DH is out with a friend so is prob going to get in as soon as I crash reeking of beer and trying to warm his toes.

I am listening to the intermittent fireworks and thanking my lucky stars I don't live in any region threatened by ISIS/Taliban though :-(

Whiskwarrior Wed 05-Nov-14 23:30:01

I may win this one...

Had to make a homeless application at the council today because I'm under an accelerated possession order in my privately rented house (because the LL needs to move in and I'm struggling to find anywhere else private, not because I'm a bad tenant or anything).

Plus I've got to go and have a colposcopy next week (again) for suspected HPV.

Can I have an award/certificate/cash prize because I could do with something positive at the moment!

OraProNobis Wed 05-Nov-14 23:34:32

I can offer you flowers whisk and wish you well smile

championnibbler Wed 05-Nov-14 23:49:57

YANBU. Over 50 is a lot of hours per week.
I hope you get a break from it very soon and get to see your little girl.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 06-Nov-14 00:21:59

Whinge away thinkaboutittomorrow , that many hours is ridiculous.

I have health problems, and I seem to be collecting rare conditions like some people collect stamps. The latest of which has the potential to blind me if they don't treat it properly.
I'm just out of hospital, after 4 weeks of being very ill (lumbar puncture triggered complications) I finally found a Dr who listened and got me help and admitted me, where I was in for 4 days. I was then discharged too early really after being given some potentially worrying news.
I am on the waiting list for 1 definite major op (which will be life changing and is scaring me!), and a colonoscopy which will decide whether I need another major op (petrified it will, as combined with op one I will never be well again).
On top of those I have a rare blood vessel disorder which complicates everything so much, and getting help for it is nearly impossible as so few Drs understand it.
I have depression, though my CBT was ended as she said it wasn't working (true) but left me with no support at all. I have been refused any more counselling as I have had 8 weeks already, and my GP is reluctant to prescribe anything as I reacted badly to the last lot of meds. So I just have to muddle through.
Plus DH lost a major contract as I needed him to care for me and rush me up to hospital a lot before I was admitted, so money is scarily tight.
Told you it would bum you out - sorry.

But I have beautiful children, a roof over our heads and food in our tummies, and for those things I am very thankful. Especially my kids, because even on my darkest day their laughter makes battling on worth it.

And before my health got bad I had a job that worked me very hard, so I can sympathise totally with feeling the way you do.
Enjoy the wine, and send some this way!!

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 06-Nov-14 00:22:44

Oops, sorry for the Woe essay! Felt good to get it out though.

My granddad died on Monday night. I'm stuck on the other side of the world while My family grieve together. Since we lost nana a few months ago, the house will now be sold - after all the relatives have taken every precious memory out of it and thrown them to the charity shops. My grandparents and their home were the only thing in England I felt I wanted to come back for. I feel like I lost my country as well as my loved ones.

Mope mope mither and mope

ThinkAboutItTomorrow Thu 06-Nov-14 06:41:16

Sorry for everyone toughing it at the moment.

Upwards from here?

Anewmeanewname Thu 06-Nov-14 06:50:33

flyingspaghetti that's really heartbreaking! Treasure your happy memories- I hope you are able to feel better about things soon.

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