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Look for new job, though TTC/training in current job, though planning to leave

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Greyponcho Sun 03-Apr-16 09:26:15

Sorry if this is a long one, but I'll try not to drip feed.

I've been in current job for nearly 18 months.
I wasn't happy in my last job as I had been forced into a role I didn't want. When I joined, they insisted it was 48 hours per week contract - that's how it had to be for this part of the company due to operational hours, I negotiated hmm down to 45 - desperation for new job I suppose. Old job was 42 hours, new one was less travelling.
My line manager doesn't like me/ apparently intimidated by me (I only know her through this job, but when she heard I was joining the company she cried about it, didn't speak to me for the first few days I worked there, several other people warned me not to let her exclude me from things). Let's call her Sarah.
Sarah and a younger colleague, let's call her Alison, get along famously- Alison is Sarah's number two, thick as thieves having 'meetings' together. Recently found out Alison's contracted hours are less than mine, but has been with the company a fair while, presumably before contracts changed. It is accepted by the bosses at a national level that Alison is a junior grade to me, but Alison insists that's not the case.
Someone else joined the team last summer, let's call him Ben. Ben is lovely & also on the same contracted hours as Alison hmm.

Sarah does exclude me, undermines my ability, keeps me at arms length from many things. When planning her sabbatical (5 months away from the company), she was gearing Alison up for taking over the important parts of Sarah's role. The reality is I spent a good proportion of her absence correcting mistakes she had made/Alison was making: it is a role I am capable of. My job, as it is, has been a step back for me in terms of doing what I'm capable of.

Sarah is due to return and I'm not looking forward to it. I also want to progress in my career.

WiBU to ask for training to be paid by my current company knowing I want to leave? (Ben and Alison get all the training, but I get nothing)

Also, WIBU to join a new company knowing that soon, I'll be TTC (although health issues may prolong the actual conception occurring), so that I'll have a (hopefully) nicer job to return to after mat leave, if and when that happens?

<feels undervalued>

Greyponcho Sun 03-Apr-16 10:01:05

Oops, should've put that when I joined new company it was '48 hours'.

Greyponcho Tue 05-Apr-16 20:27:29

Ok, so maybe IABU for bumping this thread but I'm doing it because Maui in the hope of some replies...

Feebot2001 Tue 05-Apr-16 20:42:02

Look for a new job, there is a lot to be said for work life balance. I'd imagine resentment would build the longer you are stuck doing more hours than you want to.

Sorry I can no more advice than that

jennifer86 Wed 06-Apr-16 18:51:12

I agree, from what you have said I would look for a new job. TTC can take years and you don't want to be stuck in a job you hate while you're going through that. But I also don't think there's anything wrong with asking for training which it sounds like you should be getting if your colleagues are already getting it?

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