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To be beyond depressed at working more

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Thebrowntrout Sat 14-May-16 07:43:22

Here's the backdrop - worked loads, seven days a week, out till all hours, rubbish money.

Got a better paid job but then got ill, no sick pay.

Accumulated some debt.

Now I need to work more hours to pay back the debt but AIBU to be beyond depressed at the thought of it ? I've got used to having my evenings and my weekends...

Optimist1 Sat 14-May-16 08:13:38

Can you do some calculations to determine how long the extra hours are needed to clear your debt? Work it out for 1) working evenings and weekends, 2) working evenings only and 3) working weekends only. Then you might see which is the most "do-able" for you, and knowing that it's only going to last for x amount of time should help.

You're absolutely right to face the debt and take steps to tackle it, instead of ignoring it and hoping it goes away! Best of luck to you.

QuiteLikely5 Sat 14-May-16 08:15:52

What job do you do that requires you to work all hours?

Can't you retrain?

Is your debt thousands?

How many hours per wk do you have to work

Thebrowntrout Sat 14-May-16 08:21:30

It's not loads but it is in relation to my earnings.

Probably around 50-60. It's the never having a day off that gets to you.

crankyblob Sat 14-May-16 09:11:28

yanbu surely consistently working that long is going to have long term effects on your health?

Do you have any transferable skill to find another job?

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