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To be dreading going back to work

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ryvitaandchocolate Thu 14-Dec-17 16:50:43

Going through finances and it's not adding up. I'm going to have to go back to my old job and I can't start back until the 22nd which means I'll definitely be working Christmas eve, Christmas day and boxing day. Away for new years.

I'm just moaning about it! I had so looked forward to Christmas with my children.

sorry for moan! Aibu to be gutted??

happypoobum Thu 14-Dec-17 16:52:36

Can you not go back after Christmas?

ryvitaandchocolate Thu 14-Dec-17 17:02:31

Can't really afford it ... especially with going away for new year, I am gutted though. I need to call them but have been putting it off.

Mammyloveswine Thu 14-Dec-17 21:08:28

Do you not have to give a notice period before going back? I have to give 8 weeks notice in writing of my return to work following maternity

December11 Thu 14-Dec-17 22:21:08

Maybe they'll already has rostered the Christmas days and you wont need to work those ones
Are you returning from Mat Leave?

ElleDubloo Thu 14-Dec-17 22:32:13

Why are you going away if finances are so tight?

MiltonTheCockroach Thu 14-Dec-17 22:53:40

Is money really that tight that you would forgo spending Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day with your children?

confusedlittleone Fri 15-Dec-17 06:56:42

I agree with @ElleDubloo

TaggieRR Fri 15-Dec-17 06:58:26

I would have thought you'd need to give notice. Surely Christmas staffing cover was sorted ages ago?

Splinterz Fri 15-Dec-17 06:58:50

Lets hope the emergency services, the armed forced, the NHS etc dont all take the 'is it really necessary to go to work' attitude

Dozer Fri 15-Dec-17 07:03:09

How old are your DC?

Oysterbabe Fri 15-Dec-17 07:08:09

I'd save money not going away at new year and spend Christmas with my children.

JediStoleMyBike Fri 15-Dec-17 07:19:00

I don't think you can bemoan working over Christmas and missing it if you are going away for New Year. It's just a priority thing. I hope you have a lovely time eitherway.

I would make sure they will have you back though - you do have to give notice. Mine had to be formal and in writing, 8 weeks in advance.

SunshineTheMonkey Fri 15-Dec-17 07:21:25

If you're going away for new year you can't complain about being skint.

I'd choose to be home for Christmas and cancel my holiday

Dozer Fri 15-Dec-17 07:54:47

Usually not possible to get money back for travel.

LoveProsecco Fri 15-Dec-17 07:57:29

You may not be able to get back travelling costs but may save on spending money if you cancel New Year.

Organise a lovely Christmas celebration on a non-working day

MiltonTheCockroach Fri 15-Dec-17 14:03:35

Lets hope the emergency services, the armed forced, the NHS etc dont all take the 'is it really necessary to go to work' attitude

The holiday rotas for those professions would have been worked out a long time ago so I doubt the OP (who we are responding to) is a member of any of them.

To be able to go back to work at such short notice gives me the impression she might be doing agency work, hence having to pick up the shifts others have turned down?

Maybe OP will come back and clarify.

ryvitaandchocolate Sat 16-Dec-17 12:41:42

Sorry only just saw this, it's agency work and yes maternity leave. We booked to go away for Christmas ages ago but since then we had some very unexpected costings and I guess we could cancel but it is paid for apart from some bits. I didn't mean to complain just having a bit of a whinge.

ryvitaandchocolate Sat 16-Dec-17 12:45:17

Also it's always the same if I go away, I dread going back, feel sick about it, then when I am back it is fine.

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