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Quitting job because of covid

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Ontheblackhill Tue 21-Apr-20 19:17:28

I would like some advice. I have just started a part time job after years as a SAHM . I was really looking forward to it for a break and a bit of financial independence. However the job is working with a vulnerable client group who are not compliant with the lockdown. None of them are sticking to the rules. My new employer now wants me on site doing direct work with these clients. The issue is that my husband, although young, falls into the vulnerable group as he has serious heart problems and was told by his consultant to do everything to avoid getting covid. We can live comfortably off his income and he can work from home for the foreseeable so we are following strict social isolation. If you were me would you quit your new job? I am seriously considering giving in my notice this week . I guess I am worried as it took ages to get this job and I hate being financially dependent but I know i need to keep my husband safe.

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WhyNotMe40 Tue 21-Apr-20 19:20:09

I would if I were you

unhappyclap Tue 21-Apr-20 19:21:17

As you ccan live comfortably with one income, I would quit too.

Knowhowufeel2 Tue 21-Apr-20 19:22:22

I would quit; you can always get another job once this is over.

ssd Tue 21-Apr-20 19:22:56

I would certainly quit.

itsasmallworldafterall Tue 21-Apr-20 19:25:51

Yes, it's not worth the risk. Although having financial independence is good, what position would you be left in if something did happen to your husband. You can't take a risk with health.

Atla Tue 21-Apr-20 19:25:53

In your circumstances I think I would quit too, and make it clear to your employer why. Is there any chance of taking unpaid leave/furlough for you?

Ontheblackhill Tue 21-Apr-20 19:27:30

I have suggested unpaid leave, doing training from home but they are not amenable. Their view is that risk is much lower than people working in care homes so I should just suck it up.

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AmelieTaylor Tue 21-Apr-20 19:28:10

No brainier and I wouldn't be working my notice either.

Your DH is worth far more than this.

AmelieTaylor Tue 21-Apr-20 19:28:59

fuck their bar is low

Just tell them to get stuffed

Selfsettling3 Tue 21-Apr-20 19:29:44

You can asked to be furloughed for childcare reasons. Have a look on the website pregnant then screwed.

AmelieTaylor Tue 21-Apr-20 19:30:00

Even after this is over they're not the sort of people you want to be working for.

Tell them to shove it and do not go back.

Alb1 Tue 21-Apr-20 19:30:28

I’d quit, this could go on for a long time so it doesn’t sound like it’s the job for you.

BigChocFrenzy Tue 21-Apr-20 19:30:29

No brainer
Don't risk your DH's health / life when you don't really need the money

Ontheblackhill Tue 21-Apr-20 19:31:07

I think they believe that their clients need us and we should provide a service. Mine us that the clients wont die if I dont go to work physically but my husband might If i do. Not having any of it though.

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pocketem Tue 21-Apr-20 19:40:45

Sounds like you never really wanted to go back to work in the first place

jessycake Tue 21-Apr-20 19:53:31

Give it up , I wouldn't take the risk , you would never forgive yourself if anything happened to him

winterisstillcoming Tue 21-Apr-20 19:58:10

Quit. But do start saving as well. Just in case your husband falls ill.

MonaLisaDoesntSmile Tue 21-Apr-20 20:07:31

@pocketem To me it sounds like OP definitely wanted to work in first place but does not want to expose her husband to getting ill...

Queeftastic Tue 21-Apr-20 20:42:37

Resign. Yesterday. You're complying with medical advice.

I think maybe you need to reframe this as a sensible move, as withdrawing from a potentially very dangerous activity rather than something which you feel you could be judged negatively for.

Family first. Always.

Ontheblackhill Tue 21-Apr-20 21:23:23

Thank you. Yes, I know you are all right. It's very disappointing but I dont think I have a choice. We have started saving already and we have sickness insurance should he fall Ill.

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PicsInRed Tue 21-Apr-20 21:35:26

You say you looked forward to financial independence. Does your husband share his money with you? Is he generous and it is family money ...or do you have to ask and be given it from his "gift"?

Is the relationship strained?

Ontheblackhill Tue 21-Apr-20 21:40:55

No he gives all the money to me and I manage it so no concerns there at all. Everything is equal and I hold all the savings.

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Peppapug71 Tue 21-Apr-20 22:31:05

I'm a TA in a local primary school. I'm in year 6. My job is a fixed term contract and finishes in July, I don't really enjoy it and I want to start studying for a degree instead. I have sorted out a place. I'm a 1:1 for child with complex needs and it's very challenging.

I'm worried about schools reopening before the end of the summer term and my potential exposure to coronavirus at school. There are 31 in my class. I have two dcs of my own. If I became ill it would be difficult as my Dh works away. I'm also a carer for my dad. My dad is severely disabled and has just recovered from pneumonia. He cannot look after himself so I regularly help him with cleaning, shopping etc

Dh says to resign if I want to, we can manage without my wages, am I overreacting?

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