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Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 22:05:45

I work in NHS hospital and the long hours are getting too much. I can hardly get to the dentist get my car serviced let alone spend time with family .
Also the intensity of the work is getting worse... Really not sure if I want to stick it out for the rest of the year . I appreciate its not supposed to be fun and like hard work but am flagging quite badly.

Bluelightsandsirens Thu 21-Mar-13 22:10:00

How long have you been employed with the NHS for? It is really hard to find a balance of working shifts and family life. Can your partner help with the practical things like getting the car serviced?

Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 22:14:01

I don't think so although he does help with the children when I work weekends and do a bit of tidying up.
It's so difficult to get time off as well as we are so short staffed.

Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 22:14:32

4 yrs

Bluelightsandsirens Thu 21-Mar-13 22:24:08

But you are entitled to your holiday entitlement, sounds like you need some time off to regroup.

What do you find so intense, is it day to day or specific duties?

Sorry you are feeling so wretched about it all

Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 22:40:53

It's a combination of things.. The intensity and challenge of the shifts which are demanding and tiring, and the overall busyness of the other days, and finishing late and the lack of time at home to do normal things. Also lack of support at times.
I enjoy it, at least most of it although working conditions could be better.

compoundinterest Thu 21-Mar-13 22:53:22

Could you reduce your hours? It's amazing what a difference working a few less hours can make. Public sector are much better at flexibility than industry so it's worth a shot.

The job market is tough at the moment. I would think twice about leaving something unless you don't need to worry about the money.

Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 23:00:30

I would look at a less demanding post or reducing hours rather than leaving altogether. The post I am in finishes in 4 months, if I left I would have to give 3 mos notice so hardly worth t now I suppose.

Bluelightsandsirens Thu 21-Mar-13 23:02:31

I'm assuming you are a nurse? You could apply for flexible working?

Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 23:06:02

I am a Dr. I am not eligible for less than full time training as I belong to the Trust not the Deanery. I can ask but have asked before and they said no.
It sure is possible to change contract or this job but maybe for next one.

Sitdownnexttome Thu 21-Mar-13 23:06:27

Not sure

Sitdownnexttome Fri 22-Mar-13 23:15:21


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