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Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:39:29

I got a new job but need to work another four weeks of my notice. I just cant cope though ive got so much to do im drained i just want to go off sick. Sorry to be babyish and pathetic but i just cant face going in

Vixxfacee Thu 22-Oct-15 19:41:02

Do you have any holiday left?

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 22-Oct-15 19:42:32

Is there a back story? Because if not that is pretty poor to be honest.

winchester1 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:49:02

Feelings like jacking is fine dong it would be a bit shit.
Have you any holidays? Could afford to take some unpaid leave so.its worth asking?
If not sorry but you just have to suck it up cake

I'm on notice to leave at the end of the month (possibly - its complicated) and being moaned at a lot at the moment for other peoples mistakes, but thems the breaks sometimes with work. grin

Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:49:05

No hol left. Backstory is job too stressful. Was off for six weeks with stress in May and things not changed at all. Found a new job but eight week notice period is killing me. I never had an issue with work in other jobs but im finding this so hard

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 22-Oct-15 19:53:05

Maybe do what Winchester suggested and ask about unpaid leave or even gardening leave.

Or yes use up any holiday you haven't taken.

Sympathy - it is horrid to be in a job you hate.

Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 19:59:34

I very much doubt ill get unpaid leave and havent got hols x

winchester1 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:06:27

If you are actually ill with stress which it sounds like then get signed off.
Your op made it sound couldn't be arsed but now I think its more than that.

Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:08:01

Thanks im trying to stay but its increasingly hard x

Gunpowderplot Thu 22-Oct-15 20:10:44

If you don't need a reference, you could just leave. They won't sue you for it (unless you're some amazing employee who brings in loads of money, or something). They'd obviously rather you left without working full notice than went off sick, and it would be more ethical. Best to try to agree it first.

Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:12:47

Thanks i might need a reference in future and want to be fair to the team so i cant really go off sick so im trapped for the next few weekssad

winchester1 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:25:13

Just keep your head down don't take on anything extra (the phrase you'll have to cope without me soon I'm helping you prepare is a good one) and leave and arrive on time everyday. Don't take work home physically or emotionally.
Leave work with a skip because you ate one fay closer to freedom (has to be said in the brave heart voice grin )

And well just count the days off

winchester1 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:26:10

Ate one fay = are one day

Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:38:27

Lol thanks. Going to try to go in tomorrow how much use ill be is a question but ive felt like the walking dead for a good while so i should be used to it

winchester1 Thu 22-Oct-15 21:15:31

You don't have to be useful really you are training them to do your job not do it yourself smile

Faye12345 Thu 22-Oct-15 22:18:09

Im going to phone my gp tomorrow and hopefully get an appointment

Faye12345 Fri 23-Oct-15 09:31:56

Hi I have an GP appointment at 3.45pm today so will let you know how it goes

winchester1 Fri 23-Oct-15 10:42:44

Good luck smile

Faye12345 Fri 23-Oct-15 19:22:35

The GP was lovely and signed me off until I leave. Feel better today but still feel i cant face another month x

winchester1 Fri 23-Oct-15 21:00:28

That's good news can you get away and really relax for a little while?

Faye12345 Fri 23-Oct-15 21:21:04

Hi i feel better already but the guilt about being off will begin soon! I think ill just take one day at a time and try to relax after over a year of work stress! Thanks for your help guys xx

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