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bingbunnyisevil Thu 09-Jun-16 13:05:45

I've been back to work a few weeks and I'm struggling. Been doing a few days a week but will be increasing in a couple of weeks. I'm finding myself working late without pay,

I'm missing things I normally wouldn't because I've got too much to do. My boss was off this week which didn't help. There was loads of stuff hitting the fan and I knew very little about any of it, just had to try and fix it. A lot of things have changed while I was on maternity and I haven't got my head round it all yet.

The girl doing the days I'm not is leaving so she does very little on my days off and doesn't leave a handover. My boss is moving to another role too so doesn't give a crap either.

I'm feeling really overwhelmed and dreading my days increasing. My partner is going mad at me for being late home and not being paid. I'm going to be doing 4 days but the way things are going I will be doing the same hours as I would doing 5 days but not getting paid for one day. I've been suffering anxiety which isn't helping. I'm stressed, frazzled and tired. I feel like handing in my notice to be honest (can't afford to though!) Does anyone have any advice?

Kosullivan Thu 09-Jun-16 13:48:22

Ok so honestly stop doing work you're not getting paid for!! Especially when it's causing you mental health issues! Speak to HR and let them know what's going on, tell them it's unfair to expect you to do 5 days work in that time. You have rights at work, don't forget that.

bingbunnyisevil Thu 09-Jun-16 20:47:48

I know I should but we are extremely short staffed. I've always bent over backwards to help out and I hate seeing things go wrong. I probably care too much. I feel so guilty not seeing enough of my child. I think I should maybe look at doing something less stressful. I'd like to go back to my old department but can't ask for a transfer as they have no vacancies and we are massively understaffed.

Believeitornot Thu 09-Jun-16 20:49:12

Yes get a new job. And stop doing the extra hours. I'm not surprised your dh is angry. I would be.

user1467003333 Mon 27-Jun-16 06:01:58

People keep saying I'd be better off staying at home with my baby than going to work part time, I don't want to leave my baby at all what could I do ?

fabulous01 Mon 27-Jun-16 07:42:35

A lot of part timers say they work full time but don't get paid. My colleagues told me it took them 6 months to get back into it. Just take one day at a time but remember you won't be same as you were before in terms of delivery so don't be hard on yourself. You are probably doing a fab job. Just work on reducing those hours as you can't give everything

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