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Dread going back to work :( :(

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cuddlebug Mon 30-Jan-17 00:25:10

Sorry this might be a pointless post, but I am really dreading going back to work that the thought of it is making me feel ill. I work as a housekeeper in a care home, & I had to go off sick at 16 weeks because of some complications during my pregnancy and then went on maternity at 29 weeks. They have been supportive and I am grateful but I am just tired of being looked down at and being rushed off my feet cos we are so short staffed 99% of the time!

I am due to go back to work in May which is when my maternity ends and I am trying so hard to find another job while I am free but either they don't get back to me or I have been unsuccessful. I cannot afford to be a SAHM so I know you will all probably tell me to suck it up! I was already really low and depressed working there before I got pregnant. It's so repetitive, boring and on minimum wage.

If work (or the thought of it) was making your life so miserable, would you honestly go back there? I mean, money would be really tight but I will continue looking. Not even sure whether I'd be entitled to anything because I would have made myself unemployed. Xxx

AddToBasket Mon 30-Jan-17 00:40:42

May? Your mission is set: get a new job before May.

Yes, ok, you will have to go back if there is nothing else but you have still got time to find something better. What about retail or hospitality?

Manumission Mon 30-Jan-17 01:02:51

Hopefully the "suck it up" crowd will leave you alone. It's a horrible phrase and a nasty attitude.

If it's making you miserable, exhaust every other possibility. Life is too short to do a job you hate. Have you considered putting yourself in the hands of an employment agency?

Alternatively you could set up as self-employed or retrain. Could you afford retraining?

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