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I feel like hammered shite...

(6 Posts)
featherbag Sun 31-Mar-13 13:06:24

And I'm halfway through the 1st of 4 13 hour shifts, one after the other. Only early (4+) days but I feel sick, knackered, my memory's appalling, and my job is rather physical, and relies on me retaining information and have fast reactions. How on earth am I meant to keep this to myself?!

tiggytape Sun 31-Mar-13 15:06:42

You're not.
You should tell your employer (in confidence) and be risk assessed and moved to doing work that is safe in pregnancy if necessary. There are a lot of jobs where, even though you'd rather keep it quiet, you really are obliged to inform your employer that you are pregnant to avoid harm to yourself, the baby or others.

featherbag Sun 31-Mar-13 17:29:27

I've told the boss, but can't really be moved as there's only 1 'less strenuous' role and my 28-week pregnant colleague is doing that! I'm feeling a little better, just dreading starting all over again tomorrow!

purrpurr Sun 31-Mar-13 17:32:07

Can that really be how it's left? There's only one suitable role to go round and the other pregnant lady got there first? Aren't there any 'reasonable adjustments' they can make to your role? Sounds a bit barmy to me.

pinksky Sun 31-Mar-13 17:40:27

Sorry you're feeling shite, feather. I know the feeling and I don't have to struggle through such a long lot of shifts.
Have they done a risk assessment? It's really important they do one asap after you tell them. On a practical note make sure you're eating little and often.

featherbag Sun 31-Mar-13 18:04:07

It is a bit barmy today - I'm a nurse working in the resuscitation room today, so very busy, very fast, very unforgiving!

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