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To wish I didn’t quit my job?

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Pettyspaghetti · 08/10/2018 14:18

Me and DH work for the same company. Went into work last week to see DHs hours have been reduced from 40 to 15 per week. This is due to him calling in sick, the owner got pissed off, so cut his hours dramatically. My hours have also been changed, but not reduced. We have both handed our notice in, effective immediately, which the owner has accepted. I did tell the owner that if he gave DH his hours back then We’ll forget the whole thing happened, but he’s having none of it. He didn’t want to lose me as an employee but has a serious problem with DH.
I’m now really regretting this, I’m sat here crying thinking of how we’re going to support DD.
The work place isn’t the best place to work at, owner constantly coming in shouting at all staff, installing cameras to spy on staff via his phone, changing hours without notice etc etc.
But I feel really really shit and wish I hadn’t done it. Any advice? I’m an emotional wreck right now.

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Holidayfromreal · 08/10/2018 14:21

You have two options really, grovel to your boss and see if he will have you back but not DH or get job hunting ASAP. It was a bit of a silly thing to do but it will work out ok and being sad about it won't help. Flowers

SpoonBlender · 08/10/2018 14:26

Dry your eyes and go job hunting. That was an awful environment, you can do better!

PillowOfSociety · 08/10/2018 14:32
  1. Go back to your boss, say you realise that you mixed up home and work concerns and if he would like you to continue, you are able.
  2. Job hunt like mad, and give your DH a good talking to - was his sickness 100% genuine every time? Did he talk to the boss about his sickness, show that he was taking steps to improve his health etc?
  3. Develop a more professional attitude. Was your DH informed officially about his hours or did you see the reduction in the course of your work and tell him / precipitate the mass resignation? At work you and your DH need to act independently as employees, and not react so emotionally. It really is not on to try and force your boss to accept DH back if he wants you to stay. He sounds like a bad boss, and you should try and find an alternative job - but you also acted unprofessionally.

I really do hope that you can sort this out quickly.
Gazelda · 08/10/2018 14:42

I think I'd be grovelling to your former boss, and job hunting at the same time. He sounds a shit employer, but it's worth burying your pride to get some income coming into the household. But get a different job as soon as you can.
Your DH needs to get straight out there and take whatever job he can find.
Good luck

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