I hope everyone is as well as you can be. I’m just wondering if I could have your thoughts re a work related matter please?
18 months ago I requested a reduction in hours which was agreed - to be trialled on both sides for 3 months, then reviewed. The review didn’t happen due to managerial issues, but 12 months ago I was told my role/workload would be discussed after the appointment of a new manager. I was off sick for 3 months last year (not MS related) and the new manager was appointed during my absence. On my return I was told I’d have a review ‘in due course’ as there were lots of things to be sorted out. I’ve been happy to be patient, but basically have been struggling to do full time work in part time hours and feeling more and more like I’ve been ‘drowning’ in it all! On Thurs I felt so rubbish on the way to work I nearly turned round and came home - but didn’t. Told the manager how stressed and ill I was feeling about it all and the meeting is now scheduled for the end of this week, which is good. What I want to say is that I need my workload to be reduced, as I cannot manage full time work in part time hours and I am no longer prepared to try because it’s affecting my health. If they consider the position to be full time and therefore can’t accommodate the reduction in hours (and therefore workload) I understand that but they will need to terminate my employment because I can’t go on as I am. Sooo do you guys think that sounds reasonable? Should I just deal with this as mentioned or do you think I need to contact my MS Nurse/GP to inform them of the situation and tell them I’m struggling with the effects of stress on my MS? Do you think I need to take further advice from Citizen Advice or whoever?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. THANK YOU.