hope everyone is happy and as well as we can be.
can i call on your collective relevant experience please? i love my job (secondary school teacher, head of a small department), but have to be practical and logical about it now, especially since my line manager mooted a few weeks ago about possible medical retirement. i can’t actually go on like this any more as i am failing to go into work- 4 days in a row now, and have had 35 additional days’ worth of absence since september. they’ve been really good about it on the whole but enough is getting enough.
anyway, to ask on a more practical level, has anyone on this site had to give up work or been medically retired? if so, what is the process of stopping work? am i correct in thinking that this has to come from employers? if you have been medically retired, how has this worked out for you? have you managed to live on whatever you’ve been granted? has your pension kicked in? sorry to overload on the questions but i thought if anyone knows about this, someone here will…
hugs and best wishes, fluffyollie xx