Whinge about work

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Leanne27, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Leanne27

    Leanne27 Mum to Olivia & Isla & TTC no 3 with new partner.

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    This is a bit of a whinge more than anything so sorry about that!

    I have 3 weeks left to go until Mat Leave starts and I am starting to struggle with my job, which I think is quite stressful (i'm a Probation Officer). Anyway woke up this morning feeling a bit rubbish, exhausted, tummy pains been keeping me awake, sore throat and headache and decided to call in sick. (My sick record by the way is only 4 days off sick for the whole of the pregnancy which I thought was pretty good going seeing as I am 31 weeks now and before this I had gone the year without a sick day). Have Annual Leave booked for tomorrow so will likely only be one day off sick before back to the grind again.

    Anyway..... my boss was quite rude on the phone and made me feel guilty for calling in and made me feel as if I was faking just by her attitude. Then she said 'well how will you manage with all your reports due?' bearing in mind I had asked last week to have a report taken off me as I couldn't cope with the workload and was told to deal with it, i thought this was a bit rich! I have the second highest workload out of our whole team!

    They are literally squeezing every bit out of me that they can. There will be no chance for me to start winding down my workload before Mat Leave and then to act quite rude when I explain that I am not feeling well and wont be in today, just made me cross and worry about being off sick. Sorry whinge over.

    Has anyone else taken the odd day for feeling generally rubbish or tired because of pregnancy and then worried about it because of the reaction of their boss?


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  2. Yazz_n_bump

    Yazz_n_bump Me, Fiancé & Jack! :)

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    To be honest - if you don't finish your workload by the time your mat leave starts... what exactly can they do hey? :p They can't sack you. ;) So you take your bloody time with it! Who cares if you only get one report done hey :p Just chill and take your time.

    I've had only 3 days off at my work in the whole of 35 weeks of being there, the last time I took a sick day my boss was quite rude and was like 'your sick AGIAN?' although it had been over a month and half since I last called into work. Just be firm with them when you go back in, I told my boss that I thought he was quite rude! He later apolgisied.
    Honestly it's not that bad, there's another preg girl who works with me and she rings in sick at least 2 days a week.. every week even though there's not a lot wrong with her. Once I even bumped into her in town shopping when she should of been at work but was 'sick,' lol! There are a lot worse people out there.
     
  3. emsie

    emsie Mum of 2 under 2

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    Yep i have chick. I have taken six days off in 33 weeks and to be honest i am passed caring now, there are people in my department hat have had more time off with man flu. Don't worry about work it really means nothing in the grand scheme of things, in a few weeks you will have a baby and that's all that matters.

    I finish on 11th Feb and I too don't know how i am going to cope until then, I am so tired all the time and as i have a wild child in my belly, she is constantly kicking me. So i am full of joy at the moment as you can probably tell,.
     
  4. poppy144

    poppy144 Well-Known Member

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    I really do feel for you. I have had 2 half day's sick and a full day since being pregnant so only equates to 2 full days but I felt like I was letting people down. There are people at work (non pregnant) who have had way more sick days then me and dont seem to give a stuff so now I think why should I? I think u feeling bad shows u do care about your job but as other ladies have said you need to put yourself and baby first!

    I finish next Friday and I cant blimin wait. You have a nice relaxing day and rest - most of us are feeling rubbish about now but just keeping thinking about your beautiful bubba who is nearly here. X
     
  5. 0400772

    0400772 Im having a baby!! :)

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    If im correct in my assumptions i think that fact you have asked for reduced workload and denied is against the law? not sure on that one but defo worth an investigation online or at citizens advice.

    Secondly i agree that you need to be firm and tell them to do one. how dare they make you feel bad! very rude indeed.

    I am liek you in regards to wanting my work all up to date before i leave but now i think what the hell happens if i go into labour early!cant really do it then! instead at the end of everyweek i sent my boss an email telling her what i have managed to do and what i still need to do , that way she knows exactly what still needs to get done in case of anything. This might be an approach, espeically if you have a big workload as they will see EXACTLY what you actually do! , especially in comparasson to your non pregnant colleagues! xx

    chin up chick xxx
     
  6. Leanne27

    Leanne27 Mum to Olivia & Isla & TTC no 3 with new partner.

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    Thank you everyone for your kind and helpful responses!

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