This post has taken some time to do. Not only because of MrH recent hospital stay but because it has been quiet upsetting. However, some of you have noticed I mentioned a new job in my post about resets so I figured I better get on with it. If you recall from my post Well That Was Fun I visited A&E and having been given extra pain relief and a referral to see the Spinal Team I went home prepared to return to work the following day. One of my employers (D1) said OK, the other (D2) requested a note from my GP to confirm I was well enough to work before he would allow this.
So when I contacted my GP she issued a sick note for 3 weeks.
Things got worse. My office junior told a friend I trust that two of the directors had told her that she couldn’t trust me, not to speak to me and that I wasn’t coming back. I thought things over for a few days, tried to speak to the office junior with no response, and eventually, I tendered my resignation. D1 responded by saying they were shocked and that they had no idea where I would get such an idea? Perhaps I would like to reconsider? I took a few days to respond deciding exactly how to explain myself properly. In the end I told them I had not changed my mind, and I had not made this decision hastily either. Arrangements were made for MrH to collect my things.
I started looking for a part time job and received an invitation to attend an interview. MrH drove me there as I was still unable to drive and they offered me the job. It’s only 4 miles from home, less than a 10 minute drive and absolutely perfect. I work 5 hours a day and it’s enough. Financially it will be a strain but emotionally and physically it is proving much better. The people are nice and we have a giggle during the day. It is taking some time to get used to leaving early in the afternoon but it is such a relief to get home and relax, that I am sure I will adjust to it soon enough.
So there it is, the end of one chapter and the start of another. It is a 5 month contract, but it may be extended, and I am hoping it is, not only because my CV is starting to look more like a novel than a CV, but because I am enjoying it too.