Page 28 of 38 FirstFirst ... 182627282930 ... LastLast
Results 271 to 280 of 379

Thread: Don't know what to do about work (SH)

  1. #271
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Dudley, Birmingham
    Posts
    336
    We eat together in the evenings, but I don't think I should talk about my depression and coping methods in front of our children. And I didn't want her to worry. But she knows now.

    I've found someone at work, above me but below my manager, who agrees that some of the tasks I'm being given to do as "high priority" are relatively menial compared to the tasks which impact functionality.
    I'll tell my manager in the morning. I've been emailing him the last 2 days, but gotten no replies, not even to the request for time off for my appointment next week.

  2. #272
    Boss Lady ;) Suzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Surrey. UK
    Posts
    75,034
    But didn't she question why you said you had food poisoning and no one else did?

    I would suggest that rather you saying x said this, that and the other that x goes and tells your manager themselves rather than it looking like you have been talking about it all behind your managers back!


  3. #273
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Dudley, Birmingham
    Posts
    336
    The excuse about food poisoning involved the sandwich I had made at home and eaten at work for lunch.

    I'll try emailing my manager again. One of his complaints is that I don't communicate effectively with the rest of the team.

  4. #274
    Boss Lady ;) Suzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Surrey. UK
    Posts
    75,034
    I'd email him in and bcc your union rep and then you're covered.
    How are you feeling?


  5. #275
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Dudley, Birmingham
    Posts
    336
    I'm still feeling overwhelmed. The decision about my (dis)continued employment will be a week on Tuesday, so I'll keep working hard until then.
    Not to impress my line manager - nothing I do will accomplish that - but so as not to inconvenience my work friends.

  6. #276
    Boss Lady ;) Suzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Surrey. UK
    Posts
    75,034
    Are you keeping your Union Rep in the picture with everything that's going on...


  7. #277
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Dudley, Birmingham
    Posts
    336
    I've been CCing her into all the emails, so hopefully she's got all she needs to know.

  8. #278
    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Jane Austen country
    Posts
    40,340
    Can you try to relax this weekend?
    ‘When all else fails, use glitter instead’

  9. #279
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Dudley, Birmingham
    Posts
    336
    It's been an easier weekend than most so far, but I have a little extra work to do after church tomorrow because I'll be on holiday next week, so they need 2 week's of newsletters writing instead of the usual one. I'll wait until the kids go to bed so I can concentrate on it.

  10. #280
    Boss Lady ;) Suzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Surrey. UK
    Posts
    75,034
    Where are you going on holiday? You, your wife and children?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •