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I have had to take so much time off work of late due to serious ill health of my man who has moyamoya disease. My boss has been more than reasonable an I didn’t have any sick leave left however, it’s got to the stage where they need someone on the switchboard full time. I completely understand I just feel sad an I like my job & of course I am now concerned even more so financially. Instead of my boss terminating my employment he has given me the choice to resign & will pay me in lieu. I’m scared if I don’t resign now & something causes me to be unable to go to work I will get sacked immediately. My workplace has been more than fair with the time I’ve had off. I should feel more upset but I’m not, funny how the health of the man I love prioritises what’s important & what’s not. Not sure but think my last day is Friday. This will free me a little but bills still need paying so with my man unable to work I’m going to be job hunting again, sometimes a full time job in itself :)


Posted by sanjipanj, 11th February 2014


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  • great exellent

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  • I hope things have worked out for you and if you are not working that you are getting a carers pension and allowance to look after your husband, I got ill and had to stop work a few years ago, and I was the main wage earner, now my husband is my fulltime carer and I will never work again, he has put his life on hold to look after me, fortunately we own our home so we only have to pay our bills and live so financially it is not as stressful as it would be it we had a mortgage or rent to pay. I love my husband and am thankful for the sacrifices he has made for me.

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  • I hope there has been some joy come from somewhere with the health of your partner and financially.

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  • Best of luck. It is so hard when the pressure of work overrides the love and care you have for family. Hugs

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  • So sorry to read about this, hoping something turns up for you soon, don’t give up, something will come up before you know it. x

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  • I hope that things have settled down for you on the job front, and you’ve found something that you enjoy. And I really pray that your partner is improving in health every day. It’s hard enough worrying about employment or illness, but throwing them both in the mix together can’t have been easy for you.

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  • I hope things get better for you and your partner, how has the job hunting gone?

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  • awww hun, I hope things have improved for you, its never easy loosing a job, especially not when its to take care of a sick child. my thoughts and prayers are with you

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  • I hope things are starting to look up for you

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  • I would talk to centrelink they may be able to help with some type of carer payment.

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  • Im glad to hear your workplace has been kind about it and i wish you both all the luck!

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  • I know it is hard but at least your workplace has been fair – I know that a lot of them are not these days!

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  • you are really strong good job

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  • perhaps you can try working from home. or seek job that allows u to work remotely… I’m sure there’s plenty of option out there. All the best.

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  • stay strong and try and keep positive and hopefully things will have a way of working themselves out.

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