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Im going back to work full time but im not sure how im going to function. Ive never had six months off ill before im looking forward to going bacck in one way but scared in another crazy isnt it.

Is tomorrow your first day back? Hope everything goes well! :)

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Im going back to work full time but im not sure how im going to function. Ive never had six months off ill before im looking forward to going bacck in one way but scared in another crazy isnt it.

Best wishes for your return to work. I will also be returning to work soon, I have been on the sick since February.

 

I work in a very busy, very noisy office with about ten staff in the room packed in like sardines. When we are busy we are all on the phones talking at the same time. It is not unusual to hear the colleague sitting next to me louder than the caller on my own phone, also there is the relentless noise of the radio in the background to contend with. We also have to deal with requests streaming in from a fax machine, requests from internal and external emails and staff queries also need to be dealt with. I cannot multi-task and needless to say I get exhausted.

 

On my lunch-break I usually go looking for an empty room I can use just to have some peace for half hour as the staff-room provides no respite from noise with the TV always on and staff coming and going speaking on their mobiles.

 

I have to say that the staff are friendly but don't seem to understand that I need to be left alone to get on with my job. This lack of understanding led me to have some kind of meltdown in work and a couple of weeks later I went sick as I could not cope.

 

My GP has said I can return to work soon. I have been referred to a consultant psychiatrist and am waiting for a date for that. Meantime I will be returning to work without a diagnosis.

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Bruce

Is there any way to transfer to a more suitable environment, anyway?  :(

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Is there any way to transfer to a more suitable environment, anyway?  :(

When I return I will try and have a chat with my supervisor about the situation, maybe a few changes can be made that would help. To be realistic I cannot see them making any substantial changes so I will have to see how things go. I would feel guilty about rocking the boat, but I need to work.

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Toran

Thanks for the support will let you know how it went tomorrow night.

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Bruce
When I return I will try and have a chat with my supervisor about the situation, maybe a few changes can be made that would help. To be realistic I cannot see them making any substantial changes so I will have to see how things go. I would feel guilty about rocking the boat, but I need to work.

That might be enough but the way you describe the workplace, there won't be much they can really do! Otherwise, maybe look for another job?

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Yes, in the long-term it might be better to look for another job. I cannot say that I enjoy the one I have, but in today's climate I am lucky to have a job and most importantly, it pays the bills. But yes, another direction is the best answer.

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Bruce

Even if it was just a less noisy environment, wouldn't that make quite a difference? I've worked in call centres but I didn't find those to be as noisy as yours seems to be! Best wishes with that, anyway.

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Toran

Ive just got back from my first day at work it was a bit of a shock to the system after six months but got through it ok. Today was about my return to work meeting and going over all the changes that have been implemented during my time off on the sick. Its all changed as a lot more has gone electronic and got new devices to to input all the work. Im feeling fairly ok after it but will take awhile to get back into the work pattern but im on a phased return so hopefully I can get back into it gradually and will feel more like normality each day.

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Yes, in the long-term it might be better to look for another job. I cannot say that I enjoy the one I have, but in today's climate I am lucky to have a job and most importantly, it pays the bills. But yes, another direction is the best answer.

I can empathise with that I would like a change too but after six years its a bit scarey to change especially like you said there are so few jobs available at the moment.

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