Hi, I am working full-time at the moment. 10 days out of a month I am in pain and 5 days I am in severe pain and sometimes I need my colleagues' help (I have to ask to swap the duty because of the pain - they understand me well though).
I would like to go on part-time (working in the morning) hoping it will give me a time to rest at home so I may have less pain. I have a school age son so I won't be having complete rest in the afternoon but he usually play outside with kids nearby so I would have chance to be on my own. My body is really tired even the week I don't have pain. I feel I can't keep asking my colleagues for help.
However, I am OK to work full-time most of the time(well it would be nice to catch up with house work). We are still paying our mortgage. I feel lazy being part-time when I am well.
I have many doctor's appointments and they have to be during the work hours and my manager is not very happy off course. If I work part-time I can go to see my doctor outside my work time.
Have anyone benefit (having less pain) reducing your work hours? If so maybe I can possibly persuade my husband...