I went off sick from work a couple of weeks before Christmas due to stress and anxiety about my illness and working full time at the same time. I was finding that i didnt have time to be ill and i just keot on feeling worse and worse in myself. I went back to the docs after 2 wks to get signed off and was advised to do adapted hours so less hrs and more convienient times esp with all the meds i take!
I have now been doing part time and adapted hours for 1 month and the difference in me is unreal, dont get me wrong i still have my good and bad days but when i am having a bad day i have got far more time to relax therefore having a better day after that etc.
Everyone has noticed a change in me and i feel much happier that these reduced hrs are actually helping me cope with my illness better.
Anyway i have told work this and also explained how much i appreciate them accomodating for me ,
they have now informed me that this isnt a permanent measure and that i have to get another fit note from the GP and after 3 months i will have to go back to my normal shifts!.
I am really reluctant to do this as why would i when my health issues are going to go back downhill?! I feel very frustrated about this and im not sure where i stand with this??!
I cant manage working full time and i can't manage the long shifts that i used to do, i am much happier doing these part time hours, it suits me and my illness so much better and i dont want to have to give up work!!
Please can anyone advise me on where i stand with this? Does my employer have to accomodate me? I'm so confused at the moment and stressed out and we all know this just makes things worse, thanks guys :-))