As the title suggests. I started a new job in January as my old place was closing the department and everyone had to go.
So I started at the new place - even arranging the interview was a complete shambles - so I knew the company I was going to was going to be more or less the same in its management style.
Anyway, all was well for 2 months (apart from them not really caring about the progress of my work) and fast forward to March. I had 2 occasions of migraine so I could not drive to work.
This week I had a really nasty migraine and had to have 2 days off work. I wasn't really going to go in today either, but I went in anyway. I must have been there an hour and they called me into a meeting and said my illness was unacceptable and interfering with their business functioning properly.
I said they couldn't fire me fore being ill, so they used the age-old excuse that my work is not up to their standard and I didn't fit in with their organisation. I was given a weeks notice.
I'm at home now. I waited until lunch time then walked out. I was still feeling ill and I was completely disgusted by how unsympathetic people can be.
Am I supposed to every have a full time, permanent job if this is how people behave?
They will get away with doing this to me because they will hide behind their excuse of saying my work was not up to scratch. Of course, how do you ever evidence this to an employment solicitor?
The first thing I did was call my best friend who is in recruitment, then called another agency who was interested in using me and told them I was now available for temping.
Just goes to show, because my last job was a 9 month temp job and I think I only ever had 4 days off in that whole time. By comparison, working for this shambles company with a nasty piece of work for a manager works out to be twice as much time off.
Yes, stress is a strong trigger for migraine attacks and especially migraines that end up in seizures, because of the anxiety you are feeling.
How can I ever get on in life when this is the same carousel going round and round.
The only plus side to this happening today is that yesterday I actually wrote my letter of resignation. I was planning on leaving in July to do a full time course in Beauty Therapy. I thought it would give me an opportunity to work for myself and essentially work around my illness. Just a theory.
I'm just disgusted with what they did and how they did it. They even called me up 1 minute after my lunch break was due to end - probably to check up on where I was. Meant to get 1 hour but never did - only ever took 30 minutes. I was on the phone to my friend at the time so I didn't take the call.
Driving off home I felt quite liberated, but angry at the same time. It's a very confusing place to be.