So I am wondering how many of you have had your job or career affected by infertility.
I was handed a severance letter from my design job on Friday. If i had been there for more than two years it would be classed as unfair dismissal. But under two yrs the law does not protect you.
I have been hanging in there during the toughest year of my life. In a nut shell the past yr has included my husband having a cancer scare, ivf/pregnancy/miscarriage, failed round of ivf, grief in trying to accept i will never be a mum, bullying and discrimination at work. Throughout all this time i have tried so hard to not let it affect my work and attitude.
When i was handed the severance letter on Friday one of the reasons HR gave me was refusal to travel abroad with work. I was so hurt and devestated by this comment as HR knew about my ivf rounds and miscarriage, which is why my trip had to be cancelled.
I ran out of the meeting in floods of tears. And i don't feel like i can return to full time employment or my career after the treatment i have received over the years.
My weekend was finished off by a lady at a wedding putting her hands on my stomach and asking me when i was going to have a baby. Talk about kicking someone when they are down....