Well it's been about 5 months since I posted about my problems at work.
To refresh my manager pulled me in for time off and to tell me I wasn't entitled to payed hospital visits. I followed some of all your helpful comments , joined a union produced a helpful information leaflet for my manager to put in my records. Since then we have had another new manager start (5th in 2 and a half years). So found myself explaining PV all over again, she promised me that she believes in looking after her staff. OK I thought maybe this time! Well within weeks of her being in charge my shifts had gone from 2 a week to 4 a week. More pressure was being put on all staff from the higher beings. I found myself struggling so approached manager who said ok we will drop shifts to 3 a week. OK I could try that I thought! After constant phone calls on my days off to cover shifts , and shifts that were so stressful going home in tears because I hurt so much I spoke to my other half and he said that's it give your job up. My reply surprised me and him, ok I said and handed my notice in the next day. I left work last week a tearful goodbye from my colleagues and residents. What of the management well they were nowhere to be seen and nothing was said from them.
So to wrap up my rabblings I feel so much happier my children are happier and my other half is happy. I loved my job !!!