Hi, I'm new here.
I have Graves' Disease with all the associated problems - fatigue, heat intolerance, shakes, brain fog, anxiety/stress, eye involvement etc
I'm a Catering Manager, I've been in my job (Local Authority - School Meals) for 20 years this month. Despite my ongoing illness, I was put forward for a pay increase in my last Appraisal (Spring Term 2014 - I have still not received the written copy which I was told I would have last July)
Then on Friday I was escorted off the school premises with a letter thrust in my hand informing me of their intention to hold an investigation which may lead to my dismissal.
The nature of the complaints we're
1) Complaint received from a parent when their child did not get the meal option they wanted.
2) Concerns about stock control
In response to point 1 - we we're short staffed on that day and a new employee trained by another unit came to help with service - when the complaint was raised I was informed by another member of staff that the relief was giving over-portioned meals which is why we ran out of the other options.
In response to point 2 - I have been in direct contact with my line manager over recent months as the eye involvement is causing me problems when trying to read small print - I was told I could have new paperwork printed off in a larger font - I have never received them. On some invoices the font is so small and faint, I have to take a picture on my phone and zoom it in before I can write the details down. I big calculator arrived after some weeks but is of little use when I can't see the figures to do calculations.
Mistakes are happening, relief staff have only been sent on the odd occasion since the 1st week back in September - service times are running late due to the lack of staff this then impacts on the school timetable - temperature control sheets aren't being filled in daily due to a lack of time - I'm getting behind on everything and what I can try and do is rushed so things are being missed out/forgotten.
From tomorrow I have to report to a different unit as a General Assistant and to be honest, I'm too stressed to face it - this has all set me back months and I've had a week-end of tension headaches, not eating or sleeping and the shakes are in full swing.
I had membership with UNISON and rang them Friday afternoon to be told my membership ceased in April - It was about that time I had a complete breakdown and had to be off work for a few weeks - I didn't notice the payments had stopped and I'm still not sure why because I know I struggle with organising finances so tend to set up any direct debits close to pay day so it's all paid out and it's 1 less thing for me to think about.
All the help that was promised at the time I had the breakdown, either didn't happen or was short lived and now I feel I am being made the scapegoat.
All Advice appreciated, especially if you have experience with HR - Employee Rights etc