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 Post subject: Re: October whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 20 Oct 2018, 11:52 
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Good luck.

I think it's one of those days today. I went out for a walk to try to clear my head, only to be collared by a family friend who spent ages telling me that her dog had died :( . Hopefully, things can only get better ... touch wood!

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PostPosted: 20 Oct 2018, 12:22 
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It's hard sometimes isn't it Abbey and Alison? I want to post something I am now doing on the Happy Eating Support Group thread but I see it is on the 25th page and that means it could vanish soon.

I don't know if I should start a new thread or wait for the mod to close the other first?

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 Post subject: Re: October whinges - please whinge away in here!
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Feel free to start a new one :D .

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Hugs to everyone who needs them. Swiss food and climate combined with a lot of work means I have gained a bit of weight since I have moved. But going to a free 5 km training run tomorrow! :-)


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Today is cursed. I had a load of trouble with my boiler in August and September, and had British Gas backwards and forwards trying to sort it out - not easy when they will only give you a 5 hour slot and you are trapped at work and have to ask a retired family member to wait in and then feel horribly guilty about it. It's been OK for over a month, but it's just started playing up again. I could cry :cry: . It's just flashing up the general fault thing again, which means they won't know what the problem is and it'll be trial and error again. I feel so bad about taking up other people's time, but I'm trapped at work and they won't come in the evening, or even give you a 2 hour slot which would be manageable.

Sorry for moaning, but it is the whinge thread! The stupid thing is OK with both the heating and the hot water on, but turns itself off every time it's set to hot water only.

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 Post subject: Re: October whinges - please whinge away in here!
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Hope you get it sorted soon Alison. Especially since the next few days are predicted to be chilly.

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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2018, 14:14 
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Colchester NSPCC Book Sale is usually buzzing with tons of books on and under the tables. This year it is really disappointing, looked like a plague of locusts had been through it when we visited. We won't be going back tomorrow I don't think.


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Sorry to hear that, Jan! hope the boiler is fixed, Alison! Hugs to everyone who needs them! So my colleague just quit and some important meetings just got scheduled for during my holiday (the holiday I already re-scheduled to avoid said important meetings once...)


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Boiler is OK, thanks. I really hope you aren't expected to change your holidays again. Can you claim that you've already booked travel and accommodation and it's non-refundable, or will they not care? Hope it gets sorted out.

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Alison H wrote:
Boiler is OK, thanks. I really hope you aren't expected to change your holidays again. Can you claim that you've already booked travel and accommodation and it's non-refundable, or will they not care? Hope it gets sorted out.

Glad the boiler is ok! After trying to cancel my proper holiday (for next year) a few weeks ago, I don't think my boss would even try, and I didn't give our partners a choice. We risk being chronically under-staffed (even more so) for at least 2 months now and I rather wish I had been the one to resign!


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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2018, 20:58 
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Switching energy suppliers! We are encouraged to do this and get the 'best deal' but it seems to me it is just deferring payment. I had a fixed rate deal with edf, which finished last month. They wanted to increase the direct debit by £90 per month! I shopped around and got a deal with Eon for much less. However, my final bill from edf is £602!!!!! I have arranged to pay this in instalments, but I have had this happen before, and feel it is another case of charging the same rate but collecting it in a different way. I know last winter was cold, but our energy usage has been very stable until the last year, when it seems to have rocketed, or the charges have increased much more than they let on.


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Feeling very glum tonight as I found out that the job I'd struggled so hard to be fit enough to do is being deleted and there is no role within the restructure for me to apply for.
I do need to query the legality/process of this as I am still covered by a sick note limiting my hours and duties but I now wonder why I tried so hard to get back to work.

I'm sure that in a few days I'll find a bright side and be able to play the Glad Game but tonight I feel sad, cross and poorly.


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Oh no - sorry to hear that.

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That's awful - sending sympathies, as these things are never good. Do you belong to a union?


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Job restructurings are rarely good news these days, it seems, but this is particularly hard luck given all you have done to get back to work, even with the limited hours permitted by your doctors. But do find someone to advise you regarding the legalities of this - you're entitled to that. If you don't belong to a Union, perhaps there is a social worker attached to your doctor's practice who can advise you about someone to consult. You are allowed to feel down at this point, glad you've posted here so we can at least offer sympathies and positive thoughts.


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Hugs to everyone who needs them! I hope someone can advise on the legality of this. Supersal, hope you got your bill sorted.


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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2018, 13:20 
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((Norfolkbookworm)) - what a blow to your morale and confidence. Another source of help could be your Citizens Advice Bureau.


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Let us know how you get on, Norfolkbookworm. It seems to be the season of restructuring... :(


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Thank you all for the support. I am in my Union and have made contact, I have also made appointments with Occupational Health and the Well Being Team.
I am not the only one who seems to be affected by some dodgy fudging of issues as colleagues on maternity are also unclear where they stand.
There is a lot of uncertainty as to why I'm not allowed to apply for a successor post when the job description matches half of my current one, and none of my colleagues (who are allowed to apply) current roles...

My problem is now deciding if I am well enough to fight the big battles or whether I am just going to fight for redundancy rather than redeployment at my grade anywhere in the county - and as public transport is poor & ive had to surrender my drivers liscence this is also a stress option.

I must remember I am a Chalet Girl and not a spineless jellyfish :? :lol:


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Oh, you're definitely not a spineless jellyfish, but this really is appalling, especially given other colleagues are in the same mess. I'm tempted to advise you to go for redundancy, rather than put your health at even more risk with the fight that you might well have to undertake to get anywhere - and who wants to be re-deployed to a place that might be hard to get to? Good luck with the whole sorry saga, Norfolkbookworm.

And thank you once again for all the hard work you put into unearthing a whole lot more about SLOC's grandfather and his regiment's duties before and during WWI. SLOC was delighted, as all he really knew was when he died, and where his grave is over there, which he has now visited twice.

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