Yesterday was wordless Wednesday well today is F***ked off Thursday!!!
I knew today wasn't going to be fun as BG was having her 3rd set of jabs, she's always grumpy after them so I was prepared, what I wasn't prepared for was my meeting at work!
A few weeks ago I wrote to work requesting that when I returned to work in July that I work part time hours. Ideally I wanted 3 days a week but was happy to work any day that they wanted. When they wrote back and offered me a meeting I thought fantastic they have agreed and this is just a formality, assuming if I could not do part time that they would just write and say so, how wrong I was!
Whats the saying never assume it makes an ass out of you and me!!
They had already decided that they we're going to turn down my request, they were armed with arguments and evidence to help back them up, Including a nice little tracker to show the work that needed to be done on a daily basis etc
Everything I offered to do to help they turned down including the offer to split my hours over 5 days!! (what I was trying to avoid) but no, they used words like "detrimental"! I Had no chance.
Why they couldn't put this in a letter instead of subjecting me to this I don't know, I even cried oh the shame!
So now I have to make the decision to either go back full (which I can't afford because of childcare costs, hence the part time request) or leave and find another job (great looking for a job when we're in a recession)
What really annoys me is that my role didn't exist until I join. I was hired to cover a managers maternity leave (who became my manager, who turned down my request) . The role to start with was very basic mainly just admin, working with one customer only. By the time I went on mat leave I had turned it into a permanent position, was working on all the accounts with all the customers and had built some great relationships with them. I also implemeted systems and checks that saved the company hundreds of thousands of pounds!! and they wouldn't even try to accommodate me.
There is no point in appealing the decison as they were well covered in their arguments and they conformed to the flexible working agreement!
Hey ho back to the drawing board looks like I'm job hunting!
If only I could find something to do from home
Right rant over, thank you for listening