Friday, 4 May 2012


As you know I have had problems at work for ages.  So much so that I ended up going off sick on the 4th March.  I haven't been back since.  I did warn them time and time again.

I have been put on anti-depressants and originally I was put on Valium and for two weeks I was a bit of a zombie some days.

I am no longer on valium but I am still up one day and down the next and until this matter is resolved fully am likely to be the same.  It is hard to believe that an employer can make you feel so bad.  I feel even worse than when I was a pennyless single mum - which I may blog about one day.

I am now being paid SSP, under my contract my employers had to pay me for so many weeks and I was paid up until 30th April.  So now the belt tightens.  I cannot go into any more details about work but I will update you when I can.

I do have some savings and hubby has a full-time job well paid but he does have massive debt.  I am going to have to deal with this month by month.  I have stocked up on food, I need not buy any toiletries for months nor clothes.  Bills are up to date no arrears a little in the joint account.  I should feel blessed.

I have at least had three no spend days in May already and its only the 4th. 


  1. I do hope you feel ok. Its amazing how things turn around, so don't let this add to how you feel.

    You have loads of support out in blog land should you need us.


    X x

  2. Hello Justine:
    We are so very sorry to read of the difficulties which you are currently experiencing and do hope that matters will become easier for you, and less stressful, in the very near future.

  3. Hi Justine
    Sorry to hear that your job has made you feel like that. I am glad you are taking time out as it does not sound like a good place to be. I take an anti depressant & once they kick in I think it was a little over a fortnight to a month for me as my anxiety was terrible. I cannot deny that they have helped because they have.
    You take sometime & have lots of relaxation. I do a little cleaning job & ironing from home for people aswell as ebay. There are always home options to. But for now you take it easy & look after yourself x x

  4. Deare Justine,

    I am very sorry to read that your job has made you sick. I really hope that all things will become easier for you and that you will have another job option in the future. Please look after yourself. Take care Nicole xxx