I need a new career…*hmph*

As the days go by, the day gets closer where I will have to return to work. I work in Mcdonalds and it was only meant to be a temporary job until I found something else, I fell pregnant and it worked out better for my maternity if I stayed put. I have until December paid leave however I can take 3 months unpaid. i don’t want to return, it was like working in hell. I couldn’t stand it. Β I was bullied by management, I wasn’t allowed loo breaks despite being pregnant and I actually fainted on shift and the manager carried on serving instead of helping me.

Returning would be the worst thing I could do.

I would love to stay at home and watch Talia grow but I’ve worked since the age of 14 ( alongside education of course) and I feel like I should be providing too. I want to be able to do nice things as a family, Im stuck.

Ive tried learning web design like my Father, I was doing so well before I went into labour but now I just cannot concentrate. I feel like I’m failing my daughter, my fiance and my family. I don’t want us to really struggle in life. I just don’t know what job path to go down. I’m so stressed out about this and money errrrgh.

Somebody help me.

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8 thoughts on “I need a new career…*hmph*

  1. I’m so sorry you feel like that – you have rights though and if you feel you are being bullied by management you can speak to your HR department.

    The question is do you NEED to work? If no, then there is no shame at being a stay at home mama; it’s the hardest job in the world and the most rewarding. If you do want to work though then that’s great too – you just need to take this time to figure out what it is you want to do.

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    • Ive spoken to HR and all they did was make them apologise. I would never want to return there! I did add it up and if I did three days a week,it would pay for childcare and Β£20 extra…so I dont really gain anything. I just dont want to be someone thats seen as getting everything handed to them…Tough decisions! Thankyou for replying πŸ™‚

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  2. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’ve worked since you were 14 so it’s not like you don’t want to work and get everything handed to you on a silver platter (as many people do!) my advice is if you can afford to, be a stay at home mum. I did it until Mia was 15 months and it’s that precious time you’ll never get back again. You can always go back to work at a later date etc but as tippytupps said, it is the hardest job in the world and at times you’ll question your sanity but then the rewards you get, beats that hands down. I hope you reach a conclusion soon 😊

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    • That is very true! I mean my partner works alot, so it won’t be to the bad:) think it’s something I need to discuss with him πŸ™‚ I think I’m swaying to staying at home for a little while longer, I really want to see her grow and her ‘firsts’! Thank you for your advice, so helpful!

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  3. I’m a stay at home mum hunny and will continue to do so until Harrison is 2 when he’s at nursery and I can get a proper job. Put for now my children’s face painting is suiting me find and I’m able to be flexible πŸ™‚

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