Back to work:-((

@rosie_123 (6118)
April 9, 2007 1:58pm CST
Ok - well all good things come to an end I guess. It has been lovely weather, and a beautiful four days at home just doing what we please............ but now that sick dread has got to my stomach again because tomorrow I have to go back to work:-(( Getting up at 5.00am, standing in bus queues, beng stuck in the rush hour coming home............... And please don't tell me to find another job- that's not easy for a woman of my age in Londpn - if you have a job at all, you just keep it and be grateful! And please don't tell me to "downsize" my life and stay at home all day either, because we just couldn't afford to live here without me working full time. So seems I am stuck with it- and I do hate work so much:-(( So does anyone else get this feeling of dread at the thought of going back after some days off? Does anyone else hate it as much as me?
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 07
Firstly I am glad you had a good Easter my friend and quality time at home. Getting up at 5am?! I admire you my friend, I would be a walking zombie, I am NOT a morning person. I used to work earlies when I was a customer services advisor in London and sometimes I would have to get up at 4.30 and in the Winter it is not very nice. I bet you don't get the unsocial hours either, they are mighty crafty about paying extra money and usually will only do that late at night but never early in the morning! I used to work 6.45-2.45 and the wages I got compared to someone working 12pm - 8pm were appallingly bad! I switched to lates in the end because of the money! So here'a big hug my friend and just think it's only 4 days this week to the next weekend!
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Apr 07
Yes- you're right - no unsocial hours money:-(( But the problem with "lates" for me, is that my man is normally home by 6.00pm, so if I worked lates I would lose out on our evenings together, so I stick to the earlier shift. That is my choice I guess.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 07
Thank you for best response x
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 Apr 07
You are more than welcome my friend!
9 Apr 07
I feel for you as that dreaded feeling is awful. I get it every Sunday evening when I know I have work in the morning. Luckily though I am off for another week as I work in a school and get all the holidays. The six weeks holiday is the worse for me though as I find it so hard going back after being away for so long. I know this sounds mad, but I detach myself from work altogether and going back after all thoses weeks is weird. As soon as we all get back we find out when the next holiday is.LOL Working with kids though, we need all the holidays we can get. It is very demanding, but I do love it. I hope you have a good start back tomorrow.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Apr 07
I'm sorry that you get it too. And I imagine it must be bad going back after 6 weeks - not sure I would ever go back! LOL!
@chloe9013 (532)
9 Apr 07
Aww hunni! thats sounds aweful! Makes me feel lucky i live so close to work! I deffinatly get that sick feeling alot as my work hours are irretic and sometimes i will have 4 or 5 days off in a row then 3 full 12 hour days and i always dread that feeling of going back just as my settled in relaxing.. and i like my job! Hope you get a stroke of luck and its freakily easy travel for you tomorrow
@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Apr 07
Thanks sweetie.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 07
I have had this feeling in a few Jobs and yes Rosie you are right it is not easy to get another Job, the only thing I can suggest Love is that you try looking for one while you are in this job but I do know it is hard believe me. Before I fell sick and got told I will not work again I had a Job that I loved so I was lucky I guess but I had 2 Jobs when the Kids where little that I hated I really did not want too go to them so I do know how you feel Hugs to you and I hope you do not get too worked up
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Apr 07
Thanks for your kindness my friend
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
I used to. I figured I was my own worst enemy though. I thought about all the aspects of work I disliked and then tried hard to think about what was good or even just ok. I found that my attitude was my choice and I could let things get me down or breeze through as best as possible. Sometimes it was hard to be cheerful and friendly and positive but it was a lot better than being standoffish and miserable. I had one boss who really actively disliked me and I would go in every day with my gut churning. The awful thing was that none of my peers would speak to me or be friendly if she was around because if they were she would be mean to them as well. I was super friendly and polite to her if I could and she hated it but it made me feel good.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 Apr 07
Thanks for your good advice, and positive contribution.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Ohh yes Rosie, I feel the same way. When I get back to day to day life again after being in a vacation or just spending some days in a very relaxed way, it is little hard to adajust again. Specially I can't think of getting up at 5.00am. In winter it's really hard for me to get up early in the morning. I am not at all a morning person. But this is how life runs. We all have to face this.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Apr 07
Yes - you are right. Without the hard work we cannot afford the nice things that give us pleasure. Thanks for responding.
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
Rosie I am fortunate that I'm a SAHM but I do feel your pain cause I use to do it. I always found my worst time was the first day back after a holiday or the Monday morning after a weekend. It's always hard to go back but I guess once you get over that first day you are in the swing of things again. Hang in there girl.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Apr 07
Thank you.
@piropos (312)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I'm 46 hoping to be 60 tomorrow so I can retire at once. But no, this is wishful thinking, so much like wanting to have a weekly 4 days off for the rest of my productive life. I guess it would actually make things worse if I'm going to look for another job myself, and like you said, I too am grateful that I have one right now. I differ in one thing though, I do love my job! But of course, from time to time I get that feeling of dread too, at the thought of going back to work after some days off. Not only that, when I'm back at my table after some days off, it's like I have forgotten half of what I'm supposed to know! I work in technical support so you can imagine how scary this is for me, when I'm on the phone trying to answer a customer's query and my mind suddenly becomes blank. Anyway, good luck to you!
@sweetsue (759)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I felt the opposite feeling yesterday rosie. I'm missing my computer a lot and I'm so eager to get back to work after a fantastic short vacation. I am not very satisfied with my status right now but being in the early 20's I guess I'm doing fair enough as far as I am concern. I think, I'll take it from you, I'll keep going and be grateful. Pls. take things lightly and let's all be merry. Tc and Godbless.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
10 Apr 07
I am doing software programming course from NIIT but Iwas on break for a while as I delivered my baby now they do not have any batches right now so I am supposed to study on my own and give exam but I am dreading it as I have studied it but do not feel so confident and I have been postponing it for past two months, still not ready, Everytime I have to go to deposit my fee I dread it. somewhere i have lost confidence I had when I started the course. Now I must face it so i have asked them to schedule some classes t clear my doubts so that I can give my exam. lets see if I can clear it.
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• Canada
10 Apr 07
My partner gets that sick feeling too lol. The poor guy had to go in to work today even though he knew that most places that he picks up shredding bins from would be closed. His boss told him that he'd just have to do the best he could. Yesterday he was down, and although I've seen him down before, it seemed different this time. I sat down and asked what was wrong. He said he wasn't looking forward to going back to work. He wrapped his arms around me and with a little smile on his face told me that he wished he could stay at home cuddling me every day lol. He's too cute. However, he went to work today, and had an easy time of it too, and when he got home tonight, he was just his usual self again lol. I guess Holidays bring out the best and the worst in people. We look forward to the time out, and then we come back down to earth with a rather nasty bump as reality sets back in.
@igloo85 (150)
• China
10 Apr 07
I will feel very nervous on Sunday night when thinking of going back to work on Monday. But when thinking the day I will be paid, I will be happy at once. So you are much seriouser than me.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Yes, I understand that feeling of dread and do it every weekend more or less. I like getting to be creative, like doing what I do, I just don't like the stress level. And now that the boss's daughter has come into the business, they are in a growth period and eager to continue to grow, when we are always turning down business and I am ready to slow down and maybe retire in about 5 years. It is awful to feel that you are trapped with no way out in a situation you don't like. When it gets too bad for me, I start saying thank you prayers for my job, for my boss, for my ability to work, that kind of thing!
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@Naomi17 (624)
9 Apr 07
My mum doesn't understand the need for me to work and i'd love to stay at home everyday instead of getting the kids up filling up the dishwasher and rushing of for the bus UGH my only bright side is i get a couple of days working still but at home