I just returned to work today after over 7 weeks out on medical leave. I was asked to report to a different site from where I have been working since October, a site for which I had to advocate for myself to my supervisor to move there. I was informed that my supervisor is no longer my supervisor and that I am not working at that site any longer. The site is only 2 miles from my home and I got to sit by a huge east-facing window, which is very good for my mental health. By making this change I was able to significantly reduce my daily stress level, which supports me staying healthy and not giving in to the major depression which I have suffered my entire life.
I feel like in one fell swoop the healthy changes I worked hard for were completely erased, and I didn't get so much as a heads up from anyone that it was happening. Suddenly I am working full time again, after having had a reduced schedule of only 30 hours a week prior to my leave, and, to add insult to injury, the new site where I'm told I have to work is over 18 miles away and usually about 30 minutes' drive in *good* traffic. In bad traffic it's 45 minutes to an hour. So not only do I have the stress of working a full schedule, I have to deal with traffic, too.
To top it off, my poor cat, whom I adopted in October, is really stressed by the abrupt change, which he lets me know by vomiting.
This kind of change is par for the course for this agency that I work with, but man, I'm really thinking about putting in my notice. For being a behavioral health agency, they don't offer any support to an employee who has a mental health challenge. I've worked there for ten years and I think they want me there, but they don't seem to be able to support me as a person at all.
What advice can you offer me?
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Struggling to figure out what level to apply for due to the job market and having differing experience in fields.
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Does anyone have advice on how to balance beginning a health journey and work? I'm talking about exercise and eating right.
For some backstory, I started working from home about a year ago. Complete change in pace from my previous job where I was on my feet all day and pretty active outside of work for the most part. While working from the comfort of my home is a dream come true...the job is everything but that. My anxiety and depression have gotten worse as a result of it. My energy levels are lower than they've ever been in my entire life so I work, sleep, and eat with no desire for anything else.
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Done With Temp Agencies
I tried to update my availability with a local temp agency.
They pressed me for references. I had questions about the positions they were offering. I was told that they can't help me because the last 4 years of my experience was remote.
Ummm.... We had a WORLDWIDE pandemic less than 5 years ago! What about the other 6 years of my experience? Bi-lingual, billing, collections, call center, transcription, grant writing, medical coding, etc... AREN'T THOSE TRANSFERABLE skills? :-/
Their little computer bot kept requesting that I send references. I asked my references to disregard their email and we've all blocked them! (Too many "other" choices....NEXT!)
Has anyone else experienced this?