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cranky_grannycranky_granny Penrith NSWMember Posts: 476
At the moment i am just tired all the time, everything just seems to be an effort. 
I emailed the admin at work a week ago regarding an up coming roster.  A month ago i pre warned them that November for me was full of appointments in the first 3 weeks.
So today after a lot of discussion i now know what’s happening from next week and my drive time has gone from 20 minutes to minimum of an hour depending on traffic just to get to work 
And I’m rostered most days either side of appointments. She was pushing to get me to commit to the days after my oncologist appointment. I stuck to my guns re no commitment till i know what’s happening. 
I love my work. Must do I’ve been there 22 years. Just the effort to get up and get moving in the morning is incredible. 
3 weeks and all the tests and scans will be done and the results will be in. 
That my woe is me for this month. 


  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 935
    Well I hear you @cranky_granny.  Good you stuck to your guns on those appointment days. What is wrong with people. You did the right thing giving them a heads up too. It is so important to set those boundaries. I hope you get some rest in. All the running around to appointments and waiting for results is exhausting. Take care
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,372
    At this Covid time, they'd be used to changing rosters often ..... are you able to go higher & have a chat with the roster manager's boss?  Take care, all the best - anniversary appointments are always a tad stressful xx
  • cranky_grannycranky_granny Penrith NSWMember Posts: 476
    @arpie its covid and retirement of staff that’s causing all this rostering problems. We went from 18 to 5 closed 2 offices just to cope. Besides my normal hours in the office I became the click and collect. Im just tired as dealing with all the BC shit that goes on in my life outside of work. 
    BTWay The talks were with the top of the chain.  
    Staff cant be derived from agencies as its specialised work. 
    52 months until I can retire. Who’s counting. 

  • Keeping_positive1Keeping_positive1 Member Posts: 439
    Yes, the countdown!  All the best when your retirement happens.  I think the politics is what got to me also, and on top not having great health, so I can really relate to that. Best wishes. xx
  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 935
    Congratulations @cranky_granny. Glad you get a decent break.
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,350
    Excellent @cranky_granny ! Thing is, you shouldn't have to get to the point where the next step is throwing a tantrum for someone up the food chain to realise 'Oh, she's serious. Best listen to her.'
    And they wonder why we count the days. Enjoy your time off. MXX
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,372
    Woohoo!!  Start your planning!!  xx
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