"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Work hours reviewed

Meeting at work last week to review my hours.

I'm now settled at around 10-12 a week, excluding the drive time to, fro and in between clients.
Ironically I'm now covering for a sick colleague who has been off for 2 months with a back injury and is likely to be off for another 2 months minimum.
Makes me feel almost normally fit!

I definitely need rest in between the work shifts. But as long as I eat ok and take naps, I'm then good to go til the evening.


  1. Hi Fiona,

    Glad you've found a balance that works for you.

    How many days a week are you working now? I'm doing 18 hours over 3 days and it's more than enough.
    I've got my meeting tomorrow to make a final decision on hours and I've decided I'm sticking to just the 18 hrs permanently now.

    That way I've still got time to just rest on the Thurs/Fri if I need to.

    Keep taking those naps ((hugs)) xx

  2. Hi Carole

    I'm doing 12 hours a week over 5 days, with the proviso that I could be called in at any time to do extra when people are off sick or on holiday. Because the job includes a lot of driving to and from and between clients I'm out of the house at work for closer to 20/25 a week, but not paid for travel time which is a real pain.

    I think you're making the right decision to stick to 3 days. If you get overtired or run down it wont do your long term health any good.

    I spend quite a lot of time sitting down in front of the PC as I'm now a moderator/admin on the hepC forum. But I find I also need to lie down and doze to be properly refreshed.