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Kevin23 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 11 Listener
edited April 2023 in Work and employment
I'm austic and old ... mobility not great either.. I reach for a living . My employer non for profit organisation only thinks about profit bums on seats as they say . I'm struggling to handle the work load the poor Conditions and managers attitude they pretend to try . I. Anxious when I go I to work coz of managers attitude .. I wrote my mangers a frustrated email about my issues and being treated unfairly . I don't like being old or have mental health .. I would like to change my job fed up always having to justify my disability fed up being told if I don't like where I work ...then leave ...


  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2023
    This sounds really frustrating @Kevin23. Is there a grievance process in your workplace, or anyone externally, you could raise your concerns with?

    I can hear you are anxious when you go to work, which sounds really difficult. Is there anything that might help reduce your anxiety and make it more manageable?

    Other than improving the manager's attitude, of course, because I, unfortunately, don't have those powers!

    I am listening to you though and can hear how difficult this is for you at the moment. You don't have to face this alone if you don't want to.

    At the very least, you deserve to feel supported and validated and not have to explain yourself. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to support you  :)
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  • Kevin23
    Kevin23 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 11 Listener
    It's my experience  no one really cares managers  just interested in making money  and ticking boxes ... isolation resentment mistrust .. there not there to support ...
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm so sorry that you have no support there @Kevin23

    If you are still wanting to change your job and are in England or Wales, why not reach out to Scope's Employment Services? They may be able to help support. 

    Can I ask, what has been happening since you last posted? 
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