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Struggling at work

RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
edited September 2020 in Employment and careers
I am struggling at the moment, in the past I have struggled to stay in work for little longer than 3 month, but, have had a couple of jobs lasting up to 3 years. The exception being my current role, I have been there for 5 years as of today. However, the last two years have been hell. Recently my employers brought in hourly rates and accuracy ratings. I was put on  PIP  and have been on this for two years, before this start I was succeding, I was getting Employee of the Month and helping with basic IT help, ordering stationery and dealing tith then post, Now I feel like my role i hanging by a thread,

During one of my meetings Iliterally  scream that I have learning difficulties, which they claimed that knew nothing about. They sent me for an OHC and it revealed I have Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, suffer from anxiety and depression and have physical issues along side diabeties and high blood pressure.

They aso suggested I should have an Autism assesstment (which I am now awaiting).

Bouncing from job to job is not what I want but I struyggle in  a stats based environment, its not a problem too much at the moment as I live at home but that will not always be an option I have.

Regards

Ian
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,241 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Ian how are you tonight (too warm again here), sorry you are having problems at work, do you have a union who could help? do they have a decent HR dept? I don't think there are many things that make us miserable than being unhappy at work but sadly because of this covid problem jobs are becoming scarce. Hope it all goes ok for you.
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Good Evening & Welcome.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Please please let me know if there’s anything in particular that I can help you with??????

    @steve51
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @steve51 I have no idea, this is all pretty new to me and something I neeed to deal with.

  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    edited June 2020
    @woodbine I hve little or no confidence in my Union in this, they have undermined me more than anything and out HR department seems to be in managements pocket, we have had 10 members of staff leave and it was never report why other than "To progress their careers elsewhere" when I know for certain what they actually said in their leaving statements,

  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Yes I have been in the similar place a few years ago now.

    @steve51
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,249 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin I am sorry to hear about your issues at work and if I can offer any help as a former HR Manager then give me a shout.

    Have these conditions been diagnosed by your GP or specialist as it is unusual for a OH to diagnose they normally do this by accessing your medical records ? 

    Any further help just shout someone always here to help or direct you to the right place
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    edited June 2020
    Heya

    At my OHC assessemnt they confirmed my Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, and that I was suffeing from Anxiety, Depressionand Stress, They also advised me of the possibility of Autism.

    I had already informed them of my Arthritis, Diabeties and High Blood Pressure and I am also awaiting an assessment for Ehler-Danlos.

    Its seems they are holding on until I get an assessment on my Autism.

    Regards

    Ian

  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    steve51 said:
    Hi @Rechnin

    Yes I have been in the similar place a few years ago now.

    @steve51
    Sorry to hear that, how are things now?

  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Unfortunately after a number of try’s to return I had to throw in the towel.

    It was killing me day by day week by week & it brook my heart having to leave it in the end!!!!!!!

    @steve51
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected

    I am so sorry to hear that Steve, are you working now?

    This is my fear as I was doing so well. IIs not an issue at the moment as I live at home, but, my parent is elderly and I wont always have this security. I dont want to go back to bouncing from job to job and struggling to get by, I might have to start looking in to fixed term roles.

    Ian
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,316 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2020
    Hi @Rechnin - Welcome to the community from me too, Ian. I'm very sorry to read about your current difficulties & work, etc. I see you've already met some great members here who are always willing to help, &, as someone with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, I just wanted to let you know that I have some understanding of one of the problems you have/may have at least.
    I'm not sure if I can add much more other than to offer my support, but I have one thought, which may be helpful. Scope as a disability charity offer some help gaining employment if that's something you would consider. See: https://www.scope.org.uk/employment-services/support-to-work/
    If your employer is unwilling to go down the 'Reasonable adjustments' route (some info from Scope about this too: https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/work-careers/reasonable-adjustments/ ), perhaps time to also look around elsewhere, & Scope will help.
    So many of your colleagues leaving, or being 'managed' out, doesn't sound good. My daughter-in-law starts a new job in just over a week's time; her deputy area manager encouraged her to say how poor the company were in her leaving statement (having said how good the company were at her interview). She's a deputy manager in one of a well-known chain of shops. Co-incidentally her manager & a key worker will also be leaving shortly after her. When things like that happen, keep your options open perhaps, & look at the help offered by Scope in your case.

  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    No I had to take early retirement in the end & my health has worsened since.

    Lucky my wife works full time & I managed to pay the rest of the mortgage off.

    Mind you I was glad in the longterm to preserve my mental health which is more important.

    @steve51
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    After my diagnosis of Dyslexia and Ddyscalculia I was given soeftware and extra time to work on my queues, which helped for a while and is the companies default setting for anyone with disability. They have a standrad 98% accuracy rating which makes it almost impossible to pass as one mistake is enough to fail me for a fill week, and I was recently pulled up for missing a full stop and usiing the wrong 'there' in an internal email.

    The software I received has a voice system but that is tempremental and my soeech isn't good which mea\ns I still have to recheck my letter and I just dont see errors especially when greetings, signing offs, names and dates change per letter. I did do up a number of blank letters, but, these were delete and I was told "you dont need them". Which led to me being picked up for miss prefixes and suffixes as the letter were set up for various situations.

    The problem is that GCb 7 and8 are held responsible for everything whereas GCB6+ dont have to account for anythign and we are not even alllow to ask them for help. There is little organisation, I was srecently pulled up for dealing with a problem, so I left it then was pulled up for not de\ling with it, twice and its still not been dealt with.

    I am sticking it out for now as its not been too bad working from home and I want to satrt savung up for the ineviatble.


    Ian
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @steve51

    I suppose you are somewhat lucky youw ere able to take early retirment.and you have you family's support.

    This s the situation I am in at the moment, I live at home with an elderly parnet so if I am made unemployed I have that to fall back on, but, this will nto always be there in the future and I amnot sure if I will be able to cope in a flat and if I cant settle in work.

    I am frantically downsizing and selling all I can, thought I dont want to, so when it happens I can at least move in to a flat. But if I go back to bouncin from work will I eve be able to aford this?

    I feel I am on the edge of loosing everything, I know they are only possession but  what esle do we live for?

    Regards

    Ian 
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Yes I was able to get on top off things as I was a manager before my Stroke.

    Is you’re current property your’s ????

    I would recommend the “Access To Work Scheme”
    as a good starting point for help with “Employment”

    They offer good info/advice/support in regards to starting to find work & help you to make “reasonable adjustments” 

    @steve51


  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected

    Well, hope you are doing well at least now.

    Nope, ot is rent from the council.

    True, I am already looking in to this and might have to consider trying something new i things go down hill here.

    I wish there was a little more understanding, I really want to work just struggle to keep up to 'modern' standards.

    Regards

    Ian.



  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Yes things are not very easy at all but I had no choice in the end.

    It was a very good choice as it was impossible to get under control.

    @steve51
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @steve51 Sometimes, I guess, there is not way tobut to make the best.

    The it went well for you at least.

    Ian
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Yes you have hit the nail on the head.

    I always keep my days busy.

    I’m always working on pc’s the whole of the day.

    How are you doing this morning?????

    @steve51

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin, just wanted to pop in and say hi. :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your current situation. There have been some great advice about support and Scope services.

    Also, if you are still having issues then you can contact ACAS who give employees free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. 

    Please do let us know how you get on. 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @steve51

    I am sure everyone has to stan don their own at some point, just, I find it a bit harder to contemplate.

    Good to keep busy and not think on things, I have struggle with that for the last few weeks and getting somewhat better.

    I take it you like to tinker then?

    I am doing ok this morning, cleaned the shed after ?? year when my brother moved away and left a right mess. Going to try and get some gaming stuff done and maybe watch some online content.

    Ian

  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Chloe_Scope

    I am not sure that there is much that will help, I have ut all my greivances in writing and done it as official as I can, I've even put in writing inconsistanies and given examplebut only tld that "there is no case to answer". My offificla grievance letter was written off in two days and wa stold "even if we did carry this throughb we are not at liberty to tell you the outcome."

    So it is easy for them to keep things covered up.

    Thanks anyway.
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Yes we all need to stand on are two feet at some point.

    Do you find this Difficult??????

    Yes keeping busy makes the “time fly”

    Do you have problems with this????

    Yes I like to get my “fingers dirty”

    Yes I have got lots of online movies & football to watch during the day & evening.

    @steve51






  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected

    Sadly, I am not looking forwards to this, would be a lot more secure if I could stay in work or work how I like to.

    I would struggle to make sure everything was paid for and if I was able to pay for everything.

    Its always good to be busy, something I need to do better at.

    Do I have problems with what?

    I knoew a few who like to tinker a well.

    We sound very similar.

    Ian

  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Many thanks.

    Sorry do you have problems keeping busy???

    What will you struggle with????

    Is there anything that I can help you with????

    Yes we sound very similar.

    @steve51
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected

    Yes, its almost like a hump, once I am over it I can get loads done but that initiat effort takes a lot.

    I think I will strugle to keep motivated and to pay bills and such unless I can hodl soemthing down, which has been a struggle in the past. I am downsizing at the moment, which i hate, and not buyng many new things. Starting to put money aside but hope I will ahve a good few years before it happens.

    Nothing yu can do, but, thanks for the advise.

    Glad to hear it.

  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    Ok please please check me know if there’s anything that I can help you with??

    @steve51
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    edited July 2020
    So.... my stress levels shot up again today and I almost had another black out. Stats have be brought in to the mix again.

    Is it just me or is there soemthign else, I try my best and it never seems good enough.

    Is there a job I can do por am I just going to spend the rest of my life, however, lomng that is, bouncing around?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm really sorry to hear this @Rechnin, I just wanted to check in to see how you are doing today.
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Sorry, very late reply, Back at home now so a lot better, still frustrated at management, or lack of..
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hi @Rechnin

    I'm glad you're back at home and doing a lot better.  Sorry to hear the management is still poor though.
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Ross_Scope Thanks, we will see how things go...
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad to hear you're at home @Rechnin. :)
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    edited August 2020
    @Ross_Scope  
    @Chloe_Scope

    Well, I have another meeting on Tuesday, I have put down a few things I want to get across and we will see what happens then. Sadly, I see there being little change and might need to look at a new future. Seems like five year wasted,

    I will be receiving a Level 2 OHC assessment.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    I've got my fingers crossed for you @Rechnin. Please do let us know how it goes on Tuesday. Whether it goes well or badly, we're here to try and support you through it :)
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Thanks, I will keep you in touch and if it does go badly, maybe you can help me look for something better, maybe even a change of role.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    Great @Rechnin . The Scope website has some information on employment that you might find helpful, which you can read about here
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Well, I am waiting for details of the terms for working from home, still hoping this will be the hope I wanted, but, a few things coming up now.
  • WorldsoldestNEETWorldsoldestNEET Member - under moderation Posts: 43 Listener
    If you're screeming at your employers and still have a job you must have it petty good.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck @Rechnin, let's hope it is what you need 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Tori_Scope

    This might be something Scope already knows, but, if not, it might be something that needs to be looked in to as it seems working from home is going to be an increasing option for many going forward, especially those with disabilities.

    Why will my tax code change?
    Why do I need a change my Internet to a business account?
    Why do I need specialized home insurance? (this one might be obvious)
    Why do I need to register my home as my working address?
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    @Rechnin
    Are these questions arising from your organisations requirements for you to work from home?  

    In relation to the tax code change, as far as I'm aware it should stay the same.  When working from home you are also entitled to tax relief of up to £6 a week for the additional costs you incur.  For more information on how to access see Claim tax relief for your job expenses - working at home.

     
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  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,319 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Rechnin

    As @Cher_Scope said in general your tax code would stay the same.

    There are allowances which would change your tax code, usually the letters at the end, which can affect how much you actually receive each pay day. You can find out more at https://www.gov.uk/tax-codes. I would suggest asking your employer to explain in writing why the code would change and what for.

    The internet question is an interesting one, especially as it comes with a premium cost. One of the biggest issues I have come across is the reliability of the service. This includes both down time where there is no access and speed issues. I subscribe to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) service neither of these have been an issue. While Business accounts generally have much faster speeds say 10GB rather than the max 1GB I could subscribe to, this extra speed is not essential for most people working from home and would likely be overkill. But to give an example, if I swapped from personal to business account with my current supplier my cost would jump from £35 per month to £120 per month for the same speed. The big issue for employers is therefor the reliability of the service. The premium paid is to help ensure the service is up and running the majority of time with minimal disruption. During the time I have been with my current supplier I have not experienced any downtime. It is an interesting question for me because while during this period the company is happy to tolerate the disruption caused by individual internet issues will this continue when it is over?

    Unless your home insurance covers you working from home you would invalidate your policy. During  this period most companies have said that if you have been told to work from home this would not invalidate your policy, however if it is on a more permanent basis then it would. If you are planning to work from home on a more permanent basis you should speak to your insurance company. A lot would depend on what you would be doing but the insurance company would go through these with you and make any necessary suggestions.

    The last question I am not too sure what they are referring to, register with whom? Insurance is one where it would be important to discuss with your supplier your intentions. Another would be your landlord, especially if you are a tenant, but also if you are a leaseholder as there could be a clause in your lease. Even as a freeholder with a mortgage there could be a clause regarding working from home. Whilst leaseholders generally have more protection for a tenant it would likely be considered a serious breach of your tenancy and could result in eviction. I have already spoken to my estate manager regarding this option, and while I would need to make a formal request if the option came up as my work is purely computer based, working for an employer, and no visitors he said it would be possible that I would get a positive outcome.

    There are other issues to consider and I would be happy to list some of them, but as you have not mentioned them I will leave it here for now.

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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Cher_Scope
    @Geoark

    Thanks for your help and comments, I have found them really useful and given me things to consider.

    I had actually heard about the Tax Refund for working from home expenses and that it can be back dated to when you initially started working from home.

    As for everything else, i am still waiting for further details and have raised my concerns as to why any of these things are necessary after already been working from home perfectly well for so long, but, still awaiting any response.

    Apparently, I would have to register my home address as my business address but I would still be employed by my ermployer.

    If I need to have pay more tax, have a business internet access, pay for home insurance and the increase in rates that will be encored  for working from home. On the flip side, there is not having to be in that environment, less travel time and reduced transport and meal costs.

    So, I need to weight up if it will be worth it?
  • davegregson40davegregson40 Member Posts: 69 Pioneering
    Thats a similar situation to what I experienced. Human Resources can be awful bullies, they work for the company, if the manager is bad then they will always support the manager and their own position and whilst they should be they are almost never impartial and very often not competent with little knowledge of employment law or equality legislation.
    I understand Unions reps can differ and most these days have higher workloads but I would always advise anyone to be with a Union. What I would suggest also and this helped me was to keep a record including dates, times, phone calls, conversations and always try and get documentary evidence from your employer/manager. the Equality Advisory Support Service advices specifically on the Equality Act 2010 and they can open a case file which can be useful as evidence if its needed. Medical evidence is also very important, as once you make the employer/manager aware they have to take that into consideration. 
    Its always advisable to follow the internal grievance policy both informally and formally, even if it makes no difference, it is what ACAS advise and it shows that you did everything to try and resolve matters.
    Just remember that not all managers and HR bosses are in their jobs because of their abilities but more like who they are friends with, its not a reflection on you, involve as many outside organisations as possible and please keep in touch here, no one should go through that alone  
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Cher_Scope
    @Geoark

    Most of the above is fine to some extent as we don't have any insurance at the moment and really need some, the Tax code and home costs, I hope, wont make too much of a difference with what I will be saving on food and travel costs and the advantage of not being in that environment.  The thing that I am really struggle with at the moment is the Internet.

    If I need to get a business account separate to my own internet access that will be two bills I need to pay and will have to commuted to an 12-18 month contract, which is fine if I am still working. With how things are going at this time, will I still be there for that time and what at the end of the contract?

    Its annoying as I have found a Business account with my current supplier for under £30 per month.

    Again, I need some proper details.
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @davegregson40

    I am sorry to hear that you have had a similar experience. ER/HR have been a total farce here at the moment, staff are picked up for every error and every raised word, but, the department hasn't been pulled for the number of staff it has lost only in the last year.

    I have never had a Union which has backed me when it comes to a situation like this, and, due to my nature, I have had a few. They seem more interested in the big issues when they want everyone to come out in support.

    I have kept a record of everything, and asked for a third person to sit in on meetings, but, things are still recorded in a biased away. Even had to as for things to be added back in to meetings records and when i wrote a Grievance it was passed off in two days, even with evidence.

    The bias in my current role is so much, I have my notes ready for the next meeting and we will see what excuses they use.

    Thanks
  • WorldsoldestNEETWorldsoldestNEET Member - under moderation Posts: 43 Listener
    I wish I was struggling at work.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I'm sure you will find work eventually @WorldsoldestNEET, you will have skills that employers are looking for and that only you can bring. 

    It is their duty to make the recruitment and hiring process accessible for you, and most employers are very accommodating in that regard.

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  • WorldsoldestNEETWorldsoldestNEET Member - under moderation Posts: 43 Listener
    I didn't know "Most" ment "Very few"...
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    That is the problem, I don't have much issue finding a job, it is keeping it. I am slow, and changes throw me out but people are only interested in stats.
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,319 Disability Gamechanger
    @Rechnin just curious, why do you need both internet accounts? 

    If it is because you are stuck in a current contract, but using the same provider you might find it helpful to talk to them. If it is seen as an upgrade they may well decide to allow you to terminate your personal account without any financial consequence. Especially if it going through the phone line having two accounts could prove to have some technical difficulties, unless you had two separate phone lines coming into your home, not really and extra expense you would want. You should be able to do what you do with your personal internet connection with a business account, unless it is illegal of course.

    Many big employers offer a range of services to their staff. I can access legal, financial and even well being / medical advice which is strictly confidential and not reported back to the employer. I would want to be sure that what they are requesting is reasonable, and if you should be picking up all the cost. Of course you may also just want to add it up and see if for you it is worth swallowing the extra costs. If you don't have access to this type of advice it may be worth chatting to ACAS about what is going on and if this would normally be considered reasonable.

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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @ Geoark

    And that is the million dollar question, why do I need both accounts? I would be perfectly happy just swapping my 'personal' account for a business account, simple as that. But, seem I might have to have two separate accounts, one for home use and one for work. My current provider is offering a boost with a business orientated line and box, but, it would almost double my interest cost, that wouldn't be the greatest loss, just seems pointless. If I moved to a business account I have to start again with a new contract and 12 month commitment.

    I have done some calculating and it would seem better for me to be working from, even with added expenses, they **should** be covered by the £35 a month expenses we are allowed and savings on transport and food costs I'll will have from being at home. Added to that the extra time I have at home from not travelling and the simple fact i wont be at 'work', it should be much better.

    It all depends on getting my internet swapped over, how my tax code will be effected and the cost of the required home insurance. 

    As with everything else, I've not yet got all the details, so, we will see....
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    @Rechnin Thanks for keeping us updated with how you are getting on.  I'm glad you are going to be better off without the commute and food costs.  

    if you can I would stick with just the personal internet account.  That is what I use for working from home and so far it's working well and reducing my outgoings.  
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Cher_Scope

    I hope I am not boring people as I am ure others are also struggling, I hope that this might be helping other people in their decisions as it seems this is something were are all going to be facing for at least until next year.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there is any way (as far as I can see) that my employer will let me stay on the personal internet service I am on at the moment, as they require the extra cover that such an account providers. So, it looks like I will be replacing my current internet access or at least swapping them over as I cant afford to run two internet services side-by-sdie and commit to a new service for 12/18/24 months, in case things fell through.

    As for the rest, still not details on the tax code or cost of home insurance to cover what is needed, but, I should not need to register my home address as my work address as it will not lead to an increase of noise or footfall to my home address.  
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    You're definitely not boring anyone @Rechnin

    Hmm, that is strange. Yes it'd make sense to only pay for one internet service. I went onto USwitch  to compare business broadband deals in my area, and they seemed to range from about £18-55 a month. Has your employer told you what specifications you need? 

    Only one came up for me that wasn't a 12 or 24 month contract. It was a 1 month rolling contract for around £30 a month, but the download speed wasn't very high.

    Fingers crossed you'll get the information on your tax code soon.
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Tori_Scope

    Thanks, did want to sound like i was moaning.

    it looks like I will be swapping over then, little else choice. I have seen an additional line for £24 but it is just the same price to have a business account, so, why would I want both? I have had no issues so far with the normal internet i have and the business service should be even better.

    Looks like we wont be finding out much more till the new year, at least I have it easy (but boring) for the enxt few months (touch wood).


  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Not at all @Rechnin. This is quite a confusing and annoying situation!

    Yeah, the service should be better. 

    I hope it all goes smoothly, and that it'll be good news in the new year :)
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    I would like to share a bit of a happier recent event.

    Since lockdown has been going on I have been asked to go in to the office and assist clearing some work that had begun to pile up (all work I was told I couldn't do, but, that is beside the point). On one occasion I was asked to go in and work something I had never done before, I had an hour of training and was let to work it, the queue was cleared in three days and I even pointed out some process errors and dealt with a massive error I had done (not my fault, followed the process I was told but it was something completely out of left field).

    I even got an email from a senior member the regional management staff thanking me for my help and for doing such a good job.

    The main difference here was that I had support, no one was picking at target numbers or pointing out every last error that was made, and I will be making a big deal of this when I have my 1-2-1 next week.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,316 Disability Gamechanger
    It's great to read about your better news @Rechnin - & yes ammo to use next week! Please let us know how you get on, thank you. :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Great stuff @Rechnin- well done! I hope your 1-2-1 goes well, we look forward to hearing from you :) 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    So, we might be getting somewhere with other things, I've just received AQ-10 Autism Spectrum Quotient form.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Great stuff @Rechnin! That seems like a really positive step forward :) Have you had your 1-2-1 yet? 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Does it? My 1-2-1 isn't for a couple of weeks.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hope the 1 to 1 goes well when it comes around, I'm sure it will :) 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Next Thursday.......
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Okay, how are you feeling about it @Rechnin?
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    I am sure they will have a response to anything I bring up, I just want to see if I can get to work at home and what I will be doing. Last few weeks went ok, back in work, but, not things are coming back on me.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    I'm glad the last few weeks have been alright @Rechnin, hopefully you will be allowed to work from home.

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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    So... sorry for the delay in replying, been a busy week and an important one.

    I had my 1-2-1 and some of it went really well. I have had some good feedback regarding what I have been doing when whilst I was back in the office, even received a couple of awards on the company's Rewards and Recognition points system for the work I've recently completed and the support offered, after I pushed for it.

    On the flip side, it is still the same old place, there seems to be little interest in dealing with the issues that are plaguing the department, as long as its only people of a certain level who take any responsibility, and as soon as you make the slightest error you hear about it. Was really annoyed that I was pulled up for Lost Hours when I had already logged the reasons and they already new about Doctor's Appoints as such.

    It will be the end of year performances shortly, so, we will see how that goes...

    Also, I have the first stage of my Autism Assessment on the 19/11/2020...
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,780 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2020
    No need to apologise @Rechnin. It's good to hear from you :) 

    I'm glad the 1-2-1 went well! Well done on getting some awards on the system, do you get given something in return?

    It's must be frustrating that not much else has changed. Will you have an opportunity to bring this up during your end of year performance?

    That's good news! How are you feeling about it? 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Tori_Scope

    Thanks.

    You can exchange the points for items on a website. It can also be used towards your performance.

    Sadly, I am starting to feel that this is how things are going to be at my employers, there is more interest in when  you make an error than when you do something worthwhile. I was hoping that if I pointed out the inconsistency it would be noted, but, nothing. Sadly, I will always make mistakes if people are looking for them and due to how things are set up here.

    I have a lot to bring up in my end of year but I am not sure if any will be taken note of, or if it will change the outcome. We will see how things go.

    I am a bit nervous about it as all depends on the outcome I guess, if I am Autistic, god, we have something to work with, if not, I am no closer to finding the reason why I am what I am.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,472 Disability Gamechanger
    @Rechnin Hello, it's lovely to hear from you.  I hope the rest of the year goes well at your workplace.

    Let us know how your autism assessment goes too.  Try to take it one step at a time and not worry over a diagnostic outcome.  I appreciate this is easier said than done but I'm sure the medical professionals will be able to guide and support you through the process.  

    I hope you have a great rest of the day and feel free to get involved in any other chats :) 
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    @Cher-Scope Sorry for my not replying sooner (again).

    Had my assessment, now waiting for them to speak to my mum then will see how it goes from there. As for work, still waiting to see what my end of year result is and whether I can work from home in the New Year. Otherwise, it time for me to look elsewhere.

    We will have to see and, thanks for the support.
  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    Just a little update:

    The local autism team spoke to my mum yesterday, they will collated details and get back to me, if they have enough information they will tell me the results in the New Year or conduct as face to face assessment

    Also, will find out what my End of Year evaluation is on Tuesday, so, we will see. Still wont find out if I can work from home until 2021.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Thanks for the update @Rechnin

    It's good to hear that you seem to be getting somewhere, hopefully the result in the new year is the one you're hoping for.

    Best of luck with the end of year evaluation, let us know how you get on.
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    edited January 1
    @Ross_Scope

    So, i got my end of year, I got a Good for my rating and a Good for my Behaviours... and that was as good as it got as it was 'barely' in both, the main reason being i only did what my job was an nothing more.

    Also, I find out the result of my autism Assessment on Monday.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Okay @Rechnin, getting a good for both of those things is a positive thing I suppose? You don't seem overly thrilled about it and I understand why, but it's a good base to build from.

    Let us know how you get on with the result today.
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  • RechninRechnin Member Posts: 63 Connected
    It was the qualification 'barely' that really annoyed me as they restricted what jobs I could do after taking me off everything that I was doing well on for making some errors they then didn't give against other staff.

    Also, I had my Autism assessment result today... I am Autistic but awaiting to find out what level.
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