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Hi, my name is lvdayx!
Hi, I have an anxiety disorder (G.A.D) particularly prone to polarised thinking and catastrophic thinking, I'm also dyslexic and I have Factor 5 Leidens mutation (blood clotting disorder). I've joined this community because I work full time and I think I am encountering some disability disctimination from management, which is making me feel pretty hopless right now. I'm a teacher and basically after finishing teaching at 5pm, this year they've introduced some manditory overtime until 8pm (late evenings and some Saturdays to do promotional work for the school). I love my job, but by 5pm I'm wiped out from keeping my mental health in check all day in a high pressured and sometimes explosive job dealing with student drama. I take meds which help, but they come with their own side effects too. So by 5pm I'm so fatigued, headaches, my thinking slows, my speech can slur etc that I need the evening to rest and recover from the day, so I am ready to come in fresh the day after. But I can't keep up with the additional duties they have imposed upon us this year and get adequate time to recover in the evening at the same time. After meeting with management and explaing this, they don't even try to understand, instead they just reiterate that it is my contractual obligation. I feel like I'm about to lose a job which I love so much and that I'm really good at because I can't devote the additional time to them to help with their promotional days. Feeling very isolated and that I can no longer live up to the role of the job I love.