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Returning to work tomorrow after six weeks off with workplace anxiety

Rosie

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I am feeling very anxious right now and dreading tomorrow as I am due to return to work.
I had been signed off by my doctor for six weeks off work, due to work anxiety and stress . My six weeks are now up and I am returning on a phased return starting Tuesday, as suggested by my GP. (I shall work one day and have the next day off for 2 weeks)
I am going to see occupational health at some point to talk things through which is fine.
I am just dreading walking back in the office, all the questions I may face and the looks of questioning and / or sympathy, and seeing my manager.
I feel silly that I am not enjoying my bank holiday weekend as I am constantly thinking about my return.
Have any if you been in the same situation? If so how did you relax, prepare and deal with it?
I know I will also need a one to one with a manager and i'm feeling apprehensive. I will need to bring up the matter of the abruptness of someone who helps me in our team that has contributed to me feeling like this, but there will be fallout from this situation as this member of staff can be confrontational. As I have anxiety I am worrying about this.
I just want tomorrow to be an easing myself back in day.....
 

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If this place stresses you out this much.. then I think it's time you start to look for another job.
Obviously this job is killing you slowly and what happens after tour gone??
They immediately replace you....thats about it.
Don't kill yourself over a job.
 

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I am feeling very anxious right now and dreading tomorrow as I am due to return to work.
I had been signed off by my doctor for six weeks off work, due to work anxiety and stress . My six weeks are now up and I am returning on a phased return starting Tuesday, as suggested by my GP. (I shall work one day and have the next day off for 2 weeks)
I am going to see occupational health at some point to talk things through which is fine.
I am just dreading walking back in the office, all the questions I may face and the looks of questioning and / or sympathy, and seeing my manager.
I feel silly that I am not enjoying my bank holiday weekend as I am constantly thinking about my return.
Have any if you been in the same situation? If so how did you relax, prepare and deal with it?
I know I will also need a one to one with a manager and i'm feeling apprehensive. I will need to bring up the matter of the abruptness of someone who helps me in our team that has contributed to me feeling like this, but there will be fallout from this situation as this member of staff can be confrontational. As I have anxiety I am worrying about this.
I just want tomorrow to be an easing myself back in day.....
If there is one particular person who has brought on your anxieties then you must return and speak with the manager about it. You deserve that job more than anyone and the fact that someone has contributed to your negative feelings is the manager's responsibility. Nowadays, you can take that to court. Have you had a loss of earnings because of your time off? Did the doctor cost you money? This kind of treatment is not allowed nowadays and you have the courts on your side. Put this across to your manager. Try to stay strong. Imagine that we on this forum are there with you holding your hand. If you have no joy, then hand in your notice, as you have no choice. BUT, then you will need to see a lawyer for your work rights and how you go ahead with the unfair treatment and suing.

This is your legal right. Please let us know how you get on, because we are here for you. You are not alone. Your work colleague is bullying you. That kind of abruptness is unwarranted and a form of bullying which can drive a person to suicide. That makes it attempted murder. Put that across to your manager and he may well deal with it as he won't want a legal case on his hands.

Be strong and speak up as you have nothing to lose but everything to gain. They will then see that even though you may have an emotional weakness, that you are in no way stupid.
 

PJTAVISH

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If this place stresses you out this much.. then I think it's time you start to look for another job.
Obviously this job is killing you slowly and what happens after tour gone??
They immediately replace you....thats about it.
Don't kill yourself over a job.
Couldn’t have said it better myself


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Concernedgal

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If there is one particular person who has brought on your anxieties then you must return and speak with the manager about it. You deserve that job more than anyone and the fact that someone has contributed to your negative feelings is the manager's responsibility. Nowadays, you can take that to court. Have you had a loss of earnings because of your time off? Did the doctor cost you money? This kind of treatment is not allowed nowadays and you have the courts on your side. Put this across to your manager. Try to stay strong. Imagine that we on this forum are there with you holding your hand. If you have no joy, then hand in your notice, as you have no choice. BUT, then you will need to see a lawyer for your work rights and how you go ahead with the unfair treatment and suing.

This is your legal right. Please let us know how you get on, because we are here for you. You are not alone. Your work colleague is bullying you. That kind of abruptness is unwarranted and a form of bullying which can drive a person to suicide. That makes it attempted murder. Put that across to your manager and he may well deal with it as he won't want a legal case on his hands.

Be strong and speak up as you have nothing to lose but everything to gain. They will then see that even though you may have an emotional weakness, that you are in no way stupid.
Yes....emot
 
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