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Broke down at work.

Mister.B

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So I broke down at a staff meeting.

They said I could take some time off to get my head together.....But I have no idea how long is going to help.

I know everyone and every case is different but what is the normal amount of time for such leave?
 
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Anything from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on severity. Here in Holland we have a phenomenon known as "burn out", where people just leave their jobs and the rat race altogether and start doing something menial like being a garbage collector, cleaner or yoga instructor. Basically they don't come back at all, to their previous careers.
 
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Oh dear.

I'm afraid I have no idea what the answer might be.

When I was struggling at work they called in an occupational therapist to see me.
Maybe that is an avenue to take.

Mind you, it didn't help
I left about 2 months later.
 
maybe.shes.a.wildflower

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Anything from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on severity. Here in Holland we have a phenomenon known as "burn out", where people just leave their jobs and the rat race altogether and start doing something menial like being a garbage collector, cleaner or yoga instructor. Basically they don't come back at all, to their previous careers.
I did that!
Had to find a job I knew my prescense made a difference doing.

What is it you do mister b if you dont mind me asking?
 
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Anything from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on severity. Here in Holland we have a phenomenon known as "burn out", where people just leave their jobs and the rat race altogether and start doing something menial like being a garbage collector, cleaner or yoga instructor. Basically they don't come back at all, to their previous careers.
It happens here too. I see older men doing menial jobs - but you can tell they are of something greater..
 
maybe.shes.a.wildflower

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You can self cert a week or you can get a drs note for as long as it takes. Or drs can even do a sick note that has conditions in your employer must meet.
You can claim SSP if you're not entitled to company sick pay after a drs signed you off too.
Do you feel its the job that's too much?
 
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menial
ˈmiːnɪəl/Submit
adjective
1.
(of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.
"menial factory jobs"
synonyms: unskilled, lowly, humble, low-grade, low-status, routine, humdrum, boring, dull; degrading, mean, inferior, unworthy; blue-collar

Bit insulting

Hope you are feeling OK MisterB. Take a couple of weeks at least, then can reassess things :hug:
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*walks into forum with huge bowl of catnip, places it down by Kitty.B while giving huge hugs*
 
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I was working on a computer help desk, which was very stressful. I wasn't the first one to crack up. It was a large organisation and they gave me a year off on full pay.
 
Mister.B

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This is only a small organisation so they won't pay me, but my heatlh is more important than money right now.
 
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If you get a sick note from the dryoucan still get SSP its about £80 :)
 
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May I please ask what happened? Did you approach your manager? I'm in similar situation where I am the first point of contact etc. for my work. I pretty much hid in the toilet for five minutes because I felt so close to tears and frustrated at work situations involving colleagues and was not in a good place mentally.
 
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