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Giving up work

Hi. I'm a middle leader in a big secondary school and I'm finding work increasingly draining and stressful. Just wondered if anyone out there can give me some advice on when is the right time to stop working, or go part time? I don't want to quit too soon because I don't think there will be any going back once I do, but I don't think I can keep going at this pace much longer.

Hi @nikkis, I can't speak for anyone else but after being made redundant four months after being diagnosed I've worked at Christmas in a well known chemist warehouse on agency. I got a call back this year and barely managed 1 day despite being given a chair to sit on. So I've now called it a day, but if you can get part time it might help because if I could have got part time I would have at least tried. As everyone's illness is different it's always worth asking to at least try it and see. Best of luck. Graham xx


Im a manager in the police and have had lots of conversations with occupational health and have been allowed to work some hours at work and some at home during the last 6 months - I couldn't have done a full days work. I'm not sure how long it will last but they have indicated it may be a long term reasonable adjustment. I wonder if your work would enable you to to the same?