At the age of 24 I have reduced my hours at my new job and gone part time. This fox I spray painted as the featured image has nothing to do with this post apart from the fact I’m super proud of it.
I cannot actually believe I have made that statement at my age, about work, not the fox. Although at 24 should I be this proud of spray painting a fox bright pink? Anyway!
I started working for a new company 3 weeks ago and today I had a meeting with my line manager and requested to reduce my hours. I cannot honestly be more thankful for how great my manager was about the whole situation. She was understanding and couldn’t be more helpful.
Luckily I have my week off now and can spend the week relaxing. Prepare yourself for Harry Potter studio updates and wedding photos (not mine, a friend’s) because that’s what this week is all about! Pretty ecstatic times if I do say so myself.
I’ve told my manager that when I feel well enough I will take on extra over time to make up hours here and there because it is extremely busy at the moment but she just said that my health comes first. I don’t think I’ve ever worked somewhere that made that statement.
It might not be the most exciting job in the world but how many places are that excepting of just letting you go from full time to 25hrs after such a short length of time? 5, 5hr shifts a week is right what I need. My fatigue has really been getting on top of me, I haven’t been eating properly and just all together haven’t been taking care of myself from sheer tiredness and constantly just wanting to lie down. I’m hoping this change helps out a bit.
Short and sweet today, hope you’re all having a fantastic Friday!!
- Don’t be afraid to ask
- The worst they can say is no
- You might be totally surprised