Waggers as PPs have said, you're fully protected by the law here. I would contact HR making an "enquiry" and casually mention that you felt like you were put under pressure by management for taking carers leave. I work in HR and would $hit bricks if one of our staff said that to me and the manager in question would be getting a swift kick up the backside. Any HR professional with half a brain knows about general protections and adverse action and wants to stay far, far away from any claim of that nature. I'm not sure how much you want to disclose however if you feel comfortable with it, I would let HR know about your mental health issues. That will protect you further as that adds another level of complexity regarding them trying to disadvantage you in any way for utilizing the leave that you're entitled to. Good luck.
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23-06-2014 13:15 #71
24-06-2014 13:49 #72
Another blow today - dh got fired on his second day. They were doing role play for sales and after a morning of scenarios, the boss told dh he was being let go for being "too orchestrated". This is after dh got 100% in their apptitude exams. Poor dh is devastated. He was so excited to start this job
This also means no more daycare as we can't afford it without a second steady income
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24-06-2014 13:56 #73-
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What the hell? Why didn't they check that before hiring? (Do role plays as part of the recruitment?) you think since they had hired your hubby already they would have seen if a bit of coaching could help improve things! They sound like a bunch of idiots.
Sorry Waggs, another blow you didn't need. Xx
24-06-2014 14:27 #74
What kind of interview did they have that they'd fire someone for sounding too orchestrated? It sounds a bit dodgy
I'm so sorry this happened to your family, it seems like its one bad thing after another, I hope it picks up again for you soon
24-06-2014 14:38 #75
I feel so sorry for you. Just one more thing for you deal with, as if you don't have enough for now. I wish there was some live-in support network, you really need 24 hour support. Perhaps if you go back to your GP and tell your whole story, someone will be able to direct you and your husband to help. My goodness, I will pray for you all. There must be help somewhere. hugs, Marie.
24-06-2014 15:13 #76
Give centrelink a call about the childcare. I'm not sure if they still do JETT. If so, it may work that if your husband goes onto partnered parenting payment but looking at returning to work you may qualify. His payment will be less than on New start but it may balance out/work out better if you get JETT. Check out their website and give them a call.
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24-06-2014 16:38 #77
Oh gosh. Massive hugs. Life is so unfair at times.
They do still do JETT but you have to have an employment pathway plan and be receiving benefits. I would definitely call centrelink and ask about child care options. If you're earning under a certain amount you may be eligible for some assistance. It's worth a phone call if you get a result.
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24-06-2014 16:47 #78
They'll know if it could be done this way but definitely worth a shot.
24-06-2014 16:51 #79
27-06-2014 18:54 #80Senior Member
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oh I feel for you waggers. people paint the picture of parenthood being rainbows and butterflies, and it simply isn't true. MY 2yr old is really difficult tantruming child and I lose my **** more often than Id like to count. I suffer from depression and have had those same thoughts as you and still do. I probably go week on week off with depression.
when you are so down its hard to see things in a different light. I've threatened to leave my kids an just walk cos I feel like they make me negative. all I do is nag and then dealing with the two year old can be torture, she chucks massive screaming tantrums just like your child over the littlest things, I have to force her into her car seat, Im the parent with the screaming child over her shoulder just trying to buy some bloody milk and bread etc.
IMO get some stronger anti depressants and go and do something for yourself. horse-riding, bushwalking etc anything to make you feel like a normal person.
I hope your child isn't being to trying for you today.
ps I love the blog ' motherhood - a big fat F you.' It rings so true.
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