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BennieEddie

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    I enjoy listening to music, hanging out with my friends. Spending time with my family. Going out and doing voluntary work in helping people. There is nothing more rewarding to see someone happy and feeling good.

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  1. Hi everyone So I have a new job which I started back in March (last month). It's working in mental health but the Forensics side. This is a new side of mental health which I have little knowledge of the criminal justice side. The first month of the job was induction. I am really happy with the pace of the role. I have been lucky to have been given the chance to train, shadow and get to know the role. The major part of the role is based in the community supporting clients with MH issues. The service is voluntartly. So the client's have the right to decline support from our service. I was given my first client last week. The client declined support. So I closed the case. I took this very bad as I felt quite hard on myself. Thinking did I explain the service right? A few colleagues have encouraged me to not to be hard on myself. It happens and a lot of the client's do decline support from our service. However, I have been given a new client. Again this client answers the phone and asked me to phone back later on today. Which I did. I left a message on the client's voicemail with my name and contact details. As of yet, the client hasn't returned my call. My TL encouraged me to text the client tomorrow as it's still a good sign the client is engaging by answering the phone. But this client has a history of non engaging with mental health services. I am feeling incredibly anxious with taking on new clients as majority of their case is to do with the criminal justice. I have little knowledge. I feel quite anxious on keep phoning my Manager to explain certain things. I'm starting to feel they are getting annoyed with me by keeping asking basic things. I don't want to be seen as someone who is anxious and is not performing well. Someone who can't use their own initiuative. Gets scared and is constantly on the phone seeking for help. I'm reading their reports and hearing a lot of different words and about the criminal justice which I am struggling to understand. To top all that off, I am also feeling anxious in case another client doesn't engage. It may look bad on me as two client's are not engaging. I don't want this to affect my performance and they end up sacking me as so far, none of my clients are engaging. I am feeling really negative, anxious and helpless. Any advice?
  2. I really appreciate your comments and replies. Thanks for not judging me. I've deleted this person from my phone and FB. Life is too short for pain. I know I am worth so much more than that. I need to work on my self esteem issues.
  3. Update So I got on with my life. Decided to just move forward. In a new job which has increasing helped me to focus on a more positive life. Made me realise my self worth was more. I was surrounded with positivety. I even got a new phone and new number. This week, I saw my ex at the bus stop. He saw me. Said hello and walked past me. Two days later, on my facebook newsfeed. He posted up saying his deleted seventeen friends off his FB within the last three months. Me being stupid and caring. I texted him from my new phone informing this is my new number. Within a minute later, he replied back thanking me for my new number. He ignores my texts for months. Doesn't reply. The moment I text him with my new number. He sends a reply back within one minute later thanking me for my new number. I then ask him about meeting up next week. Tells me no thanks. Then I ask him about whether he wants us to remain as friends? He's reply back is "sure, if you want too". As soon as I point out - I just want a friendship with him. He ignores me. Why go from blanking me for months. Then thanking me for my new number. Then refuses to meet up and then ignores me again. What kind of pathetic immature crap is that?? Gosh I am so pathetic.
  4. Hi All Hope you are all well. I left my long term job with my old company in December 2018. Most people knew that I was leaving to start a new job in a new company. So I started the job after 18 days. It was a really bad job. (I posted a thread about it previously). I wasn't even willing to stick it out as I knew it was the wrong job. Thankfully I have savings so can cope for a while. So after I left I got straight on voluntary work. This way, I can prevent any gaps on my CV and I can stay busy and motivated. I love working. I decided to leave that job off my CV as I don't feel it's revelant to my career. Anyway, since starting voluntary work - I am really enjoying it. It's really good. So I do need to start looking for paid work which I have been. I have offered a lot of job interviews. I have been applying for jobs within my last company who I left in December 2018. I haven't added the new job on the application forms either. However, one role I did apply and got an interview for. The Team Leader knows me and knows I left to start a new job. So when I attended to the interview, that Team Leader had spoken to the Contract Manager. As soon as they both came into the interview, the very first question they asked "why did you leave our company and now coming back. Tell me about that". I found that a bit intimidating but I guess it's a natural asked question to ask. So I told them that I left. Started a new job and it wasn't the right job for me. I didn't want to paint the new employer as bad because I found it didn't look well. But I could see this manager in the interview didn't like what I was saying. Then she looked unimpressed when I informed I left that job. However, seemed to accept that I am doing voluntary work. So then my P45 came through the door this morning for the new job that I left. It details the date I just left my last employment. If I leave the new job off my CV and application forms. The P45 for future employment will have details off the employer that I voluntarily quit with. So my questions are: 1) Is it okay if I leave my new job that I have just left after working for 18 days off my CV? 2) If I do, how do I explain my reasons for leaving my new job especially when applying for new roles especially within my last long term employer? (It's unstandable they may ask why I left and now coming back just after one month ago after leaving) 3) If I do leave off my new job off my CV. How would and can this affect my P45 for future paid employment? 4) Is it better just to keep my short term job on my CV and future application forms? - Just anxious it will prevent me from getting a paid job
  5. Hi All I'm going to refer him as M. M and I dated on and off for one year. Became friends then started seeing each other again. M is an introvert. Has depression and anxiety. Scared of commitment. Many people feel he has aspergers. His always been hot and cold in our relationship. Put the barriers down as soon as I wanted our relationship to progress. As soon as I got close and began to fall in love with him. Which he knew I did. He swore we would never get back together. Seemed to highly resent the fact that I got to close. He would say hurtful things towards me whenever I tried to communicate and try to sort things out. Just kept pushing me away. Put up a wall around him. It hurt seeing him like this as he stopped going out. Hid away in his shell. He started to become his own enemy. Everytime he was around me. He resented me and made it known. Stopped replying to my texts. Stopped hanging outside of work. So one day, I thought telling him that I don't love him would make it easier for him especially as he seemed to resent the thought that I love him. Made things worse. He held a grudge towards me for it. I couldn't seem to win either way. I was leaving for a new job. I decided to be open and tell the truth about my feelings. I was living in denial if I wasn't been open. On my final week of leaving my old job. Things between I and him seemed to improve. I finally decided that having a friendship with him was more important than having a one sided unhealthy relationship with him. I informed him that I am happy to have a friendship with him. It would be great to meet with up every couple of weeks to hang out. On my last day at work. I and him agreed to go out for a drink and meal. When my last day came, he rang me and bailed out going for a drink. Informing he wasn't feeling better with having a cold recently. Informed he has given what I said about meeting up and maintaining a friendship some thought and he would like to meet up in a couple of weeks to go out for Sunday lunch. Kept referring me as mate and laughed numerous times. I felt we had patched things up and things would get better. A couple of weeks passed. I started my new job. I didn't hear anything from him. No texts. No phone calls - just nothing. I texted him to ask how he was? But I got no reply back. I left it but later saw him on Facebook. I sent him a message but he seemed fairly distant. Not wanting to talk much. So I reminded him about going out but he didn't answer me. I had noticed his facebook activity appeared less active much less since I left. A week later, I texted him him on his work phone wishing him to have a good week. He replied but not much. On Thursday this week, it was my 30th birthday. My sister shared a post reminding people about it. When it came to my birthday, he didn't even text me to wish me a happy birthday. So I texted him reminding that it's my birthday. He replied 90 mins later saying "have a good one"........ I was a little upset but got over it. I would have thought us being friends - he could have at least texted to wish me a happy birthday. The next day (last night) the whole team met up for leaving drinks for the contract manager at the pub. As soon as I and he saw each other. His face lit up. He appeared extremely happy to see me. Offered to buy me a drink. We both hugged each other. I was feeling a little anxious but I kept my cool. When I got up to head to the bar, I caught him looking towards my direction smiling. As soon as he saw me looking, he quickly looked away. He commented on wanting to share the same table I was sitting at to which he did. I sat down and started talking to previous work colleagues. I observed him quite a lot. He appeared very quiet most of the evening. Seemed like he had gone further into his shell since I last saw him. It took a while before we started to talk - me and him. He asked me how the new job was going? I informed him about what has been going on. I then asked him how he was? He didn't speak much. I asked why has he been quiet in terms of not getting in touch especially as we had agreed to remain friends. I also enquired as to why he hasn't replied to my texts when I have texted him. He informed he knows but wouldn't talk about it. I informed that I would love to see him outside of work. Please not to shy away to which he promised he won't anymore. After that conversation, he went to put on his jacket and leave. I persuaded him to stay. To which he did. One of our colleagues sat next to us and asked me about my birthday? I informed I went out with friends. My colleague looked at M and asked as to whether M had gone to celebrate with me. I asked my colleague why would they think that? My colleague informed they know and anyone can see that M and I are close. I informed my colleague that it took me to remind M that it was my birthday to which my colleague jokingly said to M. "Oh M, why didn't you text and wish a happy birthday". At this point, I was drunk. M looked slightly drunk. Twenty minutes later, the room got louder. When trying to talk to M, he kept asking me to repeat myself as he couldn't hear me. So I went to move my drink over to his and as soon as I got up to sit next to him in order for him to hear me. He grabbed hold of his jacket and went to run out of the pub. I enquired as to why he was rushing out. I was completely speechlous. I didn't know what in the world just happened. He came back in to say goodbye to a few colleagues. I saw him come back in and tried to find out what the hell is going on? To which I followed him around the pub as he kept on trying to run away. Colleagues saw his behaviour and tried to figure out what was going on. To which he informed he needs to go and then left. I followed him outside of the pub to which he asked me to leave him alone. I kept asking him what is going on? To which he said to me, "You need help. You need psychiatric help. You really do. You need therapy. Just f*** off and leave me alone". To which he walked off and I stood outside the pub. He walked back to me and said, "The police are going to be on to you". Then he walked away. I managed to sober up but remember everything that happened. I'm incredibly shocked and confused as to what happened. I won't be contacting him again. Maybe someone can explain but I'm extremely confused.
  6. Hi. No. It's not related to my old job. But my old employer knows what I left my old job for.
  7. I didn't add it on my application form though. But if comes up in possible interview. I'm happy to explain.
  8. Hi guys. Many thanks for your replies. Much appreicated. My old job is now up being advertised. I have applied for it. When it came to the application form. I didn't add the new job on it as I felt it was short term and not revelant. I had only been in it for two weeks. Although my old Team Leader at my old job knows I got a new job and left. She knows I have left my new job. Does it matter if I didn't add the new job onto the application form for re-applyinf for my old job back?
  9. Well I did approach my old employer. I contacted HR and my Team Leader. I was informed I would have to re-apply for the job when the advert comes out. In the meantime, my TL is going to ensure I come back to do bank work with my old service. I've also resigned from my new employer.
  10. It's all good and all to want to look after overs, but you need to think of yourself first and for most. Thank you both for your replies.
  11. I started a new job around ten days ago. My work experience and knowledge comes from mental health background. This new role includes outreach human trafficking. A subject I have zero experience and knowledge on. I took on this new role as it offered better salary than my last job. No weekend working and proper office hours. So I felt it could offer a better stablity whilst I study outside of work preferrably in the evenings. I was informed new staffs are joining due to the expansion of the service. On my first day, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of information thrown at me. I ended up being sick during my lunch break. The second day, I was asked to shadow someone. This role includes outreach in all parts of London. So it will include meeting with victims of human trafficking. You meet with them in local places. You give them money and support them whilst the home office makes a decision. I was overwhelmed to learn that each worker gets given a payment card to withdrawel money and has to carry around a lot of money for the client's. It's quite a huge responsibility as when giving over payments to clients in public places. This can make you a target for someone to rob you when they know and watch you with money. I have been shadowing different people. The worker's have a background in working with this client group in their previous roles. They have the experience and knowledge and do their work really well. These client's - there are a lot of challenges that I feel so unqualified to deal with. Client's can't speak English. Client's don't have proper housing. Client's don't have GP surgery's. All the worker's seem to have the knowledge and experience in supporting the clients. When they get given new client's, they know the right questions to ask. On my third day into the new role. I was allocated a caseload of 15 clients. I began to feel incredibly overwhelmed and shocked to learn the fast pace with wanting to throw new staff into the deep end so quickly without having the revelant training. 15 client's I have been allocated - some can't speak English. Some are pregnant. All need money. I feel incredibly out of my depth. I don't have the experience nor knowledge in supporting them. I feel so overwhelmed with just having 15 clients thrown at me at just my third day into the new job. I have also learnt due to the paperwork overload. People are staying much later after they should be working. Staff whom are contracted to work from Monday to Friday are in fact coming into the office on their weekend off just to complete their paperwork. Management are aware of this but don't care. I feel so disgusted and not impressed as this can cause staff to burn out quickly. Staff who are working over their hours are not getting paid for overtime. Instead they are just allowed one toil day off per month. The client's I have taken on - I was shocked to observe their previous Support Worker has given them their personal number to keep in contact with them. The worker has done everything for one particular client to the point this client is phoning the worker up and becoming to clingy. I pointed out to the worker boundaries are needed. We are to empower the client's and not do everything for them. I have now being left to pick up the pieces of bad habits to the previous worker has done to the clients. That's pressure I don't need. I spoke to my manager about how I am feeling. She was incredibly scared in case I resign. She informed me they have a high staff turnover. One new staff started three weeks ago. By the third day into the new role, he resigned. Every week there is an email that someone is leaving. She has promised me she is there to support me. But I'm just not feeling I will remain long in this new job. I'm highly tempted in resigning within the next day or so. I feel overwhelmed, stressed, cheated, under qualified and not impressed with what I have seen so far. I don't have the knowledge, tools nor experience to support one client little than 15 clients. I'm feeling extremely regrettful with leaving my last job. They are struggling at the moment as they have low staff. I'm tempted with asking HR for my old job back as I miss my old job and team so much. I wish I had stayed as I loved my old job so much. Any advice?
  12. What are the effects of social isolation? Can it damage a person? If so, how and what? What is the impact it can affect the person's family and friends? Can it create fear of other people?
  13. What are the signs and characteristics of someone who has built up an emotional wall? How does one attempt or break it down?
  14. This attachment style is soo confusing. When I tell him I love him and I want us to commit one day. He pushes me away and distances himself. Doesn't reply to my texts and avoids going out with me when I iniate. Says not loving him would make things easier and doesn't feel the same way as I do. Starts acting anxious around me by the fact that I love him. But he does continue to laugh with me. Replies sometimes to my messages. Saids he doesn't mind us dating and hanging out. But no commitment. Then we can work on things and sees how things go. So I try to make things easier for him. To help him to feel better and move on. I tell him I don't love him. I thought this way it would make him feel better and less anxious. Nope this in fact makes things worse. The fact I tell him I don't love him appears to make him feel hurt and angry towards me. He distances himself. Gets angry towards me. Holds a grudge. Doesn't acknowledge me. Appears really upset and makes it clear to me. Tells me no we cant work on things. Doesn't ever want to get back. Then acts and starts to get jealous when I mention about dating someone new. Gets upset and starts to try to make me jealous. Holds resentment and anger towards me and refuses to be nice ever since I told him I don't love him. I'm confused.
  15. Hi All Hope all is well. I have been offered a new job with a new company. It's a conditional offer based on satisfactory DBS and references checks. Once all come back fine. I will be given a start and a copy of my contract. I have been informed my new employer my references has come back fine. They are only waiting back for my DBS. DBS can take time to come back. I have no concerns with my DBS as I know it will come back fine. I completed it a few weeks ago. So still waiting for it come back. I know once it reaches 60 days. You can esclate it. Which usually takes 1 day to complete. In my current role. I have to give one month's notice. A lot of people are leaving my team especially before Christmas. So I know management are having a hard time on tryin to get cover for it. I'm fairly certain they will try to get me to work Christmas especially as they won't want to come to cover it. I was thinkin of handing in my notice next week to escape working Christmas. I don't have a good working relationship with my management. So I don't feel obiliged to stick around and work Christmas for an employer who has messed me around a lot in the past. Things are getting bad with my current employer. To the point, depression has stepped in. One of my colleagues has advised me to hand in my notice before Christmas. Even though I don't have a start date and been offered a conditional offer. My colleague advised me to not worry about it as the only thing I wait for is the DBS which will come back fine. They advise me to resign. Enjoy Christmas and New Year with my family. To enquire about DBS if it comes to 60 days. Should I take the risk or do I wait?
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